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Steve Slavin’s lively and comprehensive Economics has a student-friendly, step-by-step approach; value pricing; and a built-in Workbook/Study Guide. Instructors and students like the author’s humorous anecdotes, direct language, patient step-by-step treatment of math, and easy conversational style. The text encourages active rather than passive reading.
Table of contents
1 A Brief Economic History of the United States 2 Resource Utilization 3 The Mixed Economy 4 Supply and Demand 5 The Household-Consumption Sector 6 The Business-Investment Sector 7 The Government Sector 8 The Export-Import Sector 9 Gross Domestic Product 10 Economic Fluctuations, Unemployment, and Inflation 11 Classical and Keynesian Economics 12 Fiscal Policy and the National Debt 13 Money and Banking 14 The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy 15 A Century of Economic Theory 16 Economic Growth and Productivity 17 Demand, Supply, and Equilibrium 18 The Price Elasticities of Demand and Supply 19 Theory of Consumer Behavior 20 Cost 21 Profit, Loss, and Perfect Competition 22 Monopoly 23 Monopolistic Competition 24 Oligopoly 25 Corporate Mergers and Antitrust 26 Demand in the Factor Market 27 Labor Unions 28 Labor Markets and Wage Rates 29 Rent, Interest, and Profit 30 Income Distribution and Poverty 31 International Trade 32 International Finance Glossary Photo Credits Index