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Economic Literacy Basic Economics with an Attitude

ISBN-10: 0742516679

ISBN-13: 9780742516670

Edition: 2002

Authors: Frederick Stirton Weaver

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Frederick Weaver explains the logic, language and worldview of economic theory, describes the organisation and performance of the US economy and reflects upon the usefulness and limits of economic analysis.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Organization of the Book
Microeconomics and the Theory of Markets
Demand and Supply
Demand
Income and Wealth
Prices of Other Goods
Tastes
Expectations
Supply
Prices of Inputs
Technology
Expectations
Market Equilibrium
Elasticity
Sales Taxes
The Theory of the Firm, Market Structures, Factor Markets, and the Distribution of Income
Perfect Competition
Market Failure
Monopoly
Price Discrimination
Monopolistic Competition
Oligopoly
The End of Oligopoly?
Deregulation
The Theory of Factor Pricing
The Distribution of Income
Macroeconomics
The Economy as a Whole: Definitions and Analyses
Why Macroeconomics?
How Gross Is the Gross Domestic Product?
Effective Demand
Households and Consumption
The Business Sector and Investment
The Public Sector
Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy, Recession, and Inflation
Fiscal Policy: Taxing and Spending
Money Is as Money Does
Financial Markets, the Federal Reserve System, and Monetary Policy
Monetary Policy
Business Cycles, Inflation, and Unemployment
Up, Up, Up,...
Down, Down, Down,...
Additional Aspects of Stabilization Policy
Doubts about Inflation-Unemployment Trade-Off
Implications of Greater International Integration
International Economics and National Economies
International Economics and Comparative Advantage
The Idea of Comparative Advantage
Exchange Rates and Adjustment Mechanisms
Gold Standard
Flexible Exchange Rates
International Investment and the Balance of Payments
Government Policy and the International Economy: Tariffs, Quotas, and Exchange Rates
Free Trade Determining Public Policy
The International Economy: The Rise and Fall of Bretton Woods
The Dollar Exchange Standard, 1944-1971
Transnational Corporations
The Transformation of the International Economy
The End of the Bretton Woods Payments System
The Beginning of a New International Economy
The New International Economy
Two Caveats
A Final Note on the Place of the United States in the Global Economy
Input-Output Economics
Index
About the Author