Language : English
Published : 2020
Microeconomics, 6th Edition
Examples of current events from Australia and New Zealand help explain how discussions on the role of the government can affect the economy. Microeconomics Principles and Practice is concerned with concepts and understanding, which sets it apart from competitor texts.
This dedicated South African edition of Prof. N. Gregory Mankiw and Prof. Mark P. Taylor’s Economics combines up-to-date South African content and examples with a robust conceptual understanding of the subject using contemporary approaches to theory. The edition retains the features which have made the title so popular with students and instructors, including: the classic ten principles approach to economics – introduced in Chapter One and then referred to throughout the book designed to help build a framework for understanding. A rigorous emphasis throughout on ‘thinking like an economist’ – adopting the tools, methods and concepts economists use in addressing problems and issues. The main body of the text has been expertly tailored to South African students, encouraging them to apply the information and data supplied to their own environment and experiences.
About the Author
Jeffrey M. Wooldridge is a University Distinguished Professor of Economics at Michigan State University, where he has taught since 1991. From 1986 to 1991, he served as Assistant Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Wooldridge has published more than three dozen articles in internationally recognized journals, as well as several book chapters. He is also the author of ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF CROSS SECTION AND PANEL DATA. His work has earned numerous awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Multa Scripsit award from Econometric Theory, the Sir Richard Stone prize from the Journal of Applied Econometrics, and three graduate teacher-of-the-year awards from MIT. A fellow of the Econometric Society and of the Journal of Econometrics, Dr. Wooldridge has been editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and econometrics co-editor of Economics Letters. He has also served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Econometrics and the Review of Economics and Statistics. Dr. Wooldridge received his B.A. with majors in computer science and economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego.
Building on the success of previous editions, Economics, Twelfth Edition, has been thoroughly updated and revised. Rigorous yet also accessible to beginners, it provides comprehensive coverage of both introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics. The authors balance in-depth explanations of key theoretical concepts with a wide range of real-world examples drawn from around the globe. They incorporate numerous pedagogical features including highlighted definitions of economic terms, short revision questions, and updated end-of-chapter questions.
New to this Edition:
* Incorporates full coverage of the 2008 banking crisis and recession, featuring revised sections on banking, the financial system, and fiscal policy
* Integrates a broad range of international applied examples, including the cost of climate change, celebrity earnings, and global imbalances in the economy
* Includes more end-of-chapter questions
An updated and expanded Companion Website contains resources for students and instructors:
* Self-test questions
* Interactive chapters
* Web links
* Flashcard glossary
* Author’s blog
* Figures from the text
* Instructor’s Manual
* Animated PowerPoint-based slides
* Test bank