Survey of Economics,
10th Edition

Irvin B. Tucker

ISBN-13: 9781337111522 | ISBN-10: 133711152x

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 592 pages

List Price USD $249.95


Readable, practical and interesting, Tucker's SURVEY OF ECONOMICS, 10E provides the tools you need to understand the impact of economics in your own world. You examine the basics of economics within the context of real-world situations as you see economic issues at work on national and international levels. The latest edition of this popular book addresses intriguing topics in today's economics, such as the federal deficit and national debt, income levels and fair pay for females, social networking and gasoline prices. Interactive learning features and self-study tools guide your learning and make studying easier. With the help of learning resources and online tools such as homework powered by Aplia and MindTap personal learning experience, SURVEY OF ECONOMICS, 10E equips you with the understanding of economics you need to make informed decisions as a professional and consumer.

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Dr. Irvin B. Tucker spent more than 30 years of teaching introductory economics at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He earned his B.S. in economics at North Carolina State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of South Carolina. He was a long-time member of the National Council on Economic Education. Dr. Tucker served as executive director of the S.C. Council of Education and director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He was recognized for his ability to relate basic principles to economic issues and public policy. His work has received national recognition with awards from the Meritorious Levy Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education, the Federation of Independent Business Award for Postsecondary Educator of the Year in Entrepreneurship and Economic Education, and the Freedom Foundation's George Washington Medal for Excellence in Economic Education. In addition, Dr. Tucker's research has been published in numerous professional journal articles on a wide range of topics, including industrial organization, entrepreneurship, and economics of education. Dr. Tucker also authored other highly successful economics books, including ECONOMICS FOR TODAY and ECONOMICS AND FINANCE.

