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Economic Issues and Policy 6th Edition

Jacqueline Murray Brux

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  • ISBN-10: 133700197X
  • ISBN-13: 9781337001977
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  • ISBN-13: 9781285448770
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Overview

Revised to reflect the sweeping changes in today's economy and government, Brux's ECONOMIC ISSUES AND POLICY, 6TH EDITION provides a practical understanding of basic economic tools used to analyze important economic issues and policy perspectives. Accomplished author Jacqueline Murray Brux presents economic theory within a simple, market-oriented framework at a level of technicality that is appropriate for a first course in economics for non-majors. The book effectively balances liberal and conservative economic viewpoints while analyzing contemporary economic situations and the implications of emerging policies. Global and multicultural features and discussion questions encourage students to become involved in key economic issues.

Jacqueline Murray Brux, University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Jacqueline Murray Brux received her Ph.D. in Economics in 1983 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. A respected economic professional, Dr. Brux's area of expertise is the economic development of developing countries. Her research encompasses the area of economic development, with special focus on women in development and the effects of structural reforms. Dr. Brux's international experiences include work and research in the countries of Burkina Faso and Ghana in West Africa; Mexico, Chile, and Cuba in Latin America; Russia; and Vietnam.
  • Updates Throughout This New Edition Reflect Today's Most Current Economic Issues and Policies. This edition particularly highlights recent weak economic conditions and recent financial crises, as well as the policies of the first and second Obama administrations.
  • Significant Updates To Key Chapters Address Housing, Unemployment and Other Current Topics Of Concern. Your students learn from current statistics and the latest developments in areas such as housing, market power, unemployment, macroeconomic policy, world poverty, global agriculture, and international trade.
  • Updated Data Tables Reflect Today's Most Current Statistics and Information. All discussions related to data tables are also updated to keep classroom discussion contemporary and relevant to today's issues.
  • Learning Features Encourage Student Involvement In Topics. One Final Note features, usually at the end of chapters, and Discussion and Action Questions encourage readers to become involved with the various economic issues discussed.
  • Book's Presentation Offers Ideal Technical Level For Students New To Economics. Economic tools are carefully chosen as appropriate for an issues course with no prerequisites. Complex topics more appropriate for the Principles course, such as marginal analysis, are excluded from this text or relegated to appendices. Graphical analysis concentrates on two basic models: production possibilities and demand/supply to ensure student comprehension.
  • Balanced Policy Perspectives Present Both Conservative and Liberal Economic Outlooks. "Viewpoint: Conservative vs. Liberal" sections in each chapter present diverse policy perspectives, giving students a framework within which to understand their own economic philosophies. The economic definitions of "conservative" and "liberal" are carefully defined to help students differentiate from their more familiar political/social definitions.
  • Discussion Questions Provide Critical Online and Hands-On Practice. End-of-chapter Discussion Questions include Internet activities that introduce the student to key economic Web sites that may be useful both immediately and later in their careers.
  • Global And Multicultural Icons Bring Additional Attention To These Distinct Issues. Icons appear adjacent to material about international issues and diversity. As the nation becomes more diverse and the world more internationally connected, students increasingly need this information.

Economic Issues and Policy

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS, SCARCITY, PUBLIC GOODS, AND SPILLOVERS.
1. Introduction.
2. Crime and Drugs.
3. The Environment.
4. Education.
PART II: THE ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL ISSUES.
5. Discrimination.
6. U.S. Poverty.
7. Housing.
8. Health Care.
9. Social Security.
PART II: GLOBAL POVERTY, AGRICULTURE, AND TRADE.
10. World Poverty.
11. Global Agriculture.
12. International Trade.
PART IV: EFFICIENCY AND STABILITY ISSUES.
13. Market Power.
14. Unemployment and Inflation.
15. Government Macroeconomic Policy.
16. Taxes, Borrowing, and the National Debt.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781285449456
Located at academic.cengage.com/economics/Brux, this helpful site saves you preparation time with a wealth of password-protected resources at your fingertips, including the Instructor's Manual with Test Bank, PowerPoint® slides, and more.