Economics / Edition 5 available in Hardcover
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Offering a unique blend of solid theoretical content and student accessibility, this book stands apart with its emphasis on intriguing applications that convey the prevalence of economics in everyday life. By applying economics to phenomenon that readers are familiar with and interested in, this book demonstrates like no other text how economic analysis can be applied to virtually anything of interest, thus helping the reader develop true economic intuition. Additional features include a unique active-learning format, an emphasis on developing economic analysis skills, and an outstanding visual program for exhibits and graphs. Content highlights include balanced presentation of major macro theories; a micro presentation that centers around the trilogy of objectives, constraints, and choices; thorough integration of international topics; and fully-integrated Internet features that offer hands-on exercises foe exploring economics on-line. Economics, 5e is also available in micro and macro paperback splits.
About the Author
Dr. Roger A. Arnold is Professor of Economics at California State University San Marcos, where his fields of specialization include general microeconomic theory and monetary theory. A widely respected authority on economic issues, Dr. Arnold is a regularly featured expert on talk radio discussing the state of the economy. He is also a proven author who has published numerous academic articles, hundreds of newspaper columns, as well as the popular ECONOMICS: NEW WAYS OF THINKING and principles of economics supplemental text, HOW TO THINK LIKE AN ECONOMIST. Dr. Arnold earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Birmingham in England and received his M.A. and his Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Tech.
Table of ContentsAN INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS. PART ONE: ECONOMICS: THE SCIENCE OF SCARCITY. 1. What Economics is About. Appendix A: Working with Diagrams. 2. Trade, Tradeoffs, and Economics Systems. 3. Supply, Demand, and Price: The Theory. 4. Applications of Supply and Demand: Explaining and Predicting Market and Nonmarket Behavior. MACROECONOMICS. PART TWO: MACROECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS. 5. Macroeconomic Measurements, Part 1: Prices and Unemployment. 6. Macroeconomic Measurements, Part 2: GDP and Real GDP. PART THREE: MACROECONOMIC STABILITY, INSTABILITY, AND FISCAL POLICY. 7. Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply. 8. The Self-Regulating Economy. 9. Economic Instabilty: A Critique of the Self-Regulating Economy. 10. Fiscal Policy. 11. Taxes, Deficits, Surpluses, and the Public Debt. PART FOUR: MONEY, THE ECONOMY, AND MONETARY POLICY. 12. Money and Banking. 13. The Federal Reserve System. 14. Money and the Economy. 15. Monetary Policy. PART FIVE: EXPECTATIONS AND GROWTH. 16. Expectations Theory and the Economy. 17. Economic Growth: Resources, Technology, and Ideas. MICROECONOMICS. PART SIX: MICROECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS. 18. Elasticity. 19. The Logic of Consumer Choice. Appendix B: Budget Constraint and Indifference Curve Analysis. 20. The Firm. 21. Production and Costs. PART SEVEN: PRODUCT MARKETS AND POLICIES. 22. Perfect Competition. 23. Monopoly. 24. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly. 25. Government and Product Markets: Antitrust and Regulation. 26. Agriculture: Farmers' Problems, Government Policies, and Unintended Effects. PART EIGHT: FACTOR MARKETS AND RELATED ISSUES. 27. Factor Markets: With Emphasis on the Labor Market.28. Wages, Unions, and Labor. 29. The Distribution of Income and Poverty. 30. Interest, Rent, and Profit. PART NINE: MARKET FAILURE AND PUBLIC CHOICE. 31. Market Failure: Externalities, Public Goods, and Asymmetric Information. 32. Public Choice: Economic Theory Applied to Politics. THE WORLD ECONOMY. PART TEN: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS: THEORY AND POLICY. 33. International Trade. 34. International Finance. 35. International Economic Development.