Microeconomics: Principles and Policy

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Cengage Learning, Jul 8, 2008 - Business & Economics - 488 pages
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This text is well-known for using the Keynesian model in the teaching of economics; yet, in recent editions, the authors expanded coverage of the growth model considerably to achieve more balanced coverage. The text uses the aggregate supply/aggregate demand model as a fundamental tool for learning macroeconomics. It achieves the right level of rigor and detail, presenting complicated concepts in a relatively straightforward manner and using timely economic data. Using puzzles, issues, and well-developed examples, the authors provide a good balance of theory to application, allowing you to relate the materials to your everyday life.
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Contents

Getting Acquainted with Economics
1
The Building Blocks of Demand and Supply
81
Markets and the Price System
195
The Virtues and Limitations of Markets
285
The Distribution of Income
395
The United States in the World Economy
465
Answers to OddNumbered Test Yourself Questions
489
Glossary
497
Index
505
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William J. Baumol received his BSS at the College of the City of New York and his Ph.D. at the University of London. He is professor of economics at New York University, and senior research economist and professor emeritus at Princeton University. He is a frequent consultant to the management of major firms in a wide variety of industries in the United States and other countries, as well as to a number of governmental agencies. He has been president of the American Economic Association, and three other professional societies. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, created by the U.S. Congress, and of the American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin. Baumol is the author of more than thirty-five books, and hundreds of journal and newspaper articles that have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Alan S. Blinder earned his Master's degree at the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. at MIT. He teaches at Princeton University and is the co-director of Princeton's Center for Economic Policy Studies. Blinder was President Clinton's first Council of Economic Advisers, served as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, and played a role in formulating both the fiscal and monetary policies of the 1990s. Blinder wrote newspaper and magazine columns on economic policy for more than ten years.

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