Economics: Principles and Policy, Update 2010 Edition

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Cengage Learning, Jun 10, 2010 - Business & Economics - 872 pages
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Long a classic text for the teaching of principles of economics, the current economic crisis makes this book an even more essential resource for faculty who want a solid introduction that calls on policy based information for examples and applications. The authors have been on the forefront of advising policy makers and informing the public for years and Alan Blinder, in particular, has been highly visible through the discussions of the current economic situation. The update ensures that faculty who want to teach using the latest policy issues and data are able to do just that. Not only will ECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY, UPDATE 2010 EDITION, 11e have the absolute latest data through spring 2010, but will also include a new chapter 37 The Financial Crisis and the Great Recession which focuses on the financial crisis of 2007-2009.37
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William Jack Baumol was born in the South Bronx, New York on February 22, 1922. He served in the Army during World War II and got a job at the Agriculture Department, where he worked on allocating grain supplies to starving countries. He graduated from City College and enrolled in the London School of Economics in 1947, after initially being rejected. Less than six weeks after school started, he was hired to become a member of the faculty. He taught at Princeton University from 1949 until 1970 and then taught at New York University from 1971 until his retirement in 2014. As an economist, he identified Baumol's cost disease, which explains why the cost of services, like haircuts and college educations, rises faster than the cost of goods, like T-shirts. He published dozens of books, hundreds of papers, and several congressional testimonies on entrepreneurs, environmental policy, corporate finance, stock sales, the economics of Broadway theaters, inflation, and competition and monopolies. He died on May 4, 2017 at the age of 95.

Alan S. Blinder earned his B.A. at Princeton University, his M.A. at the London School of Economics and Ph.D. at MIT. He teaches at Princeton University and is the author of the best seller, After the Music Stopped, about the financial crisis and its aftermath. Dr. Blinder served on President Clinton's first Council of Economic Advisers and then as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, thereby playing a role in formulating both the fiscal and monetary policies of the 1990s. Dr. Blinder, now a regular columnist for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, has written newspaper and magazine columns on economic policy for more than thirty years. He is a past Vice President and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.

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