Macroeconomics for Today

Macroeconomics for Today

by Irvin B. Tucker
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Macroeconomics for Today

A concise text focusing on core concepts, MACROECONOMICS FOR TODAY includes a wealth of use pedagogical features to provide opportunities for critical thinking, interactive reading, and built-in self-assessment. It also aids the visual learner by giving special attention to figures and graphs.

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ISBN-13: 9780314208491
Publisher: South-Western
Publication date: 06/01/1997
Series: Miscellaneous/Catalogs Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 203

About the Author

Dr. Irvin B. Tucker spent more than 30 years of teaching introductory economics at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He earned his B.S. in economics at North Carolina State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of South Carolina. He was a long-time member of the National Council on Economic Education. Dr. Tucker served as executive director of the S.C. Council of Education and director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He was recognized for his ability to relate basic principles to economic issues and public policy. His work has received national recognition with awards from the Meritorious Levy 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, Dr. Tucker's research has been published in numerous professional journal articles on a wide range of topics, including industrial organization, entrepreneurship, and economics of education. Dr. Tucker also authored other highly successful economics books, including ECONOMICS FOR TODAY and ECONOMICS AND FINANCE.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS . 1. Introducing the Economic Way of Thinking. 2. Production Possibilities and Opportunity Cost. 3. Market Supply and Demand. 4. Markets in Action. PART II: MACROECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS. 5. Gross Domestic Product. 6. Business Cycles and Unemployment. 7. Inflation. PART III: MACROECONOMIC THEORY AND POLICY. 8. The Keynesian Model. 9. The Keynesian Model in Action. 10. Aggregate Demand and Supply 11. Fiscal Policy. 12. The Public Sector. 13. Federal Deficits and the National Debt. PART IV: MONEY, BANKING, AND MONETARY POLICY. 14. Money and the Federal Reserve System. 15. Money Creation. 16. Monetary Policy. 17. The Phillips Curve and Expectations Theory. PART V: THE NTERNATIONAL ECONOMY. 18. International Trade and Finance 19. Comparative Economic Systems 20. Growth and the Less-Developed Countries.

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