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Essential Foundations of Economics, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Robin Bade, Michael Parkin

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 5, 2014


For one-semester Principles of Economics courses at two- and four-year colleges and universities

A practice-oriented learning system that breaks the traditional textbook mold

To help students focus on the most important concepts—and effectively practice application of those concepts—Essential Foundations of Economics is structured around a Checklist/Checkpoint system. The result is a patient, confidence-building program that prepares students to use economics in their everyday lives, regardless of what their future career will be.
This program provides a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It will help you to:
Personalize learning with MyEconLab: This online homework, tutorial, and assessment program engages students in learning and provides instructors tools to keep students on track.
Encourage students to learn by doing: A Checklist/Checkpoint system provides a practice-oriented framework that enables active learning.
Command student attention and foster interest in the course: Engaging features draw students into the material, and keep them focused throughout the course.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1. Getting Started
2. The U.S. and Global Economies
3. The Economic Problem
4. Demand and Supply

II. A Closer Look at Markets
5. Elasticities of Demand and Supply
6. Efficiency and Fairness of Markets
7. Government Actions in Markets
8. Global Markets in Action
9. Externalities: Pollution, Education, and Health Care

III. Prices, Profits, and Industry Performance
10. Production and Cost
11. Perfect Competition
12. Monopoly
13. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly

IV. Monitoring the Macroeconomy
14. GDP: A Measure of Total Production and Income
15. Jobs and Unemployment
16. The CPI and the Cost of Living

V. Understanding the Macroeconomy
17. Potential GDP and Economic Growth
18. Money and the Monetary System
19. Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand
20. Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy

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Essential Foundations of Economics, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition
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$89.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-346269-2