Economics, Global Edition

Economics, Global Edition - Michael Parkin - 9781292255460 - Economics - Principles of Economics (96)
Series
Pearson
Author
Michael Parkin  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
13
Language
English
Total pages
864
Pub.-date
September 2018
ISBN13
9781292255460
ISBN
1292255463
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Description

For two-semester principles of economics courses.

An intuitive and grounded approach to economics

Get students to think like economists using the latest policy and data while incorporating global issues. Economics, 13th Edition builds on the foundation of the previous edition and retains a thorough and careful presentation of the principles of economics. The text emphasizes real-world applications, the development of critical-thinking skills, diagrams renowned for their pedagogy and clarity, and path-breaking technology. As a hallmark features in the chapter openings and endings encourage students to think critically about a news article relating to the issue, demonstrating how thinking like an economist can bring a clearer perspective to and deeper understanding of today’s events.

MyLabTM Economics not included. Students, if MyLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson rep for more information.

 

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Features

Focus on real-world economics and current global issues

  • New - News-Based Problems and Applications include 200 topics like: Shrinking brick-and-mortar retail and expanding online shopping; time spent by gamers playing video games; Facebook and Google in mobile ads market; Toyota's "Customer First" principle; and the effects of the Greek debt crisis on the country’s budget.

· Economics in Action provides data and information that links models to real-world economic activity. Some of the issues covered in these boxes include the best affordable choice of recorded music, movies, and DVDs; the cost of selling a pair of shoes; how Apple doesn’t make the iPhone; opposing trends in air pollution and carbon concentration; structural unemployment in Michigan; how loanable funds fuel a home price bubble; and the size of the fiscal stimulus multipliers.

· Economics in the News helps students think like economists by connecting chapter tools and concepts to the world around them. This hallmark feature is both integrated where appropriate in the chapter, and at the beginning and end of every chapter. At the end of each chapter (except the first), the feature shows students how to apply the tools they have learned by analyzing an article from a newspaper or website. They also present a brief news clip, supported by data and fact, before exploring economic questions and answers to those questions.

· Updated - At Issue feature in Chapter 5 on the minimum wage now includes David Neumark’s combination of all the most recent empirical studies and Michael Luca’s Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research pioneering study using a huge dataset from online review resource Yelp.

· Interviews with Economists show students that people just like them have gone on to change the landscape of economic history. At the end of each part, a featured leading economist, shares what inspired them to pursue a career in economics. With relevant advice geared toward beginners, students see how real people can make a difference in the discipline.

The impact of a technical and changing economic market

· New - "Chapter 1: Economists in the Economy," describes the types of jobs available to economics majors, their earnings compared with majors in other related areas, and the critical thinking, analytical, math, writing, and oral communication skills needed for a successful career in economics.

· New - Chapter 2 features the rust-belt economy - its causes and cures, which describes and illustrates the changing patterns of production as an economy expands, and explains how technical change and economic growth first shrinks the share of agriculture as manufacturing expands and later shrinks the share of manufacturing as services expand.

· Updated - Chapter 24 features more on the fluctuating sources of loanable funds, and less on the 2007–2008 financial crisis and more.

· New - Chapter 31 provides an explanation of the federal funds rate ‘corridor’ and a reworked final section titled ‘Financial Crisis: Cure and Prevention,’ which includes material on Dodd–Frank, the Volcker Rule, and other macroprudential regulation.

Help students retain and understand key economic concepts 

· Updated - Data figures, tables, and explanations include six main content changes; 40 new Economics in the News items based on recent events and issues.

Parkin's diagrams show the action. With consistent and meaningful use of color, each and every figure has been designed with the needs of students in mind. Graphs are paired with data tables, color-blended arrows show movement, diagrams are labeled with boxed notes, and extended captions provide study and review.

· Worked Problems are part of the chapter review, and allow students the opportunity to work a multi-part problem that covers the core content of the chapter and consists of questions, solutions, and key figures. This increases the incentive for students to learn-by-doing and actively, rather than passively, review the chapter.

· In-text Review Quizzes reinforce major concepts and test students’ knowledge of the topics just discussed. These questions can be assigned and auto-graded in MyLab™ Economics, which is a convenient way to encourage students to read the chapter before coming to class.

 

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New to this Edition

Focus on real-world economics and current global issues

  • News-Based Problems and Applications include 200 topics like: Shrinking brick-and-mortar retail and expanding online shopping; time spent by gamers playing video games; Facebook and Google in mobile ads market; Toyota's "Customer First" principle; and the effects of the Greek debt crisis on the country’s budget.

· At Issue feature in Chapter 5 on the minimum wage now includes David Neumark’s combination of all the most recent empirical studies and Michael Luca’s Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research pioneering study using a huge dataset from online review resource Yelp.

The impact of a technical and changing economic market

· "Chapter 1: Economists in the Economy," describes the types of jobs available to economics majors, their earnings compared with majors in other related areas, and the critical thinking, analytical, math, writing, and oral communication skills needed for a successful career in economics.

· Chapter 2 features the rust-belt economy - its causes and cures, which describes and illustrates the changing patterns of production as an economy expands, and explains how technical change and economic growth first shrinks the share of agriculture as manufacturing expands and later shrinks the share of manufacturing as services expand.

· Chapter 24 features more on the fluctuating sources of loanable funds, and less on the 2007—2008 financial crisis and more.

· Chapter 31 provides an explanation of the federal funds rate ‘corridor’ and a reworked final section titled ‘Financial Crisis: Cure and Prevention,’ which includes material on Dodd—Frank, the Volcker Rule, and other macroprudential regulation.

Help students retain and understand key economic concepts 

· Data figures, tables, and explanations include six main content changes; 40 new Economics in the News items based on recent events and issues.

Parkin's diagrams show the action. With consistent and meaningful use of color, each and every figure has been designed with the needs of students in mind. Graphs are paired with data tables, color-blended arrows show movement, diagrams are labeled with boxed notes, and extended captions provide study and review.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION 

1. What is Economics? 

2. The Economic Problem 

 

PART II: HOW MARKETS WORK 

3. Demand and Supply 

4. Elasticity 

5. Efficiency And Equity 

6. Government Actions in Markets 

7. Global markets in Action 

 

PART III: HOUSEHOLDS’ CHOICES 

8. Utility and Demand 

9. Possibilities, Preferences, and Choices 

 

PART IV: FIRMS AND MARKETS 

10. Organizing Production 

11. Output and Costs 

12. Perfect Competition 

13. Monopoly 

14. Monopolistic Competition

15. Oligopoly 

 

PART V: MARKET FAILURE AND GOVERNMENT 

16. Public Choices, Public Goods, and Healthcare

17. Externalities 

 

PART VI: FACTOR MARKETS, INEQUALITY, AND UNCERTAINTY 

18. Markets for Factors of Production 

19. Economic Inequality 

20. Uncertainty and Information 

 

PART VII: MONITORING MACROECONOMIC PERFORMANCE 

21. Monitoring the Value of Production: GDP 

22. Monitoring Jobs and Inflation 

 

PART VIII: MACROECONOMIC TRENDS 

23. Economic Growth 

24. Finance, Saving, and Investment 

25. Money, the Price Level, and Inflation

26. The Exchange Rate and the Balance of Payments 

 

PART IX: MACROECONOMIC FLUCTUATIONS 

27. Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand 

28. Expenditure Multipliers 

29. The Business Cycle, Inflation, and Deflation 

 

PART X: MACROECONOMIC POLICY

30. Fiscal Policy 

31. Monetary Policy