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Basic Economics 16th Edition

Frank V. Mastrianna

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2010
  • 384 Pages

Overview

Now in its sixteenth edition, BASIC ECONOMICS delivers a streamlined, straightforward introduction to the fundamentals of macro- and microeconomics, while addressing some of the most stimulating issues affecting the world today. You will engage students with timely discussions of monetary policies and the labor market, as well as the recent financial market collapse and housing crises. This very successful text also presents in a concise, 19-chapter format, which can be covered in single quarter or semester, and includes a wealth of student applications and instructor supplements to assist with course planning and teaching.

Frank V. Mastrianna, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania - Emeritus

Frank V. Mastrianna is Dean Emeritus at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, where he was Dean of the College of Information Sciences and Business Administration for 15 years until 2002, when he retired. He also taught economics at the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. His areas of interest include microeconomics, industrial organization, managerial economics, and managerial finance, about which he has published articles and presented to both government and business audiences. Dr. Mastrianna has authored and co-authored three textbooks, and serves (or has served) on the boards of directors of the UNIFY Mutual Holding Company, The Union Central Life Insurance Company, The Carillon Investments, The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, The Pennsylvania Economy League, The Business Assistance Center of Northwest Pennsylvania, The International Academy of Business Disciplines, and The Cincinnati Minority Contractors and Business Assistance Center. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Ameritas Holding Company in Lincoln, Nebraska, and also serves on the Board of Commissioners of the International Academy of Collegiate Schools and Programs Dr. Mastrianna received his A.B. from Xavier University and his M.A., M.C.P., and Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.
  • New discussions regarding the liquidity trap and quantitative easing.
  • Information on the new Dodd-Frank Bill that was recently passed in hopes of re-regulating the economy.
  • Additional information such as the number of bank failures and the current members of the Federal Reserve.
  • CourseMate is new to this edition.
  • Additional attempts and results to stimulate the economy.
  • Chapter 16 (Macroeconomic Policies) and Chapters 17 (Taxation, Budgetary Policy, and the National Debt) have been interchanged due to user demand. Fiscal Policies and Monetary Policies should be back to back, followed by the general Macroeconomics policies chapter.
  • Tax Rates updated.
  • Success and failure of the expansionary policies from the Obama Administration is presented.
  • Latin American Inflation rates have been updates
  • Streamlined, straightforward introduction to the fundamentals of macro- and microeconomics, while addressing some of the most stimulating issues affecting the world today.
  • Engages students with timely discussions of monetary policies and the labor market, as well as the recent financial market collapse and housing crises.
  • Concise, 19-chapter format, which can be covered in single quarter or semester, and includes a wealth of student applications and instructor supplements to assist with course planning and teaching.
1. The Nature and Scope of Economics.
2. Scarcity and Choice.
3. The U.S. Economic System.
4. Price: The Role of Demand and Supply.
5. Production, Cost, and Profit.
6. Perfect Competition.
7. Monopoly.
8. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly.
9. The Labor Market, Employment, and Unemployment.
10. Income Distribution.
11. The Circular Flow and National Income Accounts.
12. Business Cycles.
13. Macroeconomic Models and Analysis.
14. Money in the U.S. Economy.
15. The Federal Reserve and the Money Supply.
16. Macroeconomic Policies.
17. Taxation, Budgetary Policy, and the National Debt.
18. International Trade and Aid.
19. The Balance of International Payments.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285413695
  • ISBN-13: 9781285413693
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"Precise and to the point. This book keeps it fairly basic for the students."

"Straight forward approach. Basic presentation for students with little or no economic background."