Essential Foundations of Economics: International Edition6th Edition
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A practice-oriented learning system that breaks the traditional textbook mold.
To help the student focus on the most important concepts–and effectively practice application of those concepts–Essential Foundations of Economics is structured around a Checklist/Checkpoint system. The result is a patient, confidence-building textbook that prepares the student to use economics in their everyday life, regardless of what their future career will be.
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Chapter 1. Getting Started
Chapter 2. The U.S. and Global Economies
Chapter 3. The Economic Problem
Chapter 4. Demand and Supply
Chapter 5. Elasticities of Demand and Supply
Chapter 6. Efficiency and Fairness of Markets
Chapter 7. Government Influences on Markets
Chapter 8. Global Markets in Action
Chapter 9. Externalities: Pollution, Education, and Health
Chapter 10. Production and Cost
Chapter 11. Perfect Competition
Chapter 12. Monopoly
Chapter 13. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
Chapter 14. GDP: A Measure of Total Production and Income
Chapter 15. Jobs and Unemployment
Chapter 16. The CPI and the Cost of Living
Chapter 17. Potential GDP and Economic Growth
Chapter 18. Money and the Monetary System
Chapter 19. Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand
Chapter 20. Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy
- Focus on core concepts: Each chapter focuses students attention on 3-5 key concepts so students understand how the various details fit back into the larger picture.
- Learn by doing: Essential Foundations of Economicsand its accompanying print and online resources are structured to encourage learning by doing. Within the text, a Checklist-Checkpoint system provides a practice-oriented framework:
- Checklists begin each chapter to preview the 3-5 key ideas students need to know, and the chapter is broken into discrete sections devoted to each of those ideas.
- Checkpoints follow each of those sections and provide a full page of practice. Each Checkpoint includes a practice problem with a guided solution and a parallel exercise for the student to try.
- Chapter Checkpoints end each chapter and include a summary of key points and key terms, as well as additional practice opportunities consisting of problems and exercises, news analysis questions, critical thinking questions, and Web exercises that require students to find data and information online to answer discussion questions.
- In-text problems, assignable online in MyEconLab: Bade and Parkin are the only economics authors who write their own content in an online assessment platform. For Foundations of Economics,here are a few examples of what they wrote for Pearsons online assessment and tutorial system, MyEconLab:
- Checkpoints in the text are available for students to practice online in MyEconLab. Checkpoint problems appear in study mode where students can work them using tutorial learning aids as needed. Checkpoint exercises are available in a self-test mode so students are encouraged to work them independently before getting feedback.
- News Analysis Questions are found in the end-of-chapter material and online in MyEconLab. These questions ask students to interpret a news story then answer related questions that apply economic concepts.
- End-of-chapter problems and exercises are also developed as auto-graded questions in MyEconLab. Instructors can assign end-of-chapter problems onlineeven problems with graphing, fill-in-the-blank, and numerical entries.
- Economics in the News is updated every day during the school year by the authors themselves. Each entry provides a summary of the news, a link to the complete story, and discussion questions.
- Additional learning tools include audio-narrated animations, interactive graphs, customized feedback, and guided solutions.
- Instructors can encourage students to practicewithout needing to grade by handby using MyEconLab.
- Professors can choose how much timeor how littlethey want to spend setting up the course. View a sample of how instructors use MyEconLab here.
- Computer-graded graphing exercises help students become more comfortable and proficient working with economic graphs and models.
- Online homework, quizzes, and tests are easy to assign, allowing instructors to build assessments using a mix of MyEconLab-specific problems, Test Bank questions, and questions written by the instructor using the Econ Exercise Builder.
- A robust gradebook tracks students performance on online homework, quizzes, tests, and problems worked in the Study Plan.
- Supplements are reliable and easy to use because they align with the same Checklist-Checkpoint structure found in the text. A complete suite of instructor supplements is available, including an Instructors Manual, a new Solutions Manual, three Test Banks, PowerPoint® lecture slides, and an Instructors Resource CD-ROM.
- Test Bank questions include graphing questions and integrative questions in each chapter.
- All components of the supplements are organized by Checkpoint topic so students can move easily through the textbook, MyEconLab, and the Study Guide, and instructors can navigate among the textbook, MyEconLab, the PowerPoint lecture slides, the Instructors Manual, and the Test Banks.
- Three separate Test Banks are available, with more than 12,000 multiple-choice, numerical, fill-in-the-blank, short-answer, and essay questions, plus integrative questions that build on material from more than one Checkpoint and more than one chapter.
- The Test Bank authors also wrote questions for the Study Guide to ensure consistency.
- News analysis and data-driven problems at the end of each chapter include:
- News-based end-of-chapter questions that give news summaries and ask students to apply economics to the news.
- Web exercises that ask students to seek out real data on the web and use it to answer questions.
- Modern micro and macro topics are presented at an accessible level that uses contemporary examples to tie theory into the real world.