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The Economy Today

The Economy Today

15th Edition
By Bradley Schiller and Karen Gebhardt
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ISBN13: 9781259852022
Copyright: 2019
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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

MACRO
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

MICRO
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

INTERNATIONAL
Part 13: International Economics
Chapter 35: International Trade
Chapter 36: International Finance
Chapter 37: Global Poverty

About the Author

Bradley Schiller

Bradley R. Schiller has more than four decades of experience teaching introductory economics at American University, the University of Nevada, the University of California (Berkeley and Santa Cruz), and the University of Maryland. He has given guest lectures at more than 300 colleges ranging from Fresno, California, to Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Schiller’s unique contribution to teaching is his ability to relate basic principles to current socioeconomic problems, institutions, and public policy decisions. This perspective is evident throughout The Economy Today. Dr. Schiller derives this policy focus from his extensive experience as a Washington consultant. He has been a consultant to most major federal agencies, many congressional committees, political candidates, and presidents. In addition, he has evaluated scores of government programs and helped design others. His studies of poverty, discrimination, training programs, tax reform, pensions, welfare, Social Security, and lifetime wage patterns have appeared in both professional journals and popular media. Dr. Schiller is also a frequent commentator on economic policy for television and radio, and his commentary has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times, among other major newspapers. Dr. Schiller received his Ph.D. from Harvard and his B.A. degree, with great distinction, from the University of California (Berkeley). On his days off, Dr. Schiller is on the tennis courts, the ski slopes, or the crystal-blue waters of Lake Tahoe. 

Karen Gebhardt

Karen Gebhardt is a faculty member in the Department of Economics and is the Director of the Online Economics Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Gebhardt has a passion for teaching economics. She regularly instructs courses in all modalities (online, on campus, hybrid, remote) from introductory courses in macro- and microeconomics, to upper-division courses in microeconomics, international trade, and managerial economics and graduate courses in environmental economics and public finance. She is an early adopter of teaching with technology and advocates strongly for it because she sees the difference it makes in student engagement and learning. Dr. Gebhardt was the recipient of the Water Pik Excellence in Education Award in 2006 and was awarded the Best Teacher Award in 2015 while she was at Colorado State University. Dr. Gebhardt’s research interests, publications, and presentations involve the economics and online education and the economics of human–wildlife interaction. Before returning to academia, she worked as an economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service/Wildlife Services/National Wildlife Research Center, conducting research related to the interactions of humans and wildlife. Her current research focuses on using data to improve student learning outcomes in economics education with an emphasis on improving grades and completion rates in online courses. In her free time, Dr. Gebhardt enjoys learning about new teaching methods that integrate technology and going rock climbing and camping in the Colorado Rockies and beyond.

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