Principles of Economics,
9th Edition

N. Gregory Mankiw

ISBN-13: 9780357038314
Copyright 2021 | Published
864 pages | List Price: USD $289.95
ISBN: 9780357038314

Now you can master the principles of economics with the help of the most popular economics textbook trusted by students worldwide -- Mankiw’s PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS, 9E. Using a clear, inviting writing style, this book emphasizes only the material that helps you better understand the world and economy in which you live. You learn to become a more astute participant in today's economy with a strong understanding of both the potential and limits of economic policy. The latest relevant examples bring economic principles to life. Acclaimed author Gregory Mankiw explains, "I tried to put myself in the position of someone seeing economics for the first time. My goal is to emphasize the material that students should and do find interesting about the study of the economy." To help you further master the key principles of economics in this edition, powerful student-focused digital resources are available in the leading MindTap digital learning and homework solution.

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1. Ten Principles of Economics.
2. Thinking Like an Economist.
3. Interdependence and the Gains from Trade.
4. The Market Forces of Supply and Demand.
5. Elasticity and Its Application.
6. Supply, Demand, and Government Policies.
7. Consumers, Producers, and the Efficiency of Markets.
8. Applications: The Costs of Taxation.
9. Application: International Trade.
10. Externalities.
11. Public Goods and Common Resources.
12. The Design of the Tax System.
13. The Costs of Production.
14. Firms in Competitive Markets.
15. Monopoly.
16. Monopolistic Competition.
17. Oligopoly.
18. The Markets for the Factors of Production.
19. Earnings and Discrimination.
20. Income Inequality and Poverty.
21. The Theory of Consumer Choice.
22. Frontiers in Microeconomics.
23. Measuring a Nation’s Income.
24. Measuring the Cost of Living.
25. Production and Growth.
26. Saving, Investment, and the Financial System.
27. Tools of Finance.
28. Unemployment and Its Natural Rate.
29. The Monetary System.
30. Money Growth and Inflation.
31. Open-Economy Macroeconomics: Basic Concepts.
32. A Macroeconomic Theory of the Open Economy.
33. Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply.
34. The Influence of Monetary and Fiscal Policy on Aggregate Demand.
35. The Short-Run Tradeoff between Inflation and Unemployment.
36. Six Debates over Macroeconomic Policy.

  • N. Gregory Mankiw

    N. Gregory Mankiw is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University. For 14 years he taught EC10 Principles, the most popular course at Harvard. Dr. Mankiw studied economics at Princeton University and MIT. He is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy and economic growth. Dr. Mankiw's articles have appeared in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy and Quarterly Journal of Economics. His work has also appeared in more widely accessible forums, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and Fortune. Dr. Mankiw has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office and a member of the ETS® test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics. From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Mankiw served as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

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  • MINDTAP PROVIDES THE MOST ADVANCED DIGITAL COURSE SOLUTION IN EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING TODAY. Powerful student-focused resources within MINDTAP respond to the individualized needs of introductory economics students with a prescribed learning path, graph building tools, engaging multimedia resources and test preparation tools. MINDTAP gives you, the instructor, the flexibility to create the course you want using either publisher-provided material, your own material, or third-party materials.

  • EXPANDED VIDEO LECTURE SERIES LESSONS WITH QUICK QUIZZES IN MINDTAP REFLECT THE UNIQUE MANKIW APPROACH. This new assignable video series supports students both as they prepare for class and as they prepare for exams. The engaging videos offer an alternative to reading the text and are appropriately divided into manageable segments that allow students to focus only on concepts they find most challenging. Fresh examples are seamlessly aligned to the approach and student-oriented language of Mankiw's printed book. Brief quizzes evaluate understanding as students progress through the videos.

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  • UPDATED END-OF-CHAPTER MATERIALS PROVIDE INVALUABLE PRINTED PRACTICE PLUS DIGITAL SUPPORT. "Chapter Quick Quizzes," "Questions for Review," and "Problems and Applications" now reflect this edition’s most recent content updates. The "Chapter Quick Quizzes" and "Problems and Applications" are completely digitized in MindTap and are fully gradable. "Problem and Applications" are also available as algorithmic sets in MindTap only.

