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Economics : principles and tools

Author: Arthur O'Sullivan; Steven M Sheffrin
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2003.
Series: Prentice-Hall series in economics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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We began with the idea that an introductory economics course should be taught as if it is the last economics class a student will ever take. The best way to teach economics is to focus on a few key concepts and ideas and apply them repeatedly in different circumstances. We start the book with the five key principles of economics and then apply them throughout the book. This approach provides students with the big  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur O'Sullivan; Steven M Sheffrin
ISBN: 0130081515 9780130081513 0130462373 9780130462374 0130491772 9780130491770
OCLC Number: 48661199
Notes: A variety of multi-medial instructional resources, including a web site, is available to supplement the text.
Description: xxxii, 712 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Part 1 : Introduction and key principles --
Part 2 : A Closer Look at Supply and Demand --
Part 3 : Market Structures and Pricing --
Part 4 : Spillovers and Information --
Part 5 : The Labor Market and Economic Challenges --
Part 6 : The Basic Concepts in Macroeconomics --
Part 7 : The Economy in the Long Run --
Part 8 : Economic Fluctuations --
Part 9 : Money, Banking, and Monetary Policy --
Part 10 : Inflation, Unemployment, and Economic Policy --
Part 11 : The International Economy --
Glossary.
Series Title: Prentice-Hall series in economics.
Responsibility: Arthur O'Sullivan, Steven M. Sheffrin.

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By emphasizing the five key principles, this text teaches students how to think like economists by showing them how to use economic concepts in their everyday lives and careers. The authors make the  Read more...

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