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
  • 定價: $1,450
  • 售價: 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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  • 特點

    • 在經濟內容和應用方面具有卓越的歷史

      • 新的和修訂的章節經過重新編排,以改善流暢度和可讀性。第13版增加了對重要主題和問題的更全面的討論和關注。

      • 擴展 - 三層次的關鍵概念解釋(使用直觀的故事,然後是表格或圖形,有時還有一個包含數學公式的方程式)幫助教師有效地涵蓋大量材料,並幫助學生理解。

      • 圖表、圖片和動畫幫助學生學習書中的概念。

      • 概念檢查作為“減速帶”,鼓勵學生在繼續下一節之前停下來檢查他們對基本術語和概念的理解。

      • 新的和更新的 - 章末的批判性思考問題和問題集強化經濟原則,讓學生有機會練習他們剛學到的知識。

    • 向學生展示經濟學與他們生活的關聯性

      • 實際世界的例子和應用說明和強化關鍵的經濟概念。

      • 更新 - 實踐中的經濟學專欄聚焦於支持章節中的關鍵概念的最新研究和事件。這有助於學生深入思考他們所讀的內容,並將課堂學習與現實世界中的工作相關聯。

    • 研究微觀經濟模型的力量和廣度以及最新的宏觀經濟研究

      • 首先介紹競爭市場模型,然後介紹非競爭市場結構,使學生清楚地了解基本經濟理論以及市場機會的運作方式。

      • 更新 - 整本書中的重要宏觀經濟數據已更新至2018年,突出了2008年至2009年經濟衰退的緩慢恢復,讓學生對經濟發展有一個良好的了解。


  • 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


  • 目錄


    1. 經濟學的範疇和方法 

    2. 經濟問題:稀缺性和選擇 

    3. 需求、供應和市場均衡 

    4. 需求和供應的應用 

    5. 彈性 


    6. 家庭行為和消費者選擇 

    7. 生產過程:利潤最大化企業的行為 

    8. 短期成本和產量決策 

    9. 長期成本和產量決策 

    10. 輸入需求:勞動力和土地市場 

    11. 輸入需求:資本市場和投資決策 

    12. 市場均衡和完全競爭的效率 


    13. 壟斷和反壟斷政策 

    14. 寡頭壟斷 

    15. 壟斷性競爭 

    16. 外部性、公共財和共有資源 

    17. 不確定性和非對稱信息 

    18. 收入分配和貧困 

    19. 公共財政:稅收經濟學 


    20. 宏觀經濟學入門 

    21. 測量國民產出和國民收入 

    22. 失業、通脹和長期增長 


    23. 總支出和均衡產出 

    24. 政府和財政政策 

    25. 貨幣、聯邦儲備系統和利率 

    26. 總產出、物價水平和利率的決定 

    27. AS/AD模型中的政策效果和成本震盪 

    28. 宏觀經濟中的勞動市場 


    29. 金融危機、穩定和赤字 

    30. 家庭和企業在宏觀經濟中的行為:進一步觀察 

    31. 長期增長 

    32. 宏觀經濟學的其他觀點 


    33. 國際貿易、比較優勢和保護主義 

    34. 開放經濟的宏觀經濟學:收支平衡和匯率 

    35. 發展中經濟體的經濟增長 


    36. 對研究的批判性思考