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.
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Totally updated: contains all the latest economic data through the first quarter of 2000, including the December 1999 comprehensive (benchmark) revisions of the national income and product accounts which affect data back to 1959.
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 Fed's Beige Book, informal 'new jobs created' statistic, appendix describing the Current Population Survey and Establishment Survey, brief glossary covering technical terms used by the Bureaus of Census, Labor Statistics, and Economic Analysis.
Combines sources and data with interpretation, understanding, and analysis.
Provides a common-sense 'framework of reference' for understanding, using, and interpreting the basic economic statistics we encounter in our daily lives.
Extensive graphical presentation of statistical series; coverage from 1959 to 2000-I.
Prior knowledge of economics not necessary. Appropriate for all introductory courses.
Gary Clayton and Martin Gerhard Giesbrecht, both of Northern Kentucky University.
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