Essential Foundations of Economics, 9th edition

  • Robin Bade, 
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Essential Foundations of Economics introduces you to economic principles you can use to navigate the financial decisions of your future. Each chapter concentrates on a manageable number of ideas, usually 3 to 4, with each reinforced several times throughout the text. This patient approach helps guide you through unfamiliar terrain and focuses you on the most important concepts and key skills, like reading and interpreting graphs.

The 9th Edition motivates with compelling issues and encourages learning with practice questions, to help you grasp and apply economic principles to the real world.

Published by Pearson (March 17th 2021) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780136713746

Subject: Economics

Category: Principles of Economics

Table of contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION

  1. Getting Started  
  2. The US and Global Economies
  3. The Economic Problem
  4. Demand and Supply

PART 2: A CLOSER LOOK AT MARKETS

  1. Elasticities of Demand and Supply
  2. Efficiency and Fairness of Markets  
  3. Government Actions in Markets
  4. Global Markets in Action
  5. Externalities: Pollution, Education, and Healthcare

PART 3: PRICES, PROFITS, AND INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE

  1. Production and Cost
  2. Perfect Competition
  3. Monopoly
  4. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly

PART 4: MONITORING THE MACROECONOMY

  1. GDP: A Measure of Total Production and Income
  2. Jobs and Unemployment
  3. The CPI and the Cost of Living

PART 5: UNDERSTANDING THE MACROECONOMY

  1. Potential GDP and Economic Growth
  2. Money and Inflation
  3. Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand
  4. Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy

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