  • EXTENSIVELY UPDATED COVERAGE OF RELEVANT, CURRENT ECONOMIC TOPICS ADDRESSES THE LATEST DEVELOPING ISSUES. Numerous chapters reflect today's latest developments. The most comprehensive updates include coverage of the design of the tax system (Ch. 12), the markets for the factors of production (Ch. 18), income inequality and poverty (Ch. 20), measuring a nation’s income (Ch. 23), measuring the cost of living (Ch. 24), production and growth (Ch. 25), and unemployment (Ch. 28).

  • NUMEROUS NEW AND UPDATED "IN THE NEWS," "FYI," AND "CASE STUDY" FEATURES HIGHLIGHT RECENT AND SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC EVENTS. You and your students stay up to date on the today’s most recent economic changes and developments as these features highlight events that have made headlines. Engaging explanations detail the significant of these developments on economic decisions today.

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  • ADAPTIVE TEST PREP PREPARES YOUR STUDENTS FOR IMPORTANT TESTS. This effective, digital test preparation tool within MindTap provides students with more than 3,900 test bank-style questions. More than half of these questions offer corresponding Quick Coach videos, designed to support your students at their most teachable moments, particularly when they are confused or unsure about the answer to a question. This proven resource is highly effective in preparing students for high-stakes tests and is shown to positively impact cumulative course results.

  • GRAPH BUILDER ALLOWS STUDENTS TO MOVE STEP-BY-STEP THROUGH COMPLEX GRAPHICAL FIGURES. Designed specifically for introductory economics students, Graph Builder interactive exercises in MindTap help students first understand complex graphs by decomposing a graph into finite steps that build upon one another, then practice graphing by drawing out a similar scenario from scratch. This drawing method supports the kinesthetic learning approach valued by instructors, like you -- all within the context of the interactive eBook.

  • "VIDEO APPLICATIONS" FEATURE THE AUTHOR INTRODUCING CHAPTER CONTENT. Author Gregory Mankiw uses these unique videos to introduce important themes in every chapter. He immediately engages students with an emphasis on the real-world importance of the economic principles that appear in the upcoming chapter. These videos (formerly called Roadmap Videos) are intended to motivate students to better understand how economics relates to their day-to-day lives and the world around them.

  • "VIDEO PROBLEM WALK-THROUGHS" HELP STUDENTS OVERCOME ROADBLOCKS IN LEARNING. This popular learning resource shows students how to solve economics questions from start to finish. These videos tackle the all-too-familiar challenge of students running into stumbling blocks when working through assignments. These concise videos support the student in that moment, which is not always during your office hours, when they are puzzled and most teachable. Walk-Through Videos are an ideal resource for this "twelve o’clock hour" dilemma.

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  • THIS EDITION’S ENHANCED INTERACTIVE EBOOK STRENGTHENS THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE. The interactive eReader does much more than move words from the printed book to a digital device. It enhances your students' learning experience by allowing them to search, highlight text, take notes and interact directly with complex figures. The eReader also from supports media from Cengage Learning or third-party media providers, such as YouTube. In addition, this resource is now more accessible to visually-impaired students with new alternative text added to all images and tables in every chapter.

  • "CONCEPTCLIPS" HELP STUDENTS MASTER ECONOMICS TERMS. These high energy videos, embedded throughout the interactive eBook, address the known student challenge of understanding economic terminology when initially introduced to the subject matter. Developed by Professor Mike Brandl of Rice University, these concept-based animations provide students with memorable context to the key terminology required for your introductory economics course.

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  • PREMIUM POWERPOINT® PRESENTATIONS EASE YOUR COURSE PREPARATION WHILE INCREASING STUDENT INVOLVEMENT. Chapter-by-chapter slides organize lecture points into sections that students can easily digest. The PowerPoint slides animate graphs the way you might draw them and include Student Note Prompt handouts to facilitate effective note-taking without distracting students from active participation in class.

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