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Economics Today: The Micro View, 17th Edition

By Roger LeRoy Miller

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 10, 2013


Written for students taking the principles of economics course. By presenting ideas clearly, at an accessible level, and in the context of newsworthy applications, Economics Today: The Macro View is also a valuable resource for professionals seeking a current, real-world introduction to economics.¿ ¿


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Table of Contents


1. The Nature of Economics

2. Scarcity and the World of Trade-Offs

3. Demand and Supply

4. Extensions of Demand and Supply Analysis

5. Public Spending and Public Choice

6. Funding the Public Sector



19. Demand and Supply Elasticity

20. Consumer Choice

21. Rents, Profits, and the Financial Environment of Business



22. The Firm. Cost and Output Determination

23. Perfect Competition

24. Monopoly

25. Monopolistic Competition

26. Oligopoly and Strategic Behavior

27. Regulation and Antitrust Policy in a Globalized Economy



28. The Labor Market. Demand, Supply, and Outsourcing

29. Unions and Labor Market Monopoly Power

30. Income, Poverty and Health Care

31. Environmental Economics



32. Comparative Advantage and the Open Economy

33. Exchange Rates and the Balance of Payments

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ISBN-10: 0-13-294888-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-294888-3

Format: Alternate Binding

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