Survey of Economics

ISBN-10: 0324579616
ISBN-13: 9780324579611
Edition: 6th 2009
Authors: Irvin B. Tucker
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Description: Designed specifically for the one-semester introductory economics course for non-majors, Tucker's SURVEY OF ECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, focuses on the most basic tools and topics in economics in the context of real-world issues--enabling students to  More...

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Book details

List price: $298.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 2/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332

Designed specifically for the one-semester introductory economics course for non-majors, Tucker's SURVEY OF ECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, focuses on the most basic tools and topics in economics in the context of real-world issues--enabling students to see how economics impacts their own world. Now in a vibrant four-color format, SURVEY OF ECONOMICS is renowned for its engaging presentation, emphasis on critical thinking, active learning environment, highly motivational pedagogy, unrivaled visual learning support, and numerous in-chapter applications and review opportunities. Its focused learning system is ideal for a course at this level. Tucker implements teaching tools and methodologies that drive the student learning process and development of critical analysis skills. Readable, sensible, and interesting, it delivers the most comprehensive and pedagogically rich treatment of introduction to economics available.

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 to Chapter 1: Applying Graphs to Economics
Production Possibilities and Opportunity Cost
The Microeconomy
Market Demand and Supply
Markets in Action
Appendix to Chapter 4: Applying Supply and Demand Analysis to Health Care
Price Elasticity of Demand
Production Costs
Perfect Competition
Monopoly Chapter
Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly Chapter
Labor Markets and Income Distribution
The Macroeconomy And Fiscal Policy
Gross Domestic Product
Business Cycles and Unemployment
Inflation
Aggregate Demand and Supply
Appendix to Chapter 14: Appendix : The Self-Correcting Aggregate Demand and Supply Model
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
The International Economy
International Trade and Finance
Economics in Transition
Growth and the Less-Developed Countries

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