ISBN-10:
1285738357
ISBN-13:
9781285738352
Pub. Date:
01/01/2015
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Microeconomics (with Digital Assets Printed Access Card) / Edition 12

Microeconomics (with Digital Assets Printed Access Card) / Edition 12

by Roger A. Arnold

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ISBN-13: 9781285738352
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Series: MindTap Course List Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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 Contents

AN INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS. Part I: ECONOMICS: THE SCIENCE OF SCARCITY. 1. What Economics Is About. Appendix A Working with Diagrams. Appendix B Should You Major in Economics? 2. Production Possibilities Frontier Framework. 3. Supply and Demand: Theory. 4. Prices: Free, Controlled, and Relative. 5. Supply, Demand, and Price: Applications. MICROECONOMICS. Part II: MICROECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS. 6. Elasticity. 7. Consumer Choice: Maximizing Utility and Behavioral Economics. Appendix C Budget Constraint and Indifference Curve Analysis. 8. Production and Costs. Part III: PRODUCT MARKETS AND POLICIES. 9. Perfect Competition. 10. Monopoly. 11. Monopolistic Competition, Oligopoly, and Game Theory. 12. Government and Product Markets: Antitrust and Regulation. Part IV: FACTOR MARKETS AND RELATED ISSUES. 13. Factor Markets: With Emphasis on the Labor Market. 14. Wages, Union, and Labor. 15. The Distribution of Income and Poverty. 16. Interest, Rent, and Profit. Part V: MARKET FAILURE, PUBLIC CHOICE, AND SPECIAL-INTEREST-GROUP POLITICS. 17. Market Failure: Externalities, Public Goods, and Asymmetric Information. 18. Public Choice and Special-Interest-Group Politics. Part VI: ECONOMICS THEORY-BUILDING AND EVERYDAY LIFE. 19. Building Theories to Explain Everyday Life: From Observations to Questions to Theories to Predictions. THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. Part VII: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND GLOBALIZATION. 20. International Trade. 21. International Finance. WEB CHAPTERS. 22. The Economic Case For and Against Government: Five Topics Considered. 23. Stocks, Bonds, Futures, and Options. 24. Agriculture: Problems, Policies, and Unintended Effects.

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