Principles of Microeconomics plus MyEconLab with Pearson eText, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Karl E. Case / Ray C. Fair / Sharon E Oster  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
12
Language
English
Pub.-date
August 2016
ISBN13
9781292152806
ISBN
129215280X
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For the one-semester course in Principles of Microeconomics.

This package includes MyEconLab®.

 

An Introduction to the Functioning of the Economy and the Power and Breadth of Economics

Reviewers tell us that Case/Fair/Oster is one of the all-time bestselling Principles of Economics texts because they trust it to be clear, thorough, and complete. Readers of Principles of Microeconomics, Twelfth Edition come away with a basic understanding of how market economies function, an appreciation for the things they do well, and a sense of things they do poorly. With the latest research and added exercises, students begin to learn the art and science of economic thinking and start to look at some policy and even personal decisions in a different way.

 

This package includes MyEconLab, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

 

MyEconLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content, which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

Spotlights Recent Research

  • NEW! Chapter 3 uses behavioral economics to ask whether having unusually sunny weather increases consumer purchases of convertible cars.
  • NEW! Chapter 6 looks at data from Indian reservations to trace out the incidence of excise taxes.
  • NEW! Chapter 7 describes how Uber drivers differ from regular cab drivers.
  • NEW! Chapter 15 describes a recent paper that asks how much value does an increased variety in shoe selection produce for consumers?
  • NEW! Chapter 21 looks at work that uses children’s height in India to examine hunger and gender inequality.
  • NEW! Chapter 22 (brand new) contains three boxes that examine the Moving to Opportunity program, birth weight and infant mortality, and the effects of minimum wage.

Shows the Power and Breadth of Economic Models

  • NEW! Chapter 8 uses the example of a Taylor Swift concert to explain fixed versus variable costs.
  • NEW! Chapter 9 explores economies of scale with the example of Google’s advantages in the search market.
  • NEW! Chapter 13 describes “net neutrality” and uses it to explore the structure of the telecommunications market.
  • NEW! Chapter 16 looks at how firms use carbon prices to motivate managers to be more conscious in their investment decisions about the environment.

Clear Microeconomics Organization and Coverage

  • Introduction of a competitive market model first, followed by noncompetitive market structures gives students a clear understanding of basic economic theory and how market opportunities operate.
  • Begins with discussion of output markets (goods and services) and input markets (land, labor, and capital), and the connections between them, before turning to monopolies and oligopolies.
  • Includes discussion of how a simple, perfectly competitive market system produces and distributes goods and services (Chapters 6 through 11).
  • Chapter 12 links simple, perfectly competitive markets with a discussion of market imperfections and the role of government.
  • Three non-competitive market structures—monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly are covered in Chapters 13 through 15.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 16 has been reworked to include more comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of environmental issues. It now focuses on externalities, public goods, common resources, and social choice.
  • NEW! Chapter 17 covers uncertainty and asymmetric information.
  • UPDATED! Chapters 18 and 19 discuss inequality and income distribution as well as taxation and government finance.

A History of Excellence in Economic Content and Application

  • News Analysis features real news articles from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, and others, strategically integrated into the text. The authors have also added homework problems for News Analysis articles at the end of the chapter.
  • Incorporation of international examples and applications includes discussion of:
    • The many countries that contributed to creating the iPod (Chapter 1).
    • How UPS is using technology to speed worldwide delivery (Chapter 7).
    • How high speed trains in Europe benefit travelers, the environment, and the economies of communities served (Chapter 10).
    • The world’s distribution of income and how technology affects distribution (Chapter 33).
    • The world economy (Chapters 35 and 36).
  • A three-tiered explanation of key concepts (Stories-Graphs-Equations) is presented. Each concept is presented in the context of a simple intuitive story often followed by a table or graph, and in some cases, an equation that presents the concept with a mathematical formula.
  • UPDATED! End-of-chapter material delivers questions designed to help individuals learn course concepts and help instructors assess student performance. 

