Study Guide for Mankiw's Brief Principles of Macroeconomics, 4th / Edition 4

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Overview

David R. Hakes (University of Northern Iowa) has prepared a study guide that will enhance student success. Each chapter of the study guide includes learning objectives, a description of the chapter's context and purpose, a chapter review, key terms and definitions, advanced critical thinking questions, and helpful hints for understanding difficult concepts. Students can develop their understanding by doing the practice problems and short answer question, then assess their mastery of the key concepts with the self-test, which includes true/false and multiple choice questions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324319064
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Edition description: Study Guid
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (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


Ten Principles of Economics     1
Thinking Like an Economist     15
Interdependence and the Gains from Trade     35
The Market Forces of Supply and Demand     53
Measuring a Nation's Income     69
Measuring the Cost of Living     85
Production and Growth     101
Saving, Investment, and the Financial System     115
The Basic Tools of Finance     133
Unemployment     149
The Monetary System     165
Money Growth and Inflation     181
Open-Economy Macroeconomics: Basic Concepts     199
A Macroeconomic Theory of the Open Economy     215
Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply     231
The Influence of Monetary and Fiscal Policy on Aggregate Demand     251
The Short-Run Trade-off between Inflation and Unemployment     269
Five Debates over Macroeconomic Policy     287
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