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Macroeconomics for Today 9th Edition

Irvin B. Tucker

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Overview

Help students visualize economics in action with the most pedagogically rich, complete resource on the market: Irvin Tucker's MACROECONOMICS FOR TODAY, 9th Edition. The clear, engaging writing style of this dynamic resource is ideal for students at all levels. Written by an award-winning educator, it provides a unique learning system that presents and reinforces core concepts, then immediately assesses comprehension to ensure understanding. The author highlights the latest information on economic growth, income distribution, federal deficits, environmental issues, and other economic developments, while applying concepts to everyday life.

Irvin B. Tucker, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Dr. Irvin B. Tucker has more than 30 years of experience teaching introductory economics at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He earned his BS in economics at North Carolina State University and his MA and PhD in economics from the University of South Carolina. He is a long-time member of the National Council on Economic Education. Dr. Tucker has served as executive director of the S.C. Council of Education and director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is recognized for his ability to relate basic principles to economic issues and public policy. His work has received national recognition with awards from the Meritorious Levy Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education, the Federation of Independent Business Award for Postsecondary Educator of the Year in Entrepreneurship and Economic Education, and the Freedom Foundation's George Washington Medal for Excellence in Economic Education. In addition, Dr. Tucker's research has been published in numerous professional journal articles on a wide range of topics, including industrial organization, entrepreneurship, and economics of education. Dr. Tucker is also the author of the highly successful SURVEY OF ECONOMICS, 9E and ECONOMICS AND FINANCE.

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  • CAUSATION CHAIN GAME HELPS STUDENTS VISUALIZE COMPLEX ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIPS. A favorite with instructors, highly successful causation chains are included under many graphs throughout the text. This pedagogical device helps students visualize complex economic relationships using simple box diagrams that illustrate how one change causes another change. Each causation chain in the text has a corresponding Animated Causation Chain game within Tucker's MindTap solution. This game makes it fun to learn and succeed!
  • EXCLUSIVE "ANALYZE THE ISSUE" FEATURES TEST STUDENTS' UNDERSTANDING OF PRINCIPLES. These challenging features follow each "You're the Economist" or "Global Economics" insert. They are designed to check students' understanding of how the content specifically relates to practical economic concepts. Specific, thought-provoking questions prompt meaningful classroom discussions or may be assigned for homework. Corresponding answers appear in the Instructor's Manual.
  • UNIQUE CHECKPOINTS GENERATE STUDENT INTEREST AND PROMPT CRITICAL THINKING. Who says learning economics cannot be fun? Unique, engaging "Checkpoints" spark students' interest while checking their progress using challenging economics puzzles in a game-like style. Students enjoy analyzing and answering intriguing questions, and checking answers at the end of the chapter. They gain personal satisfaction as they realize they have truly mastered a concept.

Macroeconomics for Today

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS.
1. Introducing the Economic Way of Thinking.
Appendix: Applying Graphs to Economics.
2. Production Possibilities, Opportunity Cost, and Economic Growth.
PART II: MICROECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS.
3. Market Demand and Supply.
Appendix: Consumer Surplus, Producer Surplus, and Market Efficiency.
4. Markets in Action.
Appendix: Applying Supply and Demand Analysis to Health Care.
PART III: MACROECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS.
5. Gross Domestic Product.
Appendix: A Four-Sector Circular Flow Model.
6. Business Cycles and Unemployment.
7. Inflation.
PART IV: MACROECONOMIC THEORY AND POLICY.
8. The Keynesian Model.
9. The Keynesian Model in Action.
10. Aggregate Demand and Supply.
Appendix: The Self-Correcting Aggregate Demand and Supply Model.
11. Fiscal Policy.
12. The Public Sector.
13. Federal Deficits, Surpluses, and the National Debt.
PART V: MONEY, BANKING, AND MONETARY POLICY
14. Money and the Federal Reserve System.
15. Money Creation.
16. Monetary Policy.
Appendix: Policy Disputes Using the Self-Correcting Aggregate Demand and Supply Model.
17. The Phillips Curve and Expectations Theory.
PART VI: THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY.
18. International Trade and Finance.
19. Economies in Transition.
20. Growth and the Less-Developed Countries.
Appendix A: Answers to Odd-Numbered Study Questions and Problems.
Appendix B: Answers to Sample Quizzes.
Appendix C: Answers to Road Map Questions.

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