Foundations of Economics plus MyEconLab in CourseCompass plus eBook Student Access Kit

Foundations of Economics plus MyEconLab in CourseCompass plus eBook Student Access Kit

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If your course begins before 8/1/06, click here. Starting in August 2006, this text will come packaged with an access kit for the new easy-to-use format of MyEconLab, which requires no set-up by the professor and offers students book-specific practice, online homework, access to the eBook, and learning resources. (For that ISBN, click here.) Professors who wish to use advanced course management should order the ISBN above to receive the book packaged with MyEconLab in CourseCompass.Research shows the best way to learn is to put concepts to work with repeated practice. For this reason, frequent, quality practice is the cornerstone of the tightly-knit Foundations of Economics learning system, building student success in economics by doing economics.First, student attention is focused on what to study through a Checklist of clearly defined core concepts in each chapter. Section by section, Checkpoints demonstrate how to study by stepping through a Practice Problem and then engaging students with a parallel Exercise. In addition, the Third Edition addresses why we study economics through a new feature, Reality Check. With Foundations of Economics, students are taught to view economics as a skill to be honed rather than a collection of topics to be more

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  • Mixed media product
  • 222.5 x 260.6 x 35.81mm | 2,667.12g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0321454448
  • 9780321454447

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Getting Started. Appendix: Making and Using Graphs. 2. The U.S. and Global Economics Economy. 3. The Economic Problem. 4. Demand and Supply.II. A CLOSER LOOK AT MARKETS. 5. Elasticities of Demand and Supply. 6. Efficiency and Fairness of Markets.III. HOW GOVERNMENTS INFLUENCE THE ECONOMY. 7. Price Ceilings and Price Floors 8. Taxes. 9. Externalities.10. Public Goods and Common Resources.IV. A CLOSER LOOK AT DECISION MAKERS. 11. Consumer Choice and Demand. Appendix. Indifference Curves.12. Production and Cost.V. PRICES, PROFITS, AND INDUSTRY 13. Perfect Competition. 14. Monopoly.15. Monopolistic Competition.16. Oligopoly. 17. Regulation and Antitrust Law. VI. HOW INCOMES ARE DETERMINED. 18. Demand and Supply in Factor Markets. 19. Inequality and Poverty. VII. MONITORING THE MACROECONOMY. 20. GDP and the Standard of Living. 21. Jobs and Unemployment. 22. The CPI and the Cost of Living. VIII. THE REAL ECONOMY. 23.Potential GDP and the Natural Unemployment Rate.24. Investment and Saving.25. Economic Growth.IX. THE MONEY ECONOMY. 26. Money and the Monetary System.27. Money Creation and Control.28. Money, Interest, and Inflation.X. ECONOMIC FLUCTUATIONS. 29. AS-AD and the Business Cycle.30. Aggregate Expenditure.31. Fiscal and Monetary Policy Effects.32. The Short-Run Policy Tradeoff.33. Fiscal and Monetary Policy Debates.XI. THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. 34. International Trade.35. International more