Microeconomics for Public Managers / Edition 1

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Overview

Microeconomics for Public Managers presents a rigorous non-mathematical introduction to the study of microeconomics geared towards managers of nonprofit institutions.

  • Provides an introduction to the economist’s toolkit for students destined for not-for-profit enterprises and public institutions
  • Topics are selected for their relevance to the non-profit sector, enabling key issues to be covered in greater depth than standard microeconomic textbooks
  • Pertinent case studies and cost-benefit analysis are utilized throughout
  • Features end-of chapter problem sets and study questions
  • Describes economic decision-making applicable to non-profit managers
  • Accompanying website with instructor materials is available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/keating
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405125444
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/14/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry P. Keating teaches Non-profit Management, Managerial Economics, and Forecasting to undergraduate and graduate classes at the University of Notre Dame. He conducts business forecasting seminars internationally for corporate professionals. He is also a Heritage Foundation Salvatori Fellow.

Maryann O. Keating teaches Principles of Economics, Graduate Survey of Economics, and Public Finance at Indiana University South Bend. They have three adult children and live in South Bend, Indiana.

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Table of Contents

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Part I:   Institutional Setting

Chapter 1.   Managerial Economics in Public and Nonprofit Administration:   An Overview

Chapter 2.   Characteristics of the Government and Private Nonprofit Sectors

Part II:   Consumer Theory and Public Goods

Chapter 3.   Demand and Supply

Chapter 4.   Estimating Client Choice

Chapter 5.   Market Failure and Public Choice

Part III:  Production Theory and Public Administration

Chapter 6.  Production and Costs

Chapter 7.   Market Structure in Government and Nonprofit Industries

Chapter 8.   Selecting the Right Niche and Setting Client Fees

Chapter 9.   Strategic Goals:   If Not Profit, What?

Part IV:   Input Markets and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Chapter 10.   Employing Labor and Capital

Chapter 11.  Cost-Benefit Analysis

Index

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