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This highly successful text makes basic economics readable, sensible, and interesting by placing an emphasis on application and student learning. This book provides the most comprehensive and pedagogically-rich treatment of introductory economics available for the non-majors course. It focuses on the most basic tools in economics and applies them clearly to explain real-world economic issues. Better than any other text, Tucker implements teaching tools and methodologies that drive the student learning process and development of critical analysis skills. It is known for its: lively and informative writing style; emphasis on critical thinking; applications; active learning environment; use of unique, highly motivational, student-oriented pedagogy; unparalleled visual learning support; and numerous in-chapter review and application opportunities.

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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: 9780324159912
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/5/2003
  • Edition description: College Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 528

Meet the Author


Irvin B. Tucker has over 20 years of experience teaching introductory economics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He 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 is 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 ECONOMICS FOR TODAY, a text for the two-semester principles of economics course, published by Cengage Learning.
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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS 1. Introducing the Economic Way of Thinking Appendix to Chapter 1: Applying Graphs to Economics 2. Production Possibilities and Opportunity Cost PART II: THE MICROECONOMY 3. Market Demand and Supply 4. Markets in Action Appendix to Chapter 4: Applying Supply and Demand Analysis to Health Care 5. Price Elasticity of Demand 6. Production Costs 7. Perfect Competition 8. Monopoly Chapter 9. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly Chapter 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 to Chapter 14: Appendix: 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 PART V: THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY 21. International Trade and Finance 22. Economics in Transition 23. Growth and the Less-Developed Countries

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