This package includes MyEconLab®, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

  • Concept Checks at the end of each section act as “speed bumps” that encourage students to stop and check their understanding of fundamental terms and concepts before moving on to the next section. Consisting of a few multiple-choice, true/false, or fill-in-the-blank questions, they help students assess their progress on a section-by-section basis, so they can better prepare for homework, quizzes, and exams.
  • Animated graphs in MyEconLab accompany many of the key graphs and figures in the text, helping students better understand how to analyze and work with graphs. More dynamic than graphs on a printed page, they help students understand shifts in curves, movements along curves, and changes in equilibrium values.
  • Learning Catalytics™. Generate class discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. MyEconLab with eText now provides Learning Catalytics--an interactive student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Instructors, you can:
      • Pose a variety of questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills
      • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
      • Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class
      • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning
  • Digital Interactives are designed to change how students learn core economic concepts. Organized in progressive levels, each focusing on a core learning outcome, Digital Interactives immerse students in a fundamental economic principle, helping them to learn actively. Digital Interactives are designed for use in traditional, online, and hybrid courses, and many incorporate real-time data, as well as data display and analysis tools. Digital Interactive modules include Opportunity Cost, Comparative Advantage, Unemployment, Consumer Price Index and Inflation, Monetary Policy, Supply and Demand, and Gross Domestic Product. Each of these is available as a lecture tool for classroom presentation and are assignable with assessment questions for grading.
  • Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
  • NEW! Math Review Exercises. MyEconLab now offers a rich array of assignable and auto-graded exercises covering fundamental math concepts geared specifically to principles of and intermediate economics students. Aimed at increasing student confidence and success, our new math skills review Chapter R is accessible from the assignment manager and contains over 150 graphing, algebra, and calculus exercises for homework, quiz, and test use. Offering economics students warm-up math assignments, math remediation, or math exercises as part of any content assignment has never been easier!
  • UPDATED! Graphs Have Been Updated with Real-Time Data from FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data)—a comprehensive, up-to-date data set maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Students can display a pop-up graph that shows new data plotted in the graph, to better understand how to work with data and understand how including new data affects graphs.
  • UPDATED! Interactive Problems and Exercises Have Been Updated with Real-Time Data from FRED. The end-of-chapter problems in select chapters include Real-Time Data Exercises that use the latest data from FRED to help students become familiar with this key data source, learn how to locate data, and develop skills in interpreting data.
  • Current News Exercises. Every week, current Microeconomic and Macroeconomic news stories, with accompanying exercises, are posted to MyEconLab. Assignable and auto-graded, these multi-part exercises ask students to recognize and apply economic concepts to real-world events.
  • A Chapter-by-Chapter News Archive features an online library of all Weekly News Updates, organized by chapter and accessible via MyEconLab.
  • Experiments are a fun and engaging way to promote active learning and mastery of important economic concepts. Pearson’s Experiments program is flexible and easy for instructors and students to use. Single-player experiments allow your students to play against virtual players from anywhere at any time so long as they have an Internet connection. Multiplayer experiments allow you to assign and manage a real-time experiment with your class. Pre- and post-questions for each experiment are available for assignment in MyEconLab.
  • Question Help. MyEconLab's homework and practice questions are correlated to the textbook; they generate algorithmically to give students unlimited opportunity for practice and mastery, and offer helpful feedback when students enter incorrect answers. Questions include guided solutions and other multimedia assets for extra help at point-of-use.
  • Figure Animations. Key textbook figures are accompanied by a step-by-step animation, with audio, to help students learn the intuition behind reading and interpreting graphs. These animations may be used for review, or as an instructional aid in the classroom.
    • For each major figure, a graph drawing exercise accompanies the step-by-step animation. The student builds and interprets the key diagrams and develops understanding by working a multiple choice question about the figure. Each graph drawing exercise is auto-graded and feeds into MyEconLab’s Adaptive Study Plan.
  • Reporting Dashboard. View, analyze, and report learning outcomes clearly and easily, and get the information you need to keep your students on track throughout the course, with the new Reporting Dashboard. Available via the Gradebook and fully mobile-ready, the Reporting Dashboard presents student performance data at the class, section, and program levels in an accessible, visual manner.
  • UPDATED! HTML5 Player Enhancements. In addition to matching the Flash player’s support of Accessibility requirements, the HTML5 player has a new “Show Work” feature to allow students to enter text either from a keyboard or stylus and to draw freehand on different backgrounds, such as a coordinate graph, with multiple fonts and colors. Students can also continue to upload images such as phone-photos of handwritten work. Printing enhancements include:
    • a more pen-and-paper-friendly layout of exercises
    • the ability for instructors to choose whether to print the header; to include an honor statement; and to print with answers inline, after each question, or on a separate sheet

New to this Edition

Spotlights Recent Research

·  Chapter 3 uses behavioral economics to ask whether having unusually sunny weather increases consumer purchases of convertible cars.

