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Economics: A Tool for Critically Understanding Society, 9/e, offers a clear, simple introduction to economic analysis in order to help readers use economic concepts to analyze today’s issues, think about everyday decisions, and examine their preconceived ideas and belief. The authors take a historical perspective, presenting economic theories and their connections to a wide variety of schools of thought.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Economic Methodology, History, and the Development of Modern Economic Thought

Chapter 1: Economics as a Social Science

Chapter 2: The Evolution of Economic Systems

Chapter 3: Adam Smith, Classical Liberalism, and the Division of Labor

Chapter 4: Karl Marx and the Socialist Critique of Capitalism

Chapter 5: The Rise and Fall of Laissez-Faire in the U.S. Economy

Part 2: Microeconomics

Chapter 6: Scarcity: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

Chapter 7: The Theory of Markets

Chapter 8: Perfect Competition and Efficiency

Chapter 9: Noncompetitive Markets and Inefficiency

Chapter 10: Resource Markets and the Distribution of Income

Chapter 11: Corporations and Labor Unions

Chapter 12: The Economic Role of Government

Part 3: Macroeconomics

Chapter 13: Macroeconomics: Issues and Problems

Chapter 14: Macroeconomic Theory: Classical and Keynesian Models

Chapter 15: Fiscal Policy: Government Spending and Taxation

Chapter 16: Financial Markets, Money, and Monetary Policy

Chapter 17: Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply

Chapter 18: Unemployment, Inflation, and Stabilization Policy in a Global Economy

Part 4: International Economics and Finance

Chapter 19: International Trade and Interdependence

Chapter 20: International Finance

Chapter 21: The Economics of Developing Nations

Chapter 22: Modern Economic Systems

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131368491
Author:
Riddell, Tom
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Author:
Shackelford, Jean
Author:
Shackelford, Jean A
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Stamos, Stephen C.
Author:
Schneider, Geoffrey
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Pearson Series in Economics
Publication Date:
January 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9.00x7.30x.90 in. 2.10 lbs.

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