Economics / Edition 19

Economics / Edition 19

by Paul A Samuelson, William D Nordhaus
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0073511293
ISBN-13:
9780073511290
Pub. Date:
04/08/2009
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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Economics / Edition 19

Samuelson's text was first published in 1948, and it immediately became the authority for the principles of economics courses. The book continues to be the standard-bearer for principles courses, and this revision continues to be a clear, accurate, and interesting introduction to modern economics principles. Bill Nordhaus is now the primary author of this text, and he has revised the book to be as current and relevant as ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073511290
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 04/08/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 744
Sales rank: 641,516
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexvii
Economics and the Internetxxiii
Part 1Basic Concepts1
Chapter 1The Fundamentals of Economics3
Appendix 1How to Read Graphs18
Chapter 2Markets and Government in a Modern Economy25
Chapter 3Basic Elements of Supply and Demand46
Part 2Microeconomics: Supply, Demand, and Product Markets65
Chapter 4Applications of Supply and Demand67
Chapter 5Demand and Consumer Behavior85
Appendix 5Geometrical Analysis of Consumer Equilibrium102
Chapter 6Production and Business Organization108
Chapter 7Analysis of Costs125
Appendix 7Production, Cost Theory, and Decisions of the Firm142
Chapter 8Analysis of Perfectly Competitive Markets147
Chapter 9Imperfect Competition and Its Polar Case of Monopoly166
Chapter 10Oligopoly and Monopolistic Competition183
Chapter 11Uncertainty and Game Theory203
Part 3Factor Markets: Labor, Land, and Capital223
Chapter 12How Markets Determine Incomes225
Chapter 13The Labor Market243
Chapter 14Land and Capital267
Appendix 14Markets and Economic Efficiency286
Part 4Applied Microeconomics: International Trade, Government, and the Environment295
Chapter 15Comparative Advantage and Protectionism297
Chapter 16Government Taxation and Expenditure322
Chapter 17Promoting More Efficient Markets344
Chapter 18Protecting the Environment363
Chapter 19Efficiency vs. Equality: The Big Trade-off385
Part 5Macroeconomics: The Study of Economic Growth and Business Cycles411
Chapter 20Overview of Macroeconomics413
Appendix 20Macroeconomic Data432
Chapter 21Measuring Economic Activity434
Chapter 22Consumption and Investment455
Chapter 23Business Fluctuations and the Theory of Aggregate Demand476
Chapter 24The Multiplier Model491
Chapter 25Money, Banking, and Financial Markets511
Chapter 26Central Banking and Monetary Policy541
Part 6Economic Growth and Macroeconomic Policy565
Chapter 27The Process of Economic Growth567
Chapter 28The Challenge of Economic Development591
Chapter 29Exchange Rates and the International Financial System612
Chapter 30Open-Economy Macroeconomics635
Part 7Unemployment, Inflation, and Economic Policy659
Chapter 31Unemployment and the Foundations of Aggregate Supply661
Chapter 32Ensuring Price Stability683
Chapter 33The Warring Schools of Macroeconomics709
Chapter 34Policies for Growth and Stability730
Valediction754
Glossary of Terms756
Index779

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