·  Chapter 6 looks at data from Indian reservations to trace out the incidence of excise taxes.

·  Chapter 7 describes how Uber drivers differ from regular cab drivers.

· Chapter 15 describes a recent paper that asks how much value does an increased variety in shoe selection produce for consumers?

·  Chapter 21 looks at work that uses children’s height in India to examine hunger and gender inequality.

·  Chapter 22 (brand new) contains three boxes that examine the Moving to Opportunity program, birth weight and infant mortality, and the effects of minimum wage.

 

Shows the Power and Breadth of Economic Models

·  Chapter 8 uses the example of a Taylor Swift concert to explain fixed versus variable costs.

·  Chapter 9 explores economies of scale with the example of Google’s advantages in the search market.

·  Chapter 13 describes “net neutrality” and uses it to explore the structure of the telecommunications market.

·  Chapter 16 looks at how firms use carbon prices to motivate managers to be more conscious in their investment decisions about the environment.

 

Clear Microeconomics Organization and Coverage

·    Introduction of a competitive market model first, followed by noncompetitive market structures gives students a clear understanding of basic economic theory and how market opportunities operate.

o UPDATED! Chapter 16 has been reworked to include more comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of environmental issues. It now focuses on externalities, public goods, common resources, and social choice.

o Chapter 17 covers uncertainty and asymmetric information.

o UPDATED! Chapters 18 and 19 discuss inequality and income distribution as well as taxation and government finance.

 

A History of Excellence in Economic Content and Application

·    UPDATED! End-of-chapter material delivers questions designed to help individuals learn course concepts and help instructors assess student performance.

 

This package includes MyEconLab®, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

  • Math Review Exercises. MyEconLab now offers a rich array of assignable and auto-graded exercises covering fundamental math concepts geared specifically to principles of and intermediate economics students. Aimed at increasing student confidence and success, our new math skills review Chapter R is accessible from the assignment manager and contains over 150 graphing, algebra, and calculus exercises for homework, quiz, and test use. Offering economics students warm-up math assignments, math remediation, or math exercises as part of any content assignment has never been easier!
  • UPDATED! Graphs Have Been Updated with Real-Time Data from FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data)—a comprehensive, up-to-date data set maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Students can display a pop-up graph that shows new data plotted in the graph, to better understand how to work with data and understand how including new data affects graphs.
  • UPDATED! Interactive Problems and Exercises Have Been Updated with Real-Time Data from FRED. The end-of-chapter problems in select chapters include Real-Time Data Exercises that use the latest data from FRED to help students become familiar with this key data source, learn how to locate data, and develop skills in interpreting data.
  • UPDATED! HTML5 Player Enhancements. In addition to matching the Flash player’s support of Accessibility requirements, the HTML5 player has a new “Show Work” feature to allow students to enter text either from a keyboard or stylus and to draw freehand on different backgrounds, such as a coordinate graph, with multiple fonts and colors. Students can also continue to upload images such as phone-photos of handwritten work. Printing enhancements include:
    • a more pen-and-paper-friendly layout of exercises
    • the ability for instructors to choose whether to print the header; to include an honor statement; and to print with answers inline, after each question, or on a separate sheet

Table of Contents

Part 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

5. Elasticity

 

Part II: The Market System

6. Household Behavior and Consumer Choice

7. The Production Process: The Behavior of Profit-Maximizing Firms

8. Short-Run Costs and Output Decisions

9. Long-Run Costs and Output Decisions

10. Input Demand: The Labor and Land Markets

11. Input Demand: The Capital Market and the Investment Decision

12. General Equilibrium and the Efficiency of Perfect Competition

 

Part III: Market Imperfections and the Role of Government

13. Monopoly and Antitrust Policy

14. Oligopoly

15. Monopolistic Competition

16. Externalities, Public Goods, and Common Resources

17. Uncertainty and Asymmetric Information

18. Income Distribution and Poverty

19. Public Finance: The Economics of Taxation

 

Part IV: The World Economy

20. International Trade, Comparative Advantage, and Protectionism

21. Economic Growth in Developing Economies

 

Part V: Methodology

22. Critical Thinking about Research