Microeconomy Today

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Bradley Schiller's The Microeconomy Today has a track record as a quality text that provides students with a lively and accessible introduction to economics. Text and graphs are carefully explained to help students understand and retain often complex theories and concepts. Schiller's engaging writing style, careful pedagogy, real-world focus, and outstanding policy coverage are all proven successful features of The Microeconomy Today.

One objective of The Microeconomy Today is to introduce students to the controversies and issues to are associated with both theory and policy. Competing views are often graphically explained side-by-side to clearly illustrate the obvious theoretical differences. The result is that Schiller has no overt bias due to its balanced presentation.

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In order to best explain the principles of economics, The Microeconomy Today carefully explains the differences between reality and theory. This real-world focus is the central theme of this text. Throughout every chapter in Schiller, there is a constant interplay between theoretical principles and real-world events. Through the use of recent examples from journals and newspapers, The Microeconomy Today offers the most complete coverage of the issues and events to complement the real-world focus.

In addition to the discussion of the principles of economics, Schiller feels that the text must "teach" basic principles and reinforce them with a variety of pedagogical aids. Hence, The Microeconomy Today is noted for its numerous pedagogical aids that enhance the students learning and retention ability through every chapter. Numerous examples, colorful, well-marked graphs, chapter preview and review, running glossary, narrative summaries, discussion questions, and numerical and graphical problems constitute each chapter's pedagogical tools. In the 6th edition, we introduced a full set of graphing problems in the back of the text, to help instructors

A well-received descriptive chapter was added in the 6th edition to introduce the American economy within the global economy (Chapter 2). This chapter is descriptive and self-contained, and can be taught at any point an instructor feels appropriate to his or her course. The chapter addresses three key themes in the overall presentation: what, how, and for whom the economy produces.

The entire text is developed around the central theme of government intervention versus market reliance.
Explicitly demonstrates through new tables and charts the contrasting models of Keynesian, monetarist, and supply-side economics.
"World View," "In the News," and "Economy Tomorrow" have been completely updated. In addition a special section in the testbank now supplies quiz and exam questions directly related to boxed material.
Numerous examples of the Cuban economy are used to highlight the problems of communism and to outline a pending transition.

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