ISBN13:978-0324236972 ISBN10: 0324236972 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0324376586 ISBN10: 0324376588
Summary: BRIEF PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS continues to be the most popular and widely used text in the Economics classroom. The 4th edition features a strong revision of content in all 18 chapters while maintaining the clear and accessible writing style that is the hallmark of the highly respected author. The 4th edition also features an expanded instructor's resource package designed to assist instructors in course planning and classroom presentation and full integration o...show moref content with Aplia, the leading online Economics education program. In the 4th edition Greg Mankiw has created a full educational program for students and instructors -- Experience Mankiw 4e. "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.
NEW! Revised Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply Content: The AD/AS content has been revised to streamline the instructor's experience teaching the material in the classroom and to clarify student thinking on an economy's transition from the short run to the long run. For a detailed listing of these extensive changes contact your local sales representative.
Mankiw's Ten Principles of Economics: Mankiw's Ten Principles of Economics introduces students to the ten most important principles, which are then thoroughly incorporated in discussions throughout the book.
A Great Chapter to Create Economic Majors: Chapter 23 was one of Mankiw's favorite chapters to write. He presents both sides of five major debates over economic policy as a way to end the course. Reviewers say that this chapter is the "perfect ending to a great novel." Use this chapter as a way to get students involved in debating macroeconomic issues.
"FYI" Boxes: These boxes provide additional material "for your information." Some of them offer a glimpse into the history of economic thought. Others clarify technical issues. Still others discuss supplementary topics that instructors might choose either to discuss or skip in their lectures.
"In the News" Boxes: One benefit that students gain from studying economics is a new perspective and greater understanding about news from around the world. To highlight this benefit, excerpts from many newspaper articles are included, some of which are opinion columns written by prominent economists. These articles, together with brief introductions, show how basic economic theory can be applied. Many of these boxes are new to the 4th edition.
Case Studies: Economic theory is useful and interesting only if it can be applied to understanding actual events and policies. This book, therefore, contains numerous case studies that apply the theory that has just been developed.
Quick Quizzes: After each major section, students are offered a "quick quiz" to check their comprehension of what they have just learned. Students can compare their answers to the answers provided at the end of the book, then reread the material in that section if necessary.
Problems and Applications: Each chapter also contains a variety of problems and applications that ask students to apply the material that they have learned. Some professors may use these questions for homework assignments. Others may use them as a starting point for classroom discussions.
NEW! Extensive Current Events Updates: 40 new items have been added to the popular text features such as "In the News", "FYI" and "Case Studies" creating an engaging and timely learning experience for learners. Included among the new items are a new case study, "Mr. Mankiw Goes to Washington," and a new "In the News" box, "Super Bowl Economics" explaining how economics analysis helped the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl.
NEW! New International Content and Examples: New content on the global distribution of income and child labor: has been added in response to reviewer feedback asking for more detailed coverage of international economics, To illicit classroom discussion, the question of What is the best way to reduce the use of child labor around the world?" is raised.
NEW! Additional New Content Reflecting Today's World of Economics: Every chapter in the 4th edition has been revised and modified to reflect the current environment of today's domestic and global economy. These topics, among others, include: the presentation of the possibilities frontier model, free markets, transitions of supply and demand curves, tradeable pollution permits, discussion of goods, economic profit, welfare reform, and the Phillips curve.
NEW! Aplia Integration for Mankiw 4e: Mankiw's 4th edition is fully integrated with Aplia, the premier online economics learning program. Users benefit from consistent economic language between the 4th edition and Aplia, discounted product deliver options (print or digital), and the experience of applying the theory learned in the classroom. Visit www.aplia.com/thomson for more information.
NEW! LEAP PowerPoint presentations for Mankiw 4e: Created by economist Ron Cronovich of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), these chapter by chapter PowerPoint slides are designed to ease course preparation time for instructors while increasing student involvement in the classroom. Cronovich has been using this brand of presentation for two consecutive semesters and was recently named a UNLV Teacher of the Year award winner.
NEW! Instructor's Edition featuring the Resource Integration Guide for Mankiw 4e: Mankiw's 4th edition features an Instructor's Edition with a Resource Integration Guide offering suggestions on how and when to incorporate elements of content, technology, and supplements into the classroom. The Guide is an excellent tool for syllabus creation and course planning.
NEW! "Basic Tools of Finance": The "Basic Tools" chapter introduces the essential tools of present value, risk management, and asset valuation -- for students to understand the decisions people make as they participate in financial markets.
NEW! Streamlined Chapters to Improve Student Understanding: Mankiw eliminated the list of "Chapter Objectives" at the beginning of each chapter in order to focus the reader's attention on the author's concise introduction to each chapter. This material can now be found in the Instructor's Manual and Study Guide.
1. Ten Principles of Economics. 2. Thinking Like an Economist. 3. Interdependence and the Gains from Trade.
PART II. SUPPLY AND DEMAND I: HOW MARKETS WORK.
