Issues in Economics Today
Issues in Economics Today is a modern issues book built to meet instructor and student needs simultaneously. This title was developed to allow instructors the maximum flexibility to teach this material in a manner that fits their personal style. This edition includes 8 intensive core theory chapters and 35 shorter issues chapters. The book is designed to allow faculty the flexibility in approach, whether they prefer weave together theory and issues or lay a foundation of theory first before heading into the issues. With flexibility in mind, instructors can set a theme for their course and pick issues consistent with that theme or their students decide what issues interest them.
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- Paperback | 496 pages
- 200.66 x 251.46 x 22.86mm | 861.82g
- 01 Oct 2011
- McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- McGraw Hill Higher Education
- London, United States
- 6th Revised edition
- colour tables, figures
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Table of contents
Chapter 1Economics: The Study of Opportunity Cost Appendix 1A Graphing: Yes, You Can Chapter 2Supply and Demand Chapter 3The Concept of Elasticity and Consumer and Producer Surplus Chapter 4Firm Production, Cost, and Revenue Chapter 5Perfect Competition, Monopoly, and Economic versus Normal Profit Chapter 6Every Macroeconomic Word You Ever Heard: Gross Domestic Product, Inflation, Unemployment, Recession, and Depression Chapter 7Interest Rates and Present Value Chapter 8Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply Chapter 9Fiscal Policy Chapter 10Monetary Policy Chapter 11Federal Spending Chapter 12Federal Deficits, Surpluses, and the National Debt Chapter 13The Housing Bubble Chapter 14The Recession of 2007-2009: Causes and Policy Responses Chapter 15Japan's Lost Decade: Could it Happen to the United States? Chapter 16Is the (Fiscal) Sky Falling: An Examination of Unfunded Social Security, Medicare, and State and Local Pension Liabilities Chapter 17International Trade: Does It Jeopardize American Jobs? Chapter 18International Finance and Exchange Rates Chapter 19NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, WTO: Are Trade Agreements Good for Us? Chapter 20Economic Growth and Development Chapter 21The Line Between Legal and Illegal Goods Chapter 22Natural Resources, the Environment, and Climate Change Chapter 23Health Care Chapter 24Government-Provided Health Insurance: Medicaid, Medicare, and the Child Health Insurance Program Chapter 25The Economics of Prescription Drugs Chapter 26Health Care Reform: Was It the Right Reform? Chapter 27So You Want to Be a Lawyer: Economics and the Law Chapter 28The Economics of Crime Chapter 29The Economics of Race and Sex Discrimination Chapter 30Farm Policy Chapter 31Minimum Wage Chapter 32Ticket Brokers and Ticket Scalping Chapter 33Why College Textbooks Cost So Much Chapter 34Education Chapter 35Poverty and Welfare Chapter 36Social Security Chapter 37Personal Income Taxes Chapter 38Energy Prices Chapter 39If We Build It, Will They Come? And Other Sports Questions Chapter 40The Stock Market Crashes Chapter 41Unions Chapter 42Wal-Mart: Always Low Prices (and Low Wages)- Always Chapter 43The Economic Impact of Casino Gambling Web Chapters The International Monetary Fund: Doctor or Witch Doctor? The Cost of War and Occupation The Economics of Terrorism Rent Control Antitrust Head Start