Economics in Film and Fiction (Google eBook)

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R&L Education, Jan 16, 2009 - Education - 224 pages
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Economics is everywhere. It's in business. It's in government. It's in our personal lives. Now, this ground-breaking textbook supplement brings this reality to the classroom. The book uses both contemporary and classic film and literature to illustrate 33 fundamental concepts in introductory economics. Designed for use in introductory economics courses, the clearly organized text brings both sides of the lectern closer together through real-life illustration of economic concepts in such favorites as Jaws, Legally Blonde, Casablanca, The Great Gatsby, The Scarlet Letter, and The Da Vinci Code. Each economic topic is described and terms are defined. A plot synopsis of a film or book sets the stage for each discussion. Using a detailed scene description, the authors then show how the scene illustrates the concept under study. Classroom discussion and assignments are facilitated through a series of questions that probe deeper.
  

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Contents

Rational Behavior and Economic Incentives
3
Scarcity Choice and Opportunity Cost
9
Markets
15
Supply and Demand
21
Specialization
27
Gains From Exchange
33
Prices
39
MICROECONOMIC TOPICS
45
MACROECONOMIC TOPICS
115
Economic Growth
117
Business Cycle
123
Capital and Investment
129
Human Capital
135
Entrepreneurs
141
Inflation
147
Employment
153

Price Elasticity
47
Consumption
53
Production
59
Costs
65
Profits
71
Efficiency Productivity and Innovation
77
Property Rights and the Rule of Law
83
Externalities
89
Firms
95
Perfect Competition and Monopolistic Competition
101
Monopoly and Oligopoly
107
Personal Income
159
Money
165
Banking
171
Government Revenue and Expenditure
177
Government Intervention
183
Inequality and Poverty
189
Globalization
195
Command Economies
201
About the Authors
207
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About the author (2009)

Milica Bookman is a professor of economics at St. Joseph's University. Aleksandra Bookman is studying history and producing at New York University.

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