Principles of Economics, 6th Edition

  • N. Gregory Mankiw Harvard University
  • ISBN-10: 0538453052
  • ISBN-13: 9780538453059
  • 888 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2007, 2004
  • © 2012 | Published
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PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, became a best seller after its introduction and continues to be the most popular and widely used text in the economics classroom. Instructors found it the perfect complement to their teaching. A text by a superb writer and economist that stressed the most important concepts without overwhelming students with an excess of detail was a formula that was quickly imitated, but has yet to be matched. The sixth edition features a strong revision of content in all thirty-six chapters. Dozens of new applications emphasize the real-world relevance of economics for today’s students through interesting news articles, realistic case studies, and engaging problems. The premier ancillary package is the most extensive in the industry, using a team of instructors/preparers that have been with the project since the first edition. The text material is again fully integrated into Aplia, the best-selling online homework solution. “I have tried to put myself in the position of someone seeing economics for the first time. My goal is to emphasize the material that students should and do find interesting about the study of the economy.”--N. Gregory Mankiw.


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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION.
1. Ten Principles of Economics.
2. Thinking Like an Economist.
3. Interdependence and the Gains from Trade.
PART II: HOW MARKETS WORK.
4. The Market Forces of Supply and Demand.
5. Elasticity and Its Application.
6. Supply, Demand, and Government Policies.
PART III: MARKETS AND WELFARE.
7. Consumers, Producers, and the Efficiency of Markets.
8. Applications: The Costs of Taxation.
9. Application: International Trade.
PART IV: THE ECONOMICS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR.
10. Externalities.
11. Public Goods and Common Resources.
12. The Design of the Tax System.
PART V: FIRM BEHAVIOR AND THE ORGANIZATION OF INDUSTRY.
13. The Costs of Production.
14. Firms in Competitive Markets.
15. Monopoly.
16. Monopolistic Competition.
17. Oligopoly.
PART VI: THE ECONOMICS OF THE LABOR MARKET.
18. The Markets for the Factors of Production.
19. Earnings and Discrimination.
20. Income Inequality and Poverty.
PART VII: TOPICS FOR FURTHER STUDY.
21. The Theory of Consumer Choice.
22. Frontiers in Microeconomics.
PART VIII: THE DATA OF MACROECONOMICS.
23. Measuring a Nation’s Income.
24. Measuring the Cost of Living.
PART IX: THE REAL ECONOMY IN THE LONG RUN.
25. Production and Growth.
26. Saving, Investment, and the Financial System.
27. Tools of Finance.
28. Unemployment and Its Natural Rate.
PART X: MONEY AND PRICES IN THE LONG RUN.
29. The Monetary System.
30. Money Growth and Inflation.
PART XI: THE MACROECONOMICS OF OPEN ECONOMICS.
31. Open-Economy Macroeconomics: Basic Concepts.
32. A Macroeconomic Theory of the Open Economy.
PART XII: SHORT-RUN ECONOMIC FLUCTUATIONS.
33. Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply.
34. The Influence of Monetary and Fiscal Policy on Aggregate Demand.
35. The Short-Run Tradeoff between Inflation and Unemployment.
PART XIII: FINAL THOUGHTS.
36. Six Debates over Macroeconomic Policy.

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BBC News Video Segments deliver the "real world" right to students' desktops, giving students a context for how economic topics affect world and national events as well as their own daily lives, and helping them learn material by applying it to current events.


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Test Bank Volume I (Chapters 1-11),  (ISBN-10: 0538477245 | ISBN-13: 9780538477246)

Daniel K. Biederman (University of North Dakota), Ken Brown (University of Northern Iowa), Sarah Cosgrove (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth), David Flynn (University of North Dakota), Lisa Jepsen (University of Northern Iowa), Bryce Kanago (University of Northern Iowa), and Ken McCormick (University of Northern Iowa) have updated and revised the Test Bank. It consists of more than 250 questions per chapter. Every question has been checked to ensure the accuracy and clarity of the answer, and questions have been painstakingly revised to address the main text revisions. Included are true/false, multiple-choice, and short-answer questions that assess students’ critical-thinking skills. Easy, medium, and difficult questions outline the process that students must use to arrive at their answers: recall, application, and integration. Questions are organized by text section to help you pick and choose your selections with ease. This test bank is intended for use with Mankiw PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS, Sixth Edition.


Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Principles of Microeconomics  (ISBN-10: 0538453044 | ISBN-13: 9780538453042)

With its clear and engaging writing style, PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, continues to be the most popular and widely used economics textbook among today's students. Mankiw emphasizes material that you are likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you are studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day. "I have tried to put myself in the position of someone seeing economics for the first time. My goal is to emphasize the material that students should and do find interesting about the study of the economy."—N. Gregory Mankiw.


Principles of Macroeconomics  (ISBN-10: 0538453060 | ISBN-13: 9780538453066)

With its clear and engaging writing style, PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, continues to be the most popular and widely used economics textbook among today’s students. Mankiw emphasizes material that you are likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you are studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day. “I have tried to put myself in the position of someone seeing economics for the first time. My goal is to emphasize the material that students should and do find interesting about the study of the economy.”—N. Gregory Mankiw.


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Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 0538477172 | ISBN-13: 9780538477178)

David R. Hakes (University of Northern Iowa) has prepared a study guide that will enhance your success. Each chapter of the study guide includes learning objectives, a description of the chapter’s context and purpose, a chapter review, key terms and definitions, advanced critical-thinking questions, and helpful hints for understanding difficult concepts. You can develop your understanding of the material by doing the practice problems and answering the short-answer questions. Then you can assess your mastery of the key concepts with the self-test, which includes true/false and multiple-choice questions. Visit http://www.ichapters.com for more information on the Study Guide.


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The Aplia Integrated Text Solution box contains your mandatory Aplia access code granting you access to the program and full online version of the class text. This option DOES NOT include the required reader (Current and Classic Readings for Microeconomic Literacy) or textbook (Mankiw's, Principles of Microeconomics, Fourth Edition. You MUST purchase these separately.


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Meet the Author

About the Author

N. Gregory Mankiw

N. Gregory Mankiw is Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He studied economics at Princeton University and MIT. He has taught macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, and principles of economics. Professor Mankiw is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. His published articles have appeared in academic journals such as the AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, and QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS and in more widely accessible forums including THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, and FORTUNE. In addition to his teaching, research, and writing, Professor Mankiw has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office, and a member of the ETS test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics. From 2003 to 2005, he served as chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. In addition, he maintains a very popular blog for students of economics at http://www.gregmankiw.blogspot.com.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“I think it is more reader friendly than other texts. In addition, it uses both numeric and/or graphical examples, which is very useful for the students.”
— Mark Abajian, San Diego Mesa College
“We used to use Case and Fair’s text. Mankiw seems to be a better text because it actually follows through with giving applications to what he includes in the book. For example, there is much better material in Mankiw about consumer surplus, producer surplus, government policies and interventions in the market.”
— Jesse Schwartz, Kennesaw State University
“Very student friendly text. Makes economics easy to understand. Some of the other texts would take a lot of reading to explain an idea.”
— Naveen Sarna, Northern Virginia Community College