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The instant economist : everything you need to know about how the economy works / Timothy Taylor.

Book Book (c2012.)
Description: x, 260 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York : Plume, c2012.
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  • ISBN: 9780452297524 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0452297524 (pbk.)
General Note: "A Plume book."
"The great courses" -- Cover.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-252) and index.
Contents: How economists think -- Division of labor -- Supply and demand -- Price floors and ceilings -- Elasticity -- The labor market and wages -- Financial markets and rates of return -- Personal investing -- From perfect competition to monopoly -- Antitrust and competition policy -- Regulation and deregulation -- Negative externalities and the environment -- Positive externalities and technology -- Public goods -- Poverty and welfare programs -- Inequality -- Imperfect information and insurance -- Corporate and political governance -- Macroeconomics and gross domestic product -- Economic growth -- Unemployment -- Inflation -- The balance of trade -- Aggregate supply and aggregate demand -- The unemployment-inflation trade-off -- Fiscal policy and budget deficits -- Countercyclical fiscal policy -- Budget deficits and national saving -- Money and banking -- The Federal Reserve and its powers -- The conduct of monetary policy -- The gains of international trade -- The debates over protectionism -- Exchange rates -- International financial crashes -- A global economic perspective.
Summary: Regardless of their level of education, most people wish they understood economics better. An award-winning professor translates the subject's complicated principles into easy-to-understand language, tackling all the key questions and hot topics of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Subject: Economics.
Citation: Taylor, Timothy. "The instant economist : everything you need to know about how the economy works." New York : Plume, 2012.

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