Principles of Economics / Edition 9

Principles of Economics / Edition 9

by Karl E. Case, Ray C. Fair, Sharon C Oster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0136055486

ISBN-13: 9780136055488

Pub. Date: 01/05/2009

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This best-selling introduction to economics shows readers that economics is a powerful way of thinking and actually teaches them how to thinklike an economist and how to use economics to interpret world events. Reader-friendly and hands-on in approach, it provides a unified approach to economic theory, issues and policies — using a

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This best-selling introduction to economics shows readers that economics is a powerful way of thinking and actually teaches them how to thinklike an economist and how to use economics to interpret world events. Reader-friendly and hands-on in approach, it provides a unified approach to economic theory, issues and policies — using a variety of methods (stories, graphs, and equations) to present economics principles. Offers exceptionally up-to-date coverage in data, examples, events and topics. Begins with an introduction to economic basics, then explores microeconomics and macroeconomics, in depth. Considers both consumers and firms (including the capital market and the investment decision); market imperfections and the role of government; and current applied microeconomics issues (public finance; the economics of labor markets and labor unions; and health care, immigration, and urban problems). Explores macroeconomic principles and policy; macroeconomic analysis and issues; debates in macroeconomics and economic growth (Monetarism New Classical Theory; Supply-Side Economics; economic growth and productivity). Integrates global/international concerns/issues throughout. For anyone interested in a solid introduction to economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136055488
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/05/2009
Series:
Pearson Custom Business Resources Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS.

1. The Scope and Method of Economics.
2. The Economic Problem: Scarcity and Choice.
3. Demand, Supply, and Market Equilibrium.
4. The Price System, Demand and Supply, and Elasticity.

II. FOUNDATIONS OF MICROECONOMICS: CONSUMERS AND FIRMS.

5. Household Behavior and Consumer Choice.
6. The Production Process: The Behavior of Profit Maximizing Firms.
7. Short-Run Costs and Output Decisions.
8. Costs and Output Decisions in the Long Run.
9. Input Demand: The Labor and Land Markets.
10. Input Demand: The Capital Market and the Investment Decision.
11. General Equilibrium and the Efficiency of Perfect Competition.

III. MARKET IMPERFECTIONS AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT.

12. Monopoly and Antitrust Policy.
13. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly.
14. Externalities, Public Goods, Imperfect Information, and Social Choice.
15. Income Distribution and Poverty.

IV. CONCEPTS AND PROBLEMS IN MACROECONOMICS.

16. Introduction to Macroeconomics.
17. Measuring National Output and National Income.
18. Long-Run and Short-Run Concerns: Growth, Productivity, Unemployment, and Inflation.

V. THE GOODS AND MONEY MARKETS.

19. Aggregate Expenditure and Equilibrium Output.
20. The Government and Fiscal Policy.
21. The Money Supply and the Federal Reserve System.
22. Money Demand, the Equilibrium Interest Rate, and Monetary Policy.

VI. MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS.

23. Money, the Interest Rate, and Output: Analysis and Policy.
24. Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, and Inflation.
25. The Labor Market, Unemployment, and Inflation.
26. Macroeconomic Issues and Policy.
27. Household and Firm Behavior in the Macroeconomy: A Further Look.
28. Long-Run Growth.
29. Debates in Macroeconomics: Monetarism, New Classical Theory, and Supply Side Economics.

VII. THE WORLD ECONOMY.

30. International Trade, Comparative Advantage, and Protectionism.
31. Open Economy Macroeconomics: The Balance of Payments and Exchange Rates.
32. Economic Growth in Developing and Transitional Economies.
Glossary.
Solutions to Even-Numbered Problems.
Index.

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