Economics for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 0470879483
ISBN-13: 9780470879481
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Grasp the history, principles, theories, and terminology of economics with this updated bestsellerSince the initial publication of Economics For Dummies in 2005, the U.S. has endured a number of drastic changes and events that sent its economy into a tailspin. This newly revised edition presents updated material about the recent financial crisis and the steps taken to repair it.Packed with refreshed information and relevant new examples from today's economy, it gives you a straightforward, easy-to-grasp understanding of how the economy functions-and how it influences personal finances. New information on deciphering consumer behavior Refresh coverage of fiscal and monetary policies A new chapter on health care policy and the financial crisisPresenting complex theories in simple terms and helping you decode the jargon, understand the equations, and debunk the common misconceptions, Economics For Dummies tackles the topic in terms you can understand.

Introduction
Economics: The Science of How People Deal with Scarcity
Discovering What Economics Is and Why You Should Care
Cookies or Ice Cream? Exploring Consumer Choices
Producing the Right Stuff the Right Way to Maximize Human Happiness
Microeconomics: The Theories of Consumer and Firm Behavior
Supply and Demand Made Easy
Getting to Know Homo Economicus, the Utility-Maximizing Consumer
The Core of Capitalism: The Profi t-Maximizing Firm
Why Economists Love Free Markets and Competition
Monopolies: How Badly Would You Behave If You Had No Competition?
Oligopoly and Monopolistic Competition: Middle Grounds
Applying the Theories of Microeconomics
Property Rights and Wrongs
Market Failure: Asymmetric Information and Public Goods
Taking the Pulse of Health Economics and Finance
Macroeconomics: The Science of Economic Growth and Stability
Measuring the Macroeconomy: How Economists Keep Track of Everything
Infl ation Frustration: Why More Money Isn't Always a Good Thing
Understanding Why Recessions Happen
Fighting Recessions with Monetary and Fiscal Policy
Grasping the Origins and Aftermath of Financial Crises
The Part of Tens
Ten Seductive Economic Fallacies
Ten Economic Ideas to Hold Dear
Ten Great Ways to Become Informed about Economic Issues
Appendix: Glossary
Index.

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