4. The Market Forces of Supply and Demand.
PART III. THE DATA OF MACROECONOMICS.
5. Measuring a Nation's Income. 6. Measuring the Cost of Living.
PART IV. THE REAL ECONOMY IN THE LONG RUN.
7. Production and Growth. 8. Saving, Investment, and the Financial System. 9. The Basic Tools of Finance. 10. Unemployment and Its Natural Rate.
PART V. MONEY AND PRICES IN THE LONG RUN.
11. The Monetary System. 12. Money Growth and Inflation.
PART VI. THE MACROECONOMICS OF OPEN ECONOMIES.
13. Open-Economy Macroeconomics: Basic Concepts. 14. A Macroeconomic Theory of the Open Economy.
PART VII. SHORT-RUN ECONOMIC FLUCTUATIONS.
15. Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply. 16. The Influence of Monetary and Fiscal Policy on Aggregate Demand. 17. The Short-Run Tradeoff between Inflation and Unemployment.
PART XIII. FINAL THOUGHTS.
18. Five Debates over Macroeconomic Policy.
View Digital Rights
CourseSmart Copying: Not Allowed Printing: Limited to 150% of book, 10 pages at a time Expires: Yes, may be used for 180 days after activation Reading Aloud: Allowed Sharing: Not Allowed Min. Software Version: CourseSmart Suitable Devices: PCs, Tablet PCs, Macs, Laptops
Digital Rights Management (DRM) Key
Copying - Books that cannot be copied will show "Not Allowed." Otherwise, this will detail the number of times it can be copied, or "Allowed with no limits."
Printing - Books that cannot be printed will show "Not Allowed." Otherwise, this will detail the number of times it can be printed, or "Allowed with no limits."
Expires - Books that have no expiration (the date upon which you will no longer be able to access your eBook) will read "No Expiration." Otherwise it will state the number of days from activation (the first time you actually read it).
Reading Aloud - Books enabled with the "text-to-speech" feature so that they can be read aloud will show "Allowed."
Sharing - Books that cannot be shared with other computers will show "Not Allowed."
Min. Software Version - This is the minimum software version needed to read this book.
Suitable Devices - Hardware known to be compatable with this book. Note: Reader software still needs to be installed.
Free Shipping Get Free Shipping on orders over $25 (not including Rental and Marketplace). Order arrives in 5-10 business days.
Need it faster? We offer fast, flat-rate expedited shipping options.
Not the right book for you? We'll gladly take it back within 30 days.
To return an eTextbook:
Your eTextbook is non-returnable once it's been activated. You must contact us about returning your eTextbook before you activate it.
Returns are accepted within 30 days of the purchase date on your order confirmation.
This book qualifies for guaranteed cash back! Buy it now for , then:
Sell it back by:
Guaranteed cash back:
Cost of this book after cash back:
Take advantage of Guaranteed Cash Back. Send your book to us in good condition before the end of the buyback period, we'll send YOU a check, and you'll pay less for your textbooks!
If you find this book for less on Amazon.com (direct from Amazon, not marketplace sellers), we'll match it.
In our warehouse, waiting to ship directly to you.
We hand-inspect every used textbook to make sure it's in good condition.
Buy it now. Sell it later!
Sell this textbook for cash!
When you're done with this book, sell it back to Textbooks.com. In addition to the best possible buyback price, you'll get an extra 10% cash back just for being a customer.
We buy good-condition used textbooks year 'round, 24/7. No matter where you bought it, Textbooks.com will buy your textbooks for the most cash.
We hand-inspect every one of our used textbooks to ensure good condition.
Our used textbooks do NOT have:
Missing or torn pages
Missing or torn cover
Torn or damaged binding
A broken spine
This textbook has never been used.
Due to the size of eTextbooks, a high-speed internet connection (cable modem, DSL, LAN) is required for download stability and speed. Your connection can be wired or wireless.
Being online is not required for reading an eTextbook after successfully downloading it. You must only be connected to the Internet duringthe download process.
Windows XP, Windows Vista or Mac OS X 10.3 or above
At least 280 MB RAM, a 600 mHZ processor and 110 MB of hard drive space
1024x768 (or larger) screen resolution
What is the Marketplace? It's another way for you to get the right price on the books you need. We approved every Marketplace vendor to sell their books on Textbooks.com, so you know they're all reliable.
What are Marketplace shipping options? Marketplace items do not qualify for free shipping. When ordering from the Marketplace, please specify whether you want the seller to send your book Standard ($3.99/item) or Express ($6.99/item). To get free shipping over $25, just order directly from Textbooks.com instead of through the Marketplace.
FREE UPS 2nd Day Air Terms
Rental and Marketplace items are excluded. Offer is valid from 1/21/2013 12:00PM to 1/23/2013 11:59AM CST. Your order must be placed by 12 Noon CST to be processed on the same day. Minimum order value is $100.00 excluding Rental and Marketplace items. To redeem this offer, select "FREE UPS 2ND DAY AIR" at checkout. Offer not is not valid on previous orders.