Survey of Economics / Edition 8

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Overview

Designed specifically for the one-semester introductory economics course for non-majors, Tucker's SURVEY OF ECONOMICS, Seventh Edition, delivers the most comprehensive and pedagogically rich treatment of introduction to economics available. Readable, sensible, and interesting, this text is renowned for its engaging presentation, emphasis on critical thinking, active learning environment, highly motivational pedagogy, unrivaled visual learning support, and numerous in-chapter applications and review opportunities. With its focus on the most basic tools and topics in economics in the context of real-world issues, students get the opportunity to see how economic issues play out at national and international levels. The seventh edition has been thoroughly updated to show students how economics impacts their own world through topics such as privatization versus nationalization, social security, carbon emissions, social-networking sites, America's housing bubble, and gasoline prices.

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"Information is presented in a way that is almost impossible to misunderstand. [It] explains exactly how the details relate in a concise manner [and] review questions at the end of the chapter are EXTREMELY helpful."

"The book is laid out logically and attractively; both micro and macro are covered well."

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Teaches basic operations of the US economy to students in a one-term economics course, using supply and demand analysis to explain real- world economic issues. Material is designed to be student-friendly. Early chapters introduce the logic of economic analysis and develop the core of microeconomic analysis, while later chapters cover macroeconomics, and two final chapters cover international issues. Includes a review of graphical analysis, a graphing primer, and a study guide on interpreting graphs. This third edition contains new practice quizes, online quizes, web sites, and visual chapter summaries. The author teaches economics at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111989668
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/11/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 315,151
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Irvin B. Tucker brings more than thirty years of experience teaching introductory economics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to this text. Dr. Tucker earned his B.S. in economics at N.C. State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Tucker was a longtime member of the National Council on Economic Education and former Director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Recognized for his ability to relate basic economic principles to global issues and public policy, Dr. Tucker's work has received national recognition throughout his career. He is the recipient of the Meritorious Leavy Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education, the Federation of Independent Business Award for Postsecondary Educator of the Year in Entrepreneurship and Economic Education, and the Freedom Foundation's George Washington Medal for Excellence in Economic Education. In addition, he has published numerous professional journal articles on topics including industrial organization, entrepreneurship, and sports economics. Dr. Tucker is also the author of the highly successful SURVEY OF ECONOMICS, a text for the one-term survey of economics course, published by Cengage Learning.

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Table of Contents

Brief CONTENTS PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS. 1. Introducing the Economic Way of Thinking. Appendix 1: Applying Graphs to Economics. 2. Production Possibilities, Opportunity Cost, and Economic Growth. PART II: THE MICROECONOMY. 3. Market Demand and Supply. 4. Markets in Action. Appendix 4: Applying Supply and Demand Analysis to Health Care. 5. Price Elasticity of Demand. 6. Production Costs. 7. Perfect Competition. 8. Monopoly. 9. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly. 10. Labor Markets and Income Distribution. PART III: THE MACROECONOMY AND FISCAL POLICY. 11. Gross Domestic Product. 12. Business Cycles and Unemployment. 13. Inflation. 14. Aggregate Demand and Supply. Appendix 14: The Self-Correcting Aggregate Demand and Supply Model. 15. Fiscal Policy. 16. The Public Sector. 17. Federal Deficits, Surpluses, and the National Debt. PART IV: MONEY, BANKING, AND MONETARY POLICY. 18. Money and the Federal Reserve System. 19. Money Creation. 20. Monetary Policy. Appendix 20: Policy Disputes Using the Self-Correcting Aggregate Demand and Supply Model. PART V: THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY. 21. International Trade and Finance. 22. Economies in Transition. 23. Growth and the Less-Developed Countries. Appendix A: Answers to Odd-Numbered Study Questions and Problems. Appendix B: Answers to Practice Quizzes. Appendix C: Answers to Road Map Questions. Glossary. Index.

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