Language : English
Published : 2005
Pages : 611
Using Statistics in Economics
The primary aim of this book is to provide a text for economics students which gives a good balance between statistics and econometrics.The intention is to prepare students for an introductory course in econometrics, while instilling a clear understanding of statistics. It is suitable for first or second year courses in Introductory Statistics or Introductory Statistics and Econometrics on economics degrees. The book is characterized by Leighton Thomasâ€™ clear style of explanation, gained through 35 years of teaching experience.
In line with changes to the Economics syllabus whereby Microeconomics and Macroeconomics are currently taught as separate subjects, the topics in the book relevant to these two areas have been clearly demarcated. Also, to reflect the wider coverage of each topic in the new syllabus, the existing contents have been revised.
Part 1 Microeconomics
- Chapter 1. Introduction to Economics
- Chapter 2. Theories of Demand and Supply
- Chapter 3. Market Equilibrum
- Chapter 4. Consumer Behaviour
- Chapter 5. Elasticity of Demand and Supply
- Chapter 6. Theory of Production and Production Costs
- Chapter 7. Market Structures
Part 2 Macroeconomics
- Chapter 8. Introduction to Macroeconimcs*
- Chapter 9. National Income Accounting
- Chapter 10. National Income Equilibrium
- Chapter 11. Economic Functions and Government Policy*
- Chapter 12. Money and Banking
- Chapter 13. Macroeconomic Problem (Business Cycle, Unemployment and Inflation)
- Chapter 14. International Trade*
- Chapter 15. International Finance*
Commerce.dot.com has been fully revised and updated, while retaining its original features that proved so popular. It incorporates the four core topics of the NSW Commerce syllabus: consumer choice, personal finance, law and society, and employment issues, while providing plenty of examples to consolidate student understanding. This teacher’s homework book provides additional activities and extension material to complement the core text.
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
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.