Summary: This brief and inexpensive paperback examines 40+ economic statistics such as GDP, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, consumer confidence, personal income, etc., from public and private sources such as the Bureaus of Economic Analysis, Labor Statistics, Census, and The Conference Board. It assumes no prior knowledge of economics and is fully updated. The Clayton book is available at a great discount when packaged with any McGraw-Hill/Irwin textbook. Edition/Copyright: 6TH 04
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- Totally updated: this new edition of Clayton/Geisbrecht contains all the latest economic data through the first quarter of 2003, including all the numbers on the 2001 recession and subsequent recovery.
- Web Links: the book contains relevant web sites that provide links to background readings and source data for every statistic in the text; outstanding aid for further student research.
- New topics: the Sixth Edition has been thoroughly updated with many new topics, including: total employment (pp.67-69, an important statistic and lagging indicator for the end of a recession) , Russell 3000 ( pp. 133-135, a measure of stock performance that includes 98% of US equity market capital) , Wilshire 5000 ( pp. 136-137, the broadest measure of stock market performance available).
- Combines sources and data with interpretation, historical perspective, understanding, and analysis.
- Common-sense Framework: Provides a common-sense ?framework of reference? for understanding, using, and interpreting the basic economic statistics we encounter in our daily lives.
- Strong Graphs: Clayton/Giesbrecht provides extensive graphical presentation of statistical series; coverage from 1959 to the first quarter of 2003.
- Prior knowledge of economics not necessary. Clayton is appropriate for all introductory courses.
Publisher: Richard D. Irwin, Inc.
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