Modern Principles of Economics / Edition 2

Modern Principles of Economics / Edition 2

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1429239972
ISBN-13:
9781429239974
Pub. Date:
12/05/2011
Publisher:
Worth Publishers
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Modern Principles of Economics / Edition 2

In a world full of economics blogs, Cowen and Tabarrok’s Marginal Revolution (marginalrevolution.com) ranks is one of the Web’s most popular and most respected. The same qualities that make the blog so distinctive are also behind the success Modern Principles of Economics—engaging authors, unbiased presentations of essential ideas, and a knack for revealing the “invisible hand” of economics at work.  The thoroughly updated new edition of Modern Principles again draws on a wealth of captivating applications to show readers how economics shed light on business, politics, world affairs, and everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429239974
Publisher: Worth Publishers
Publication date: 12/05/2011
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 900
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Big Ideas
2. The Power of Trade and Comparative Advantage
 
Supply and Demand
3. Supply and Demand
4. Equilibrium: How Supply and Demand Determine Prices
5. Elasticity and its Applications
Appendix: Other Types of Elasticities
Appendix: Elasticities with Excel

6. Taxes and Subsidies
 
The Price System
7. The Price System: Signals, Speculation and Prediction
8. Price Ceilings and Price Floors
9. International Trade
10. Externalities: When Prices Send the Wrong Signals
 
Firms and Factor Markets
11. Costs
Appendix: Using Excel to Graph Cost Curves
12. Competition and the Invisible Hand
13. Monopoly
14. Price Discrimination
Appendix: Solving Price Discrimination Problems with Excel
15. Cartels, Oligopolies, and Monopolistic Competition
16. The Economics of Network Goods: Competing for Monopoly
17. Labor Markets
 
Government
18. Public Goods and the Tragedy of the Commons
Appendix: The Tragedy of the Commons: How Fast?
19. Political Economy and Public Choice
20. Economics, Ethics and Public Policy
 
Decision Making for Businesses, Investors, and Consumers
21. Managing Incentives
22. Stock Markets and Personal Finance
23. Consumer Choice
 
Economic Growth
24. GDP and The Measurement of Progress
25. The Wealth of Nations and Economic Growth
Appendix: The Magic of Compound Growth: Using a Spreadsheet
26. Growth, Capital Accumulation and the Economics of Ideas: Catching Up vs. The Cutting Edge
Appendix: Excellent Growth
27. Savings, Investment, and the Financial System
Appendix: Bond Pricing and Arbitrage
 
Business Fluctuations
28.  Unemployment and Labor Force Participation
29. Inflation and the Quantity Theory of Money
Appendix: Get Real! An Excellent Adventure
30. Business Fluctuations: Aggregate Demand and Supply
31. Transmission and Amplification Mechanisms
Appendix: Business Fluctuations and the Solow Model
 
Macroeconomic Policy and Institutions
32. The Federal Reserve System and Open Market Operations
Appendix: The Money Multiplier Process in Detail
33. Monetary Policy
34. The Federal Budget: Taxes and Spending
35. Fiscal Policy
 
International Economics
36. International Finance

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