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Part 1 The Economic Challenge

Chapter 1 Economics: The Core Issues

Appendix: Using Graphs

Chapter 2 The U.S. Economy: A Global View

Chapter 3 Supply and Demand

Chapter 4 The Role of Government

Part 2 Measuring Macro Outcomes

Chapter 5 National Income Accounting

Chapter 6 Unemployment

Chapter 7 Inflation

Part 3 Cyclical Instability

Chapter 8 The Business Cycle

Chapter 9 Aggregate Demand

Appendix: The Keynesian Cross

Chapter 10 Self-Adjustment or Instability?

Part 4 Fiscal Policy Tools

Chapter 11 Fiscal Policy

Chapter 12 Deficits and Debt

Part 5 Monetary Policy Options

Chapter 13 Money and Banks

Chapter 14 The Federal Reserve System

Chapter 15 Monetary Policy

Part 6 Supply-Side Options

Chapter 16 Supply-Side Policy: Short-run Options

Chapter 17 Growth and Productivity: Long-run Possibilities

Part 7 Policy Constraints

Chapter 18 Theory versus Reality

Part 8 Product Markets: The Basics

Chapter 19 Consumer Choice

Appendix: Indifference Curves

Chapter 20 Elasticity

Chapter 21 The Costs of Production

Part 9 Market Structure

Chapter 22 The Competitive Firm

Chapter 23 Competitive Markets

Chapter 24 Monopoly

Chapter 25 Oligopoly

Chapter 26 Monopolistic Competition

Part 10 Regulatory Issues

Chapter 27 Natural Monopolies: (De)Regulation?

Chapter 28 Environmental Protection

Chapter 29 The Farm Problem

Part 11 Factor Markets: Basic Theory

Chapter 30 The Labor Market

Chapter 31 Labor Unions

Chapter 32 Financial Markets

Part 12 Distributional Issues

Chapter 33 Taxes: Equity versus Efficiency

Chapter 34 Transfer Payments: Welfare and Social Security

Part 13 International Economics

Chapter 35 International Trade

Chapter 36 International Finance

Chapter 37 Global Poverty

Glossary

Index

Reference Tables