The economics of macro issues

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Pearson Addison Wesley, Jul 13, 2007 - Business & Economics - 226 pages
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The Economics of Macro Issuesis a collection of brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussions in principles of economics and social issues courses.The Miracle of Economic Growth:Rich Nation, Poor Nation; Return of the Luddites: Technophobia and Economic Growth; The Lion, the Dragon, and the Tigers: Economic Growth in Asia; Immigrants and Economic Growth; Outsourcing and Economic Growth; Poverty, Capitalism, and Growth.The Business Cycle, Unemployment, and Inflation:What's in a Word? Plenty, If It's the "R" Word; The Case of the Disappearing Workers; The Graying of the Workforce; The Problem with Deflation; The Problem with Inflation; Measuring GDP.Fiscal Policy:The Return of Big Government; The Myths of Social Security; Macro Disasters; The Brain Gain; Tax Cuts: When They Matter, When They Don't; Simplifying the Federal Tax System (Don't Hold Your Breath).Monetary Policy and Financial Institutions:The Future of the Fed: New Economy versus Inflation-targeting; Monetary Policy and Interest Rates; The Savings Glut; Beating the Market; Don't Worry, Your Deposits Are Insured.International Trade and Finance:The Opposition to Free The $750,000 Job; The Trade Revolution in Textiles; The Trade Deficit; The Dollar versus the Euro: Winner Take All?For all readers interested in macroeconomic issues.

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Technophobia
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Immigrants and Economic Growth
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Outsourcing and Economic Growth
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Roger LeRoy Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago and has served on the faculty of several universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught intellectual property law, entertainment law, and other subjects. He has also published widely, with work featured in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. In addition, Miller has authored or coauthored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES?LEGAL, ETHICAL, GLOBAL, AND CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT; THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES?ETHICAL, REGULATORY, GLOBAL, AND CORPORATE ISSUES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY.

Roger LeRoy Miller received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is currently Director of the Institute for University Studies in Arlington, Texas. Dr. Miller is a legal specialist and author of numerous books on law and the legal environment, including criminal procedure. In addition, Dr. Miller has authored books on the war on drugs, the economics of crime and criminal behavior, and on related topics. Daniel K. Benjamin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia and completed his Ph.D. in economics at the University of California at Los Angeles where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow. Benjamin has taught at Montana State University, the University of Washington and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Currently, he is Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics at Clemson University. He was a national fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a visiting distinguished scholar at the University of Liverpool, England. He also served on the executive committee of the Western Economic Association. During the Reagan administration, he spent several years in Washington, D.C. where he was deputy assistant secretary for policy and then chief of staff at the Department of Labor. Earlier, he had served as a staff economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Douglass C. North is the Spencer T. Olin Professor in Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. University of California Berkeley Research Interests: New Institutional Economics, Economic History and Economic Development He is also professor of history and a fellow of the Center in Political Economy. He was on the faculty of the University of Washington and held visiting chairs atCambridge and Rice Universities. In 1993 he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served as president of the Economic History Association and the Western Economic Association. His major interest is the evolution of economic and political institutions. The effects of institutions on the development of economies through time is a major emphasis in his work in both economic history and development.

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