The Economy Today

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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