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How Economists Think [electronic resource]

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Provides an economist's perspective on everyday transactions. Explores the four cornerstones of economic thought: everything has a cost, tradeoffs are necessary, incentives matter, and voluntary trade creates value.
Online
2002
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Why Markets Work [electronic resource]

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Employs market simulations and exercises to illustrate key concepts of the market, the foundation of economic activity. Special emphasis is given to the interplay of supply and demand. Shows how supply and demand affects prices, and how prices can work as incentives for consumers and producers.
Online
2002
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The Government's Hand [electronic resource]

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Explores government intervention in the free market, with price ceilings (such as rent control), price floors (minimum wage), and social welfare programs. When the government's hand produces surprising or unintended outcomes, economists need to consider the incentives offered, how others will react, and what the inevitable tradeoffs will be.
Online
2002
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Learning, Earning, and Saving [electronic resource]

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Covers basic personal finance, showing how to arm students with sound, practical advice to formulate and reach their own financial goals. Reveals the truth about millionaires, the power of compound interest, and how investment in education pays off. A stock market simulation illustrates investment concepts.
Online
2002
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Trading Globally [electronic resource]

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Explores the global economy, explaining why and how nations trade with one another. Introduces some of the major players in the international market and identifies the unintended consequences of protectionism. Topics include where goods come from, absolute and comparative advantage, economies of scale, and international trade organizations and alliances.
Online
2002
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The Building Blocks of Macroeconomics [electronic resource]

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Introduces macroeconomics, which involves the economy as a whole, including inflation, recession, unemployment, economic growth, and gross domestic product (GDP). Lectures, simulations, and exercises help explain these great forces and show how they fluctuate.
Online
2002
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Monetary and Fiscal Policy [electronic resource]

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Explains how the government controls demand with fiscal and monetary policy. Shows how these policy tools are developed and how they work in practice.
Online
2002
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Growth and Entrepreneurship [electronic resource]

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Explores how innovation and entrepreneurship can flourish in and enliven a free-market economy. Explains what entrepreneurs do, and what makes countries richer over time. Also discusses the tradeoff for innovation.
Online
2002