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Principles of economics
Case, Karl E.
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Fifth edition.
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Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [1999]

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xxxi, 912 pages, 47 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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This text aims to help the student integrate the theory, issues and policies into an economic way of thinking. It includes expanded international material with coverage and analysis of the impact of recent international event.

Table of Contents

I Introduction To Economics
1 The Scope and Method of Economics
2 The Economic Problem: Scarcity and Choice
3 Demand, Supply, and Market Equilibrium
4 Demand and Supply Applications and Elasticity
II Foundations Of Microeconomics: Consumers And Firms
5 Household Behavior and Consumer Choice
6 The Production Process: The Behavior of Profit-Maximizing Firms
7 Short-Run Costs and Output Decisions
8 Long-Run Costs and Output Decisions
9 Input Demand: The Labor and Land Markets
10 Input Demand: The Capital Market and the Investment Decision
11 General Equilibrium and the Efficiency of Perfect Competition
III Market Imperfections And The Role Of Government
12 Monopoly and Antitrust Policy
13 Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
14 Externalities, Public Goods, Imperfect Information, and Social Choice
15 Income Distribution and Poverty
16 Public Finance: The Economics of Taxation
IV Concepts And Problems In Macroeconomics
17 Introduction to Macroeconomics
18 Measuring National Output and National Income
19 Long-Run and Short-Run Concerns: Growth, Productivity, Unemployment, and Inflation
V The Goods And Money Markets
20 Aggregate Expenditure and Equilibrium Output
21 The Government and Fiscal Policy
22 The Money Supply and the Federal Reserve System
23 Money Demand, the Equilibrium Interest Rate, and Monetary Policy
VI Macroeconomic Analysis
24 Money, the Interest Rate, and Output: Analysis and Policy
25 Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, and Inflation
26 The Labor Market, Unemployment, and Inflation
27 Macroeconomic Issues and Policy
28 The Stock Market and the Economy
29 Household and Firm Behavior in the Macroeconomy: A Further Look
30 Long-Run Growth
31 Debates in Macroeconomics: Monetarism, New Classical Theory, and Supply-Side Economics
VII The World Economy
32 International Trade, Comparative Advantage, and Protectionism
33 Open-Economy Macroeconomics: The Balance of Payments and Exchange Rates
34 Globalization
35 Economic Growth in Developing and Transitional Economies
Solutions to Even-Numbered Problems