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MindTap® Economics, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Baumol/Blinder's Economics: Principles and Policy, 13th Edition

  • William J. Baumol New York University
  • Alan S. Blinder Princeton University
  • ISBN-10: 1305280784  |  ISBN-13: 9781305280786
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.00
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MindTap® Economics for Baumol/Blinder's Economics: Principles and Policy, 13th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 12 months of usage.

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  • BBC Videos launch select chapters by providing students with a better understanding of how economics relates to what they experience in their daily lives and see in the world around them. This helps students engage with course material.
  • Embedded within the MindTap Reader – ConceptClips animations deliver a memorable and humorous audio/visual representation of important terms for the course. Helping students grasp new vocabulary terms.
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  • Macoreconomic Data-at-a-Glance powered by FRED is an activity allowing students to work with live macroeconomic data fed from FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data). Instructors can setup this activity as practice.
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Aplia Math/Graphing Tutorial.
Macroeconomic Data-at-a-Glance powered by FRED.
1. What Is Economics?
2. The Economy: Myth and Reality.
3. The Fundamental Economic Problem: Scarcity and Choice.
4. Supply and Demand: An Initial Look.
5. Consumer Choice: Individual and Market Demand.
6. Demand and Elasticity.
7. Production, Inputs, and Cost: Building Blocks for Supply Analysis.
8. Output, Price, and Profit: The Importance of Marginal Analysis.
9. Securities: Business Finance and the Economy: The Tail that Wags the Dog?
10. The Firm and the Industry under Perfect Competition.
11. Monopoly.
12. Between Competition and Monopoly.
13. Limiting Market Power: Regulation and Antitrust.
14. The Case for Free Markets: The Price System.
15. The Shortcomings of Free Markets.
16. Externalities, the Environment, and Natural Resources.
17. Taxation and Resource Allocation.
18. Pricing the Factors of Production.
19. Labor and Entrepreneurship: The Human Inputs.
20. Poverty, Inequality, and Discrimination.
21. Is U.S. Economic Leadership Threatened?
22. An Introduction to Macroeconomics.
23. The Goals of Macroeconomic Policy.
24. Economic Growth: Theory and Policy.
25. Aggregate Demand and the Powerful Consumer.
26. Demand-Side Equilibrium: Unemployment or Inflation?
27. Bringing in the Supply Side: Unemployment and Inflation?
28. Managing Aggregate Demand: Fiscal Policy.
29. Money and the Banking System.
30. Monetary Policy: Conventional and Unconventional.
31. The Financial Crisis and the Great Recession
32. The Debate over Monetary and Fiscal Policy.
33. Budget Deficits in the Short and Long Run.
34. The Trade-Off between Inflation and Unemployment.
35. International Trade and Comparative Advantage.
36. The International Monetary System: Order or Disorder?
37. Exchange Rates and the Macroeconomy.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305280792 | ISBN-13: 9781305280793

    List Price = $139.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.25

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ePack: Macroeconomics: Principles and Policy, Loose-Leaf Version, 13th + Microeconomics: Principles and Policy, Loose-Leaf Version, 13th + MindTap® Economics, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Baumol/Blinder’s Economics: Principles and Policy, 13th

ISBN-10: 1337492299  | ISBN-13: 9781337492294

List Price = $171.95  | CengageBrain Price = $171.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $129.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Macroeconomics: Principles and Policy
    List Price = $213.95  | CengageBrain Price = $213.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $160.50
  • Microeconomics: Principles and Policy
    List Price = $196.95  | CengageBrain Price = $196.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.75
  • MindTap® Economics, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Baumol/Blinder's Economics: Principles and Policy
    List Price = $139.00  | CengageBrain Price = $139.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.00


ePack: Macroeconomics: Principles and Policy, Loose-Leaf Version, 13th + Microeconomics: Principles and Policy, Loose-Leaf Version, 13th + LMS Integrated MindTap® Economics, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Baumol/Blinder’s Economics: Principles and Policy, 13th

ISBN-10:  1337492280 | ISBN-13:  9781337492287

List Price = $171.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $129.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • Macroeconomics: Principles and Policy
    List Price = $213.95  | CengageBrain Price = $213.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $160.50
  • Microeconomics: Principles and Policy
    List Price = $196.95  | CengageBrain Price = $196.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.75
  • LMS Integrated for MindTap® Economics, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Baumol/Blinder’s Economics: Principles and Policy
    List Price = $139.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.00


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Instructor Supplements

LMS Integrated for MindTap® Economics, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Baumol/Blinder’s Economics: Principles and Policy  (ISBN-10: 1305397991 | ISBN-13: 9781305397996)

Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by the institution – facilitating learning retention and contributing to better learner outcomes. Our collaboration with LMS industry leaders helps drive advanced features like gradebook integration, while the fluid pedagogical design contributes to more teachable moments.

List Price = $139.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.00

MindTap® Economics, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Baumol/Blinder's Economics: Principles and Policy  (ISBN-10: 1305280725 | ISBN-13: 9781305280724)

MindTap® ECONOMICS FOR BAUMOL/BLINDER’S PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS,13th Edition, is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. One of the most current texts on the market that includes data through the spring of 2014, MindTap has been integrated with carefully selected digital media and a tightly constructed homework, assessment, and online reporting system. What’s better is personalized teaching becomes yours through a customizable Learning Path built with key student objectives and your syllabus in mind. Control what students see and when they see it. Relevant readings, multimedia, and activities are designed to take students up the levels of learning, from basic knowledge to analysis and application. Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion rates.

List Price = $125.00  | CengageBrain Price = $125.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $125.00

Student Supplements

LMS Integrated for MindTap® Economics, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Baumol/Blinder’s Economics: Principles and Policy  (ISBN-10: 1305397991 | ISBN-13: 9781305397996)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap® Economics resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

List Price = $139.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.00

MindTap® Economics, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Baumol/Blinder's Economics: Principles and Policy  (ISBN-10: 1305280725 | ISBN-13: 9781305280724)

MindTap® Economics for Baumol/Blinder's Economics: Principles and Policy, 13th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from flashcards to note taking -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

List Price = $125.00  | CengageBrain Price = $125.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $125.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

William J. Baumol

William J. Baumol received his B.S.S. at the College of the City of New York and his Ph.D. at the University of London. He is professor of economics at New York University and senior research economist and professor emeritus at Princeton University. He is a frequent management consultant to major firms in a wide variety of industries in the United States and other countries as well as to a number of governmental agencies. He has been president of the American Economic Association, and three other professional societies. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, created by the U.S. Congress, and a member of the American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin. Dr. Baumol is the author of more than 35 books as well as hundreds of journal and newspaper articles that have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Alan S. Blinder

Alan S. Blinder earned his B.A. at Princeton University, his M.A. at the London School of Economics and Ph.D. at MIT. He teaches at Princeton University and is the author of the best seller, After the Music Stopped, about the financial crisis and its aftermath. Dr. Blinder served on President Clinton's first Council of Economic Advisers and then as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, thereby playing a role in formulating both the fiscal and monetary policies of the 1990s. Dr. Blinder, now a regular columnist for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, has written newspaper and magazine columns on economic policy for more than thirty years. He is a past Vice President and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.