Economics and Contemporary Issues (with InfoTrac College Edition 2-Semester and Economic Applications Printed Access Card)

ISBN-10: 032482789X

ISBN-13: 9780324827897

Edition: 8th 2009

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Book details

List price: $263.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 6/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Ronald L. Moomaw is an Associate Professor of Economics at Oklahoma State University. He also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Regional Science and Assistant Editor for Journal of Economics. In addition to this book, Dr. Moomaw has authored or co-authored many articles appearing in journals, such as Quarterly Journal of Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Urban Studies, Land Economics, Annals of Regional Science, and Review of Regional Studies. His current research interests include efficiency in secondary education, economic growth of states, and local unemployment differentials. Dr. Moomaw has served as principal investigator on projects funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Information Agency. He also served on the faculty of the University of British Columbia and University of Virginia, as Senior Research Associate for The Urban Institute, and as an economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He is currently on leave at the University of Bonn.

Kent W. Olson is a Professor of Economics at Oklahoma State University. He has co-authored two textbooks and has written numerous articles that have appeared in Land Economics, National Tax Journal, Social Science Quarterly, Journal of Business and Economics, and American Journal of Economics and Sociology. His research interests include Social Security reform, health care reform, federal budget issues and educational finance. Dr. Olson has served on the faculty of Occidental College, Arizona State University, Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis, and United States International University. He is a member of the Western Economic Association, Southwest Economic Association and is listed in Who's Who in American Men and Women of Science.

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An Introduction to Economic Systems and the Workings of the Price System
Competitive Markets and Government Policy: Agriculture
Efficiency in Resource Allocation: How Much Do We Have?
How Much Do We Want?
Market Power: Does It Help or Hurt the Economy?
Air Pollution: Balancing Benefits and Costs
Health Care: How Much?
For Whom?
Crime and Drugs: A Modern Dilemma
College Education: Is It Worth the Cost?
Educational Reform: The Role of Incentives and Choice
Poverty: New Approaches to an Old Problem
Tracking and Explaining the Macroeconomy
Unemployment: The Legacy of Recession, Technological Change, and Free Choice
Inflation: A Monetary Phenomenon
Sustained Budget Deficits: Is This Any Way to Run a Government?
Social Security: Leading Issues and Approaches to Reform
International Trade: Beneficial, but Controversial
Financing Trade and the Trade Deficit
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