Principles of Economics, 13/e (Paperback)

Karl E. Case , Ray C. Fair , Sharon E. Oster

  • 出版商: Pearson FT Press
  • 出版日期: 2019-06-01
  • 售價: $1,450
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,378
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 812
  • ISBN: 1292294698
  • ISBN-13: 9781292294698
  • 相關分類: 經濟學 Economy
  • 立即出貨 (庫存=1)



An introduction to the functioning of the economy and the power and breadth of economics

Reviewers tell us that Case/Fair/Oster is one of the all-time bestselling principles of economics texts because they trust it to be clear, thorough, and complete. Readers of Principles of Economics, 13th Edition come away with a basic understanding of how market economies function, an appreciation for the things they do well, and a sense of things they do poorly. With the latest research and added exercises, students begin to learn the art and science of economic thinking and start to look at some policy, and even personal decisions, in a different way.

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    • A history of excellence in economic content and application
      • New and Revised - Chapters have been reworked for better flow and improved readability. More thorough discussion of and focus on important topics and issues have been added to the 13th Edition.
      • Expanded - A 3-tiered explanation of key concepts (using intuitive stories, followed by a table or graph, and in some cases, an equation that presents the concept with a mathematical formula) helps instructors effectively cover a large amount of material, and helps students to understand it.
      • Graphs, Figures, and Animations help students learn the concepts in the book.
      • Concept Checks act as “speed bumps” that encourage students to stop and check their understanding of fundamental terms and concepts before moving on to the next section.
      • New and Updated - End-of-Chapter Critical-Thinking Questions and Problem Sets reinforce economic principles and give students the opportunity to practice what they’ve just learned.
    • Show students the relevance of economics to their lives
      • Real-world examples and applications illustrate and reinforce key economic concepts.
      • Updated - Economics in Practice boxes focus on recent research and events that support key concepts in the chapter. This helps students to think deeply about what they’ve read and make connections between what they learn in class and how it can apply to their jobs in the real world.
    • Examine the power and breadth of microeconomic models along with the latest macroeconomic research
      • The introduction of a competitive market model first, followed by noncompetitive market structures gives students a clear understanding of basic economic theory and how market opportunities operate.
      • Updated - Important macroeconomic data throughout the text has been updated through 2018, highlighting the slow recovery from the 2008–2009 recession, giving students a good idea of what has been happening to the economy since they left high school.
      • Updated - The different types of research methodologies of economics are examined, giving students a sense of what the methodologies are and how to apply them in class and beyond.
      • Keynesian Crossmaterial is integrated throughout the text and builds up to the AD/AS model so that students won’t mistakenly apply what they’ve learned about simple demand and supply to aggregate demand and supply.
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  • Table of contents
    1. The Scope and Method of Economics 
    2. The Economic Problem: Scarcity and Choice 
    3. Demand, Supply, and Market Equilibrium 
    4. Demand and Supply Applications 
    5. Elasticity 

    6. Household Behavior and Consumer Choice 
    7. The Production Process: The Behavior of Profit-Maximizing Firms 
    8. Short-Run Costs and Output Decisions 
    9. Long-Run Costs and Output Decisions 
    10. Input Demand: The Labor and Land Markets 
    11. Input Demand: The Capital Market and the Investment Decision 
    12. General Equilibrium and the Efficiency of Perfect Competition 

    13. Monopoly and Antitrust Policy 
    14. Oligopoly 
    15. Monopolistic Competition 
    16. Externalities, Public Goods, and Common Resources 
    17. Uncertainty and Asymmetric Information 
    18. Income Distribution and Poverty 
    19. Public Finance: The Economics of Taxation 

    20. Introduction to Macroeconomics 
    21. Measuring National Output and National Income 
    22. Unemployment, Inflation, and Long-Run Growth 

    23. Aggregate Expenditure and Equilibrium Output 
    24. The Government and Fiscal Policy 
    25. Money, the Federal Reserve, and the Interest Rate 
    26. The Determination of Aggregate Output, the Price Level, and the Interest Rate 
    27. Policy Effects and Cost Shocks in the AS/AD Model 
    28. The Labor Market in the Macroeconomy 

    29. Financial Crises, Stabilization, and Deficits 
    30. Household and Firm Behavior in the Macroeconomy: A Further Look 
    31. Long-Run Growth 
    32. Alternative Views in Macroeconomics 

    33. International Trade, Comparative Advantage, and Protectionism 
    34. Open-Economy Macroeconomics: The Balance of Payments and Exchange Rates 
    35. Economic Growth in Developing Economies 

    36. Critical Thinking about Research