Microeconomics, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Robert Pindyck / Daniel Rubinfeld  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
9
Language
English
Total pages
784
Pub.-date
September 2017
ISBN13
9781292213316
ISBN
1292213310
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Description

For Intermediate Microeconomics courses.

 

Microeconomics and its role in decision making and public policy

Microeconomics exposes students to topics that play a central role in microeconomics. From game theory and competitive strategy, to the roles of uncertainty and information, and the analysis of pricing by firms with market power, the text helps students understand what’s going on in the world of business. It also shows students how microeconomics can be used as a practical tool for decision-making and for designing and understanding public policy. The Ninth EditionGlobal Edition, further illustrates microeconomics’ relevance and usefulness with new coverage and examples, and an improved exposition that is clear and accessible as well as lively and engaging. With Microeconomics, readers will be able to fully appreciate how a modern economy functions.

 

Pearson MyLabTM Economics not included. Students, if Pearson MyLab Economics is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. Pearson MyLab Economics should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson rep for more information.

 

Pearson MyLabTM Economics is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Features

Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content, which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 An applied approach to micro

· UPDATED! and NEW! Examples. This text incorporates over 100 real-world examples into the flow of the text (rather than as segregated boxed features) to highlight the application of microeconomics to real managerial and public policy decisions. New and updated examples include:

o Taxicab markets that include the entry of “ride-share” services like Uber and Lyft (Chapters 9 and 13).

o Tesla’s new battery factory (its “Gigafactory”), and how scale economies will reduce the cost of batteries for electric cars (Chapter 7).

o A merger policy (Chapter 10) and Auto Parts Cartel (Chapter 12).

o The pricing of this textbook (Chapters 1 and 12).

o Consumers’ use of credit card debt (and apparent willingness to pay extremely high interest rates), and their decisions to join and use health clubs (Chapter 19).

· Key terms are defined in margins throughout the book and in the glossary. Concept links are also included in margins to promote awareness of an idea previously introduced in the text. 

 Provide engaging and up-to-date content

· NEW! Chapter on behavioral economics incorporates findings from psychology into descriptions of how consumers and firms make decisions, so that students can see how real-world consumers and firms behave (Chapter 19).

· Coverage of the latest issues in microeconomics is included:

o   Speculative demand and network externalities (Chapter 4).

o   Bubbles and informational cascades, along with examples showing applications to housing markets and the financial crisis (Chapter 5).

o   Core material on production and cost (Chapters 7 and 8).

o   General equilibrium and economic efficiency (Chapter 16).

o   Environmental economics (a very hot topic in this course) (Chapter 18).

·    Have flexibility in course design

o The flexible structure of chapters allows professors to “pick and choose” what content to use to tailor their instruction based on course objectives.

o A complete suite of instructor supplements is available, including an Instructor’s Manual, Test Item File, PowerPoint lecture slides, and Study Guide.

 MyLabTM Economics not included. Students, if MyLab Economics is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab Economics should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

· NEW! Math Review Exercises. MyLabTM Economics now offers a rich array of assignable and auto-graded exercises covering fundamental math concepts geared specifically to principles and intermediate economics students. Aimed at increasing student confidence and success, our new math skills review Chapter R is accessible from the assignment manager and contains over 150 graphing, algebra, and calculus exercises for homework, quiz, and test use. Offering economics students warm-up math assignments, math remediation, or math exercises as part of any content assignment has never been easier!

· Videos. Approximately two- or three-minutes in length, each video depicts the author explaining the key point of the Making the Connection feature and includes engaging visuals, such as new photos or graphs, that are not included in the main book. These videos summarize key content and bring applications of concepts to life. Each video is paired with one or more exercises that help test students’ understanding of these key applications. Available for select titles.

· Concept Checks at the end of each section act as “speed bumps” that encourage students to stop and check their understanding of fundamental terms and concepts before moving on to the next section. Consisting of a few multiple-choice, true/false, or fill-in-the-blank questions, they help students assess their progress on a section-by-section basis, so they can better prepare for homework, quizzes, and exams.

· UPDATED! Animated Graphs in MyLab Economics accompany many of the key graphs and figures in the text, and have been updated with real-time data from FRED™ (Federal Reserve Economic Data)--a comprehensive, up-to-date data set maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Students can display a pop-up graph