Economics for Today,
10th Edition

Irvin B. Tucker

ISBN-13: 9781337613040 | ISBN-10: 1337613045

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 928 pages

List Price USD $249.95


The most reader-friendly economics approach available, ECONOMICS FOR TODAY, 10E by national award-winning educator Irvin Tucker presents macro and micro economic concepts using a writing style that is engaging and clear, no matter what your current level of economic understanding. A unique presentation and visual learning system, colorful graphs and Causation Chains further clarify important economic principles. The book concisely presents and reinforces core concepts, while online resources immediately facilitate assessment of understanding. You study the latest information on economic growth, income distribution, federal deficits, environmental issues, and other developments in economics today. The book's easy-to-follow format demonstrates how to apply principles to your everyday life, while numerous printed and digital study tools help you further master key current economic principles.

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Meet the Authors

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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.

  • THE LATEST INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS CORRESPOND SEAMLESSLY TO ONLINE HOMEWORK PROBLEMS. Your students can now learn from online feedback and digital instruction that incorporates an approach that is consistent with the narrative in the textbook.
  • IMPROVED TEST BANK ACCURATELY EVALUATES AND MEASURES STUDENT LEARNING. The author team has carefully assessed and improved this edition's Test Bank to ensure that it adequately covers the breadth and depth of concepts and that it properly gauges’ student mastery.
  • UPDATED FEATURES CONNECT CONCEPTS TO REAL WORLD CHALLENGES. The latest "You’re the Economist", "Global Economics", and "Checkpoint" features highlight the connections between key concepts introduced in the textbook and both real-world issues and problems that students encounter every day.
  • CAREFULLY REVIEWED AND MODIFIED HOMEWORK QUESTION, POWERED BY APLIA CORRESPOND SEAMLESSLY TO THE PRINTED BOOK'S CONTENT. The author has reviewed and revised all Aplia question sets to eliminate any potential disconnects between text content and the online test questions that are too often found in competing textbooks.
  • AUTHOR-WRITTEN INSTRUCTOR’S MANUAL PROVIDES VALUABLE COURSE ASSISTANCE. You find chapter outlines, instructional objectives, critical thinking/group discussion questions and hints for effective teaching within this manual. You can also easily locate answers to the Analyze the Issue questions, answers to even-numbered questions and problems, summary quizzes with answers and classroom games.
  • NEW SEAMLESS CONTENT FOR ONLINE GRAPHMASTER VIDEOS ENSURES A COHESIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE. Helpful online Graph Master Instructional Videos and all other online instructional content make certain that students understand key concepts. Digital support resources reinforce specific instruction in the printed text.
  • REVISED END-OF-CHAPTER SAMPLE QUIZZES BETTER REFLECT CHAPTER CONCEPTS. These helpful practice and study tools provide important review to prepare your students to succeed on tests.
  • 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.
  • ONLINE EXERCISES SPARK STUDENTS' EXCITEMENT ABOUT ECONOMIC RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET. Meaningful exercises for each chapter require students to access online economic data and answer questions related to the content of the chapter. All Internet exercises appear on the MindTap for Tucker accompanying website with direct links to the online addresses. With this time-saving help, students avoid the tedious and error-prone task that is link-pasting.
  • 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 in MindTap resources. Students simply click through these interactive exercises for fun review and hands-on learning. Answers to the questions are available on the Instructor's Resource Center.
  • CUSTOMIZATION CHOICES IN MINDTAP AND APLIA OFFER ULTIMATE TEACHING FLEXIBILITY. Chapters can be rearranged, online chapters can be customized in print, and you have the option to add any topic, including your own research and notes or specialized topics drawn from the Cengage 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.
  • LEADING APLIA DIGITAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ENCOURAGES INTERACTIVE LEARNING. Aplia offers comprehensive interactive economic problem sets, analyses, tutorials, experiments 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.
  • EXCLUSIVE "ANALYZE THE ISSUE" FEATURES TEST STUDENTS' UNDERSTANDING OF PRINCIPLES. These challenging features follow each "You’re the Economist" or "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.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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

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Tucker's Digital Implementation Guide

This digital implementation guide will take you through the various realms of Tucker’s Economics course, materials, tools, and problems sets that are offered digitally in order to successfully teach economics and take students through concepts to a comprehensive understanding of the various elements that comprise the subject matter including Microeconomic and Macroeconomic elements.

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