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With its clear and engaging writing style, PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today. Mankiw emphasizes material that you are likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you are studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day.

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"I think it is more reader friendly than other texts. In addition, it uses both numeric and/or graphical examples, which is very useful for the students."

"We used to use Case and Fair's text. Mankiw seems to be a better text because it actually follows through with giving applications to what he includes in the book. For example, there is much better material in Mankiw about consumer surplus, producer surplus, government policies and interventions in the market."

"Very student friendly text. Makes economics easy to understand. Some of the other texts would take a lot of reading to explain an idea."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538453059
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/10/2011
  • Series: Economics Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 856
  • Sales rank: 303,534
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

N. Gregory Mankiw is Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He studied economics at Princeton University and MIT. He has taught macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, and principles of economics. Professor Mankiw is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. His published articles have appeared in academic journals such as the AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, and QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS and in more widely accessible forums including THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, and FORTUNE. In addition to his teaching, research, and writing, Professor Mankiw has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office, and a member of the ETS test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics. From 2003 to 2005, he served as chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. In addition, he maintains a very popular blog for students of economics at http://www.gregmankiw.blogspot.com.

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Ten Principles of Economics. 2. Thinking Like an Economist. 3. Interdependence and the Gains from Trade. PART II: HOW MARKETS WORK. 4. The Market Forces of Supply and Demand. 5. Elasticity and Its Application. 6. Supply, Demand, and Government Policies. PART III: MARKETS AND WELFARE. 7. Consumers, Producers, and the Efficiency of Markets. 8. Applications: The Costs of Taxation. 9. Application: International Trade. PART IV: THE ECONOMICS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR. 10. Externalities. 11. Public Goods and Common Resources. 12. The Design of the Tax System. PART V: FIRM BEHAVIOR AND THE ORGANIZATION OF INDUSTRY. 13. The Costs of Production. 14. Firms in Competitive Markets. 15. Monopoly. 16. Monopolistic Competition. 17. Oligopoly. PART VI: THE ECONOMICS OF THE LABOR MARKET. 18. The Markets for the Factors of Production. 19. Earnings and Discrimination. 20. Income Inequality and Poverty. PART VII: TOPICS FOR FURTHER STUDY. 21. The Theory of Consumer Choice. 22. Frontiers in Microeconomics. PART VIII: THE DATA OF MACROECONOMICS. 23. Measuring a Nation's Income. 24. Measuring the Cost of Living. PART IX: THE REAL ECONOMY IN THE LONG RUN. 25. Production and Growth. 26. Saving, Investment, and the Financial System. 27. Tools of Finance. 28. Unemployment and Its Natural Rate. PART X: MONEY AND PRICES IN THE LONG RUN. 29. The Monetary System. 30. Money Growth and Inflation. PART XI: THE MACROECONOMICS OF OPEN ECONOMICS. 31. Open-Economy Macroeconomics: Basic Concepts. 32. A Macroeconomic Theory of the Open Economy. PART XII: SHORT-RUN ECONOMIC FLUCTUATIONS. 33. Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply. 34. The Influence of Monetary and Fiscal Policy on Aggregate Demand. 35. The Short-Run Tradeoff between Inflation and Unemployment. PART XIII: FINAL THOUGHTS. 36. Six Debates over Macroeconomic Policy.

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    extraordinary book for the next extraordinary economist!!

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    A Readable Textbook

    Though this is probably irrelevant to most buyers because they did not choose the book, it is a surprisingly readable text. Explains the basics clearly and tersely, yet still provides sufficient digression to make it an enjoyable read (by textbook standards). Of the three principles texts I've read, this one is far and away the most clear and easiest to read and enjoy.

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