Foundations of Microeconomics – Michael Parkin, Robin Bade – 7th Edition


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  • I. Introduction
    1. Getting Started
    2. The U.S. and Global Economies
    3. The Economic Problem
    4. Demand and Supply

    II. A Closer Look at Markets
    5. Elasticities of Demand and Supply
    6. Efficiency and Fairness of Markets

    III. How Governments Influence the Economy
    7. Government Actions in Markets
    8. Taxes
    9. Global Markets in Action

    IV. Market Failure and Public Policy
    10. Externalities
    11. Public Goods and Common Resources
    12. Markets with Private Information

    V. A Closer Look at Decision Makers
    13. Consumer Choice and Demand
    14. Production and Cost

    VI. Prices, Profits, and Industry Performance
    15. Perfect Competition
    16. Monopoly
    17. Monopolistic Competition
    18. Oligopoly

    VII. Incomes and Inequality
    19. Markets for Factors of Production
    20. Economic Inequality
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