Macroeconomics for Today

ISBN-10: 0324407998
ISBN-13: 9780324407990
Edition: 5th 2008
Authors: Irvin B. Tucker
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Book details

List price: $216.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 1/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Straightforward and engaging, MACROECONOMICS FOR TODAY, 5E uses a unique textual and visual learning system to present, reinforce and test your comprehension while teaching the basic concepts of economic principles and giving you the context to apply them in their everyday lives. This concise text focuses on core concepts, providing an extremely student friendly text that includes unparalleled pedagogy and teaching support. The new edition also includes ThomsonNOW, a powerhouse of online resources including custom designed learning paths, lively videos, interactive assessments, testing tools, and much more. Engaging and easy to use, this book's fast-paced, action-packed approach explains all the essential concepts without being encyclopedic as it teaches you to apply basic economic principles to real-world issues.

Dr. Irvin B. Tucker has more than 30 years of experience teaching introductory economics at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He earned his BS in economics at North Carolina State University and his MA and PhD in economics from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Tucker is the former director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a longtime member of the National Council on Economic Education. Dr. Tucker is 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.

Introduction To Economics
Introducing the Economic Way of Thinking
Appendix: Applying Graphs to Economics
Production Possibilities, Opportunity Cost, and Economic Growth
Microeconomic Fundamentals
Market Supply and Demand
Appendix: Consumer Surplus, Producer Surplus, and Market Efficiency
Markets in Action
Appendix: Applying Supply and Demand Analysis to Health Care
Gross Domestic Product
Appendix: A Four-Sector Circular Flow Model
Business Cycles and Unemployment
Inflation
Macroeconomic Theory And Policy
The Keynesian Model
The Keynesian Model in Action
Aggregate Demand and Supply
Fiscal Policy
The Public Sector
Federal Deficits, Surpluses, and the National Debt
Money, Banking, And Monetary Policy
Money and the Federal Reserve System
Money Creation
Monetary Policy
Appendix: Policy Disputes Using the Self-Correcting Aggregate Demand and Supply Model
The Phillips Curve and Expectations Theory
The International Economy
International Trade and Finance
Economies in Transition
Growth and the Less-Developed Countries
Answers to Odd-Numbered Study Questions and Problems
Answers to Practice Quizzes
Glossary
Index

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