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Survey of Economics: Principles, Applications and Tools, 5th Edition

By Arthur O'Sullivan, Steven Sheffrin, Stephen Perez

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 17, 2011


For one semester Principles of Economics courses.

Questions that drive interest, applications that illustrate concepts, and the tools to test and solidify comprehension.
Students come into their first Economics course thinking they will gain a better understanding of the economy around them. Unfortunately, they often leave with many unanswered questions. To ensure students actively internalize economics, O'Sullivan/Sheffrin/Perez use chapter-opening questions to spark interest on important economic concepts, applications that vividly illustrate those concepts, and chapter-ending tools that test and solidify understanding.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1.         Introduction

2.         Key Principles of Economics

3.         Demand, Supply, and Market Equilibrium

4.         Elasticity: A Measure of Responsiveness

5.         Production and Cost

6.         Perfect Competition: Short Run and Long Run

7.         Monopoly

8.         Monopolistic Competition, Oligopoly, and Antitrust

9.         Market Failure: Imperfect Information, Pollution, and Public Goods

10.       The Labor Market

11.       Measuring a Nation’s Production and Income

12.       Unemployment and Inflation

13.       Why Do Economies Grow

14.       Aggregate Demand and Supply

15.       Fiscal Policy

16.       Money and the Banking System

17.       Monetary Policy and Inflation

18.       International Trade and Finance