Principles of Economics

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9780073511405: Principles of Economics

In recent years, innovative texts in mathematics, science, foreign languages, and other fields have achieved dramatic pedagogical gains by abandoning the traditional encyclopedic approach in favor of teaching a shorter list of core principles in depth. Two well-respected writers and researchers, Bob Frank and Ben Bernanke, have shown that the less-is-more approach affords similar gains in introductory economics. The authors introduce a coherent short list of core principles and reinforce them by illustrating and applying each in numerous contexts. With engaging questions, explanations and exercises, the authors help students relate economic principles to a host of everyday experiences such as going to the ATM or purchasing airline tickets. Throughout this process, the authors encourage students to become “economic naturalists:” people who employ basic economic principles to understand and explain what they observe in the world around them.

Principles of Economics, fifth edition, is thoroughly updated with examples that connect to current events such as the financial crisis of 2008 and Great Recession of 2007-2009 as well as other topics commonly discussed in the media. In addition, the text is paired with McGraw-Hill’s market-leading online assignment and assessment solution Connect Economics, providing tools to enhance course management and student learning.

Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

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Robert H. Frank received his B.S. in mathematics from Georgia Tech in 1966, then taught math and science for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Nepal. He received his M.A. in statistics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1971, and his Ph.D. in economics in 1972, also from U.C. Berkeley. He is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Economics at Cornell University, where he has taught since 1972 and where he currently holds a joint appointment in the department of economics and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. During leaves of absence from Cornell, he served as chief economist for the Civil Aeronautics Board from 1978 to 1980 and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 1992-93. He has published on a variety of subjects, including price and wage discrimination, public utility pricing, the measurement of unemployment spell lengths, and the distributional consequences of direct foreign investment. For the past several years, his research has focused on rivalry and cooperation in economic and social behavior. His books on these themes include Choosing the Right Pond: Human Behavior and the Quest for Status (Oxford University Press, 1985) and Passions Within Reason: The Strategic Role of the Emotions (W.W. Norton, 1988). He and Philip Cook are co-authors of The Winner-Take-All Society (The Free Press, 1995) , which received a Critic’s Choice Award and appeared on both the New York Times Notable Books list and Business Week Ten Best list for 1995. His most recent general interest publication is Luxury Fever (The Free Press, 1999). Professor Frank’s books have been translated into eight languages. He has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Professorship (1987 – 1990), a Kenan Enterprise Award (1993), and a Merrill Scholars Program Outstanding Educator Citation (1991).

Contenuti:

Part 1 Introduction

1.Thinking Like an Economist

2.Comparative Advantage

3.Supply and Demand

Part 2 Competition and the Invisible Hand

4. Elasticity

5.Demand

6.Perfectly Competitive Supply

7.Efficiency, Exchange, and the Invisible Hand in Action

Part 3 Market Imperfections

8.Monopoly, Oligopoly, and Monopolistic Competition

9.Games and Strategic Behavior

10.Externalities and Property Rights

11.The Economics of Information

Part 4 Economics of Public Policy

12.Labor Markets, Poverty, and Income Distribution

13.The Environment, Health, and Safety

14.Public Goods and Tax Policy

Part 5 Macroeconomics: Data and Issues

15.Spending, Income, and GDP

16.Inflation and the Price Level

17.Wages and Unemployment

Part 6 The Economy in the Long Run

18.Economic Growth

19.Saving, Capital Formation, and Financial Markets

20.Money, Prices, and the Financial System

Part 7 The Economy in the Short Run

21.Short-Term Economic Fluctuations

22.Spending, Output, and Fiscal Policy

23.Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve

24.Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, and Business Cycles

25.Macroeconomic Policy

Part 8 The International Economy

26.Exchange Rates, International Trade, and Capital Flows

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