  • IMPROVED INSTRUCTOR’S MANUAL PROVIDES VALUABLE ASSISTANCE IN COURSE PREPARATION AND EVALUATION. Written by a member of the author team, this edition's Instructor's Manual now includes updated chapter outlines, clear instructional objectives, critical thinking and group discussion questions, hints for effective teaching, answers to the "Analyze the Issue: questions, answers to even-numbered questions and problems, summary quizzes with answers and classroom games.
  • THIS EDITION'S LATEST ONLINE TESTING AND TEST PREP RESOURCE CORRESPOND SEAMLESSLY WITH UPDATED TEXT CONTENT. A member of this edition's author team has meticulously reviewed and modified all the Adaptive Test Prep questions to eliminate the disconnect too often found in many competing textbooks between the content in the text and the online test questions. New to this edition: Explanatory videos from the author walk students through challenging questions.
  • UPDATED, EFFECTIVE LEARNING FEATURES PLACE ECONOMICS IN PRACTICAL CONTEXT. The latest "You’re the Economist," "Global Economics" and "Checkpoint" features clearly connect key economic concepts introduced in this edition to real-world issues and problems that students encounter every day.
  • REVISED END-OF-CHAPTER SAMPLE QUIZZES BETTER REFLECT CHAPTER CONCEPTS. Improved quizzes with questions that challenge student thinking more effectively prepare students for success on tests.
  • IMPROVED, COMPREHENSIVE TEST BANK QUESTIONS EFFECTIVELY ASSESS STUDENT UNDERSTAND OF ALL KEY CONCEPTS. A member of the author team methodically assessed the Test Bank’s effectiveness in measuring student learning. Numerous improvements ensure this edition's Test Bank addresses the breadth and depth of concepts introduced in the text to properly gauge student mastery.
  • NEW GRAPHING VIDEO TUTORIALS MIRROR THIS EDITION'S CONTENT AND APPROACH. A member of this edition's author team has written all content for new GraphMe Videos—A Graphing Tutorial for Students online instructional videos. This ensures a cohesive pedagogical approach between the latest edition of the written text and all online instructional content.
  • INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS CORRESPOND COMPLETELY WITH ONLINE HOMEWORK PROBLEMS. These updated Instructional Videos, written by a member of the author team, provide students with instruction and feedback using an approach that parallels the narrative in this edition's written textbook.
  • LEADING MINDTAP DIGITAL COURSE ENCOURAGES INTERACTIVE LEARNING. MindTap offers comprehensive interactive economic problem sets, videos, tutorials, and critical thinking exercises that require students to take an active role in the learning process. This system helps your students improve economic understanding without creating extra work for you, the instructor. The system automatically grades and records homework and works with any learning management system.
  • DISTINCTIVE PART “ROAD MAPS” REVIEW KEY MATERIAL FROM EACH PART. “Road Maps” concludes each part with review questions from the previous part, organized by chapter. To reinforce concepts, each set of questions relates to the interactive Causation Chain Games found within the MindTap. Students simply click through these interactive exercises for fun review and hands-on learning. Answers to the questions are available in the indicated appendices.
  • CUSTOMIZATION CHOICES IN MINDTAP AND APLIA OFFER ULTIMATE TEACHING FLEXIBILITY. Chapters can be rearranged and online chapters can be customized for printing. You have the option to add any topic, including your own research and notes or specialized topics drawn from Cengage's current Economics Issues database.
  • OUTSTANDING VISUAL SUMMARIES WRAP UP KEY POINTS FROM EACH CHAPTER. Each chapter ends with a brief point-by-point summary of the key concepts. Many of these summarized points include miniaturized versions of the important graphs and Causation Chains that illustrate key concepts. These serve as visual reminders for your students as they finish the chapters. They are also useful in reviewing and studying for quizzes and exams.
  • UNIQUE CHECKPOINTS GENERATE STUDENT INTEREST AND PROMPT CRITICAL THINKING. Who says learning economics isn’t be fun? Unique, engaging "Checkpoints" spark your students' interest while checking their progress using challenging economics puzzles in a game-like style. Students enjoy analyzing and answering intriguing questions and can check their answers at the end of the chapter. They gain personal satisfaction from realizing that they have truly mastered a concept.
  • EXCLUSIVE "ANALYZE THE ISSUE" FEATURES TEST STUDENTS' UNDERSTANDING OF PRINCIPLES. These challenging features follow each "You’re the Economist" and "Global Economics" insert. They are designed to check your students' understanding of how the content relates to practical economic concepts. Specific, thought-provoking questions prompt meaningful classroom discussions or may be assigned for homework. Corresponding answers appear in the Instructor's Manual.
  • CAUSATION CHAIN GAME HELPS STUDENTS VISUALIZE COMPLEX ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIPS. A favorite with instructors like you, Tucker's highly successful Causation Chains are included under many graphs throughout this edition. This learning device helps students visualize complex economic relationships using simple box diagrams that illustrate how one change causes another change. Each causation chain in the text has a corresponding animated Causation Chain Game online within MindTap. This game makes it fun to learn and easy to succeed.

Table of Contents

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1. Introducing the Economic Way of Thinking.
Appendix 1: Applying Graphs to Economics.
2. Production Possibilities, Opportunity Cost, and Economic Growth.
3. Market Demand and Supply.
4. Markets in Action.
Appendix 4: Applying Supply and Demand Analysis to Health Care.
5. Price Elasticity of Demand.
6. Production Costs.
7. Perfect Competition.
8. Monopoly.
9. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly.
10. Labor Markets and Income Distribution.
11. Gross Domestic Product.
12. Business Cycles and Unemployment.
13. Inflation.
14. Aggregate Demand and Supply.
Appendix 14: The Self-Correcting Aggregate Demand and Supply Model.
15. Fiscal Policy.
16. The Public Sector.
17. Federal Deficits, Surpluses, and the National Debt.
18. Money and the Federal Reserve System.
19. Money Creation.
20. Monetary Policy.
Appendix 20: Policy Disputes Using the Self-Correcting Aggregate Demand and Supply Model.
21. International Trade and Finance.
22. Economies in Transition.
23. Growth and the Less-Developed Countries.
Appendix A: Answers to Odd-Numbered Study Questions and Problems.
Appendix B: Answers to Practice Quizzes.
Appendix C: Answers to Road Map Questions.

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