Economics For Dummies

Economics For Dummies

by Sean Masaki Flynn

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ISBN-13: 9781119476382
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 67,391
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sean Flynn, PhD, is an associate professor of economics at Scripps College in Claremont, California. A specialist in behavioral economics, Dr. Flynn has provided economic commentary for numerous news outlets, including NPR, ABC, FOX Business, and Forbes.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Economics — The Science of How People Deal with Scarcity.

Chapter 1: What Does Economics Study? And Why Should You Care?

Chapter 2: Cookies or Ice Cream? Tracking Consumer Choices.

Chapter 3: Producing the Right Stuff the Right Way to Maximize Human Happiness.

Part II: Macroeconomics — The Science of Economic Growth and Stability.

Chapter 4: Measuring the Macroeconomy: How Economists Keep Track of Everything.

Chapter 5: Inflation Frustration: Why More Money Isn’t Always a Good Thing.

Chapter 6: Understanding Why Recessions Happen.

Chapter 7: Fighting Recessions with Monetary and Fiscal Policy.

Part III: Microeconomics — The Science of Consumer and Firm Behavior.

Chapter 8: Supply and Demand Made Easy.

Chapter 9: Getting to Know Homo Economicus, the Utility-Maximizing Consumer.

Chapter 10: The Core of Capitalism: The Profit-Maximizing Firm.

Chapter 11: Why Economists Love Free Markets and Competition.

Chapter 12: Monopolies: How Badly Would You Behave If You Had No Competition?

Chapter 13: Oligopoly and Monopolistic Competition: Middle Grounds.

Chapter 14: Property Rights and Wrongs.

Chapter 15: Market Failure: Asymmetric Information and Public Goods.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Famous Economists.

Chapter 17: Ten Seductive Economic Fallacies.

Chapter 18: Ten Economic Ideas to Hold Dear.

Appendix.

Index.

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