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By N. Gregory Mankiw

Rules OF MACROECONOMICS is still the most well-liked and everyday textual content in economics study rooms this present day. The 5th version includes a robust revision of content material in all 36 chapters whereas holding the transparent, obtainable writing kind and distinctive presentation which are the hallmark of this hugely revered writer. Dozens of recent functions emphasize the real-world relevance of economics for today's scholars via attention-grabbing information articles, real looking case stories, and interesting difficulties. the hot version additionally positive factors an increased instructor's source package deal designed to aid in path making plans and lecture room presentation, in addition to complete integration of content material with Aplia. "I have attempted to place myself within the place of somebody seeing economics for the 1st time. My objective is to stress the fabric that scholars may still and do locate attention-grabbing in regards to the research of the economy."--N. Gregory Mankiw.

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2. What is the opportunity cost of seeing a movie? 3. Water is necessary for life. Is the marginal benefit of a glass of water large or small? 4. Why should policymakers think about incentives? 5. Why isn’t trade among countries like a game with some winners and some losers? 6. What does the “invisible hand” of the marketplace do? 7. Explain the two main causes of market failure and give an example of each. 8. Why is productivity important? 9. What is inflation and what causes it? 10. How are inflation and unemployment related in the short run?

In the coming chapters, you will encounter many new terms and some familiar words that economists use in specialized ways. At first, this new language may seem needlessly arcane. But as you will see, its value lies in its ability to provide you with a new and useful way of thinking about the world in which you live. The purpose of this book is to help you learn the economist’s way of thinking. Just as you cannot become a mathematician, psychologist, or lawyer overnight, learning to think like an economist will take some time.

If so, do them. If not, do them anyway. The more you use your new knowledge, the more solid it becomes. Go online. The publisher of this book maintains an extensive website to help you in your study of economics. It includes additional examples, applications, and problems, as well as quizzes so you can test yourself. Check it out. com/economics/mankiw. Study in groups. After you’ve read the book and worked problems on your own, get together with classmates to discuss the material. You will learn from each other—an example of the gains from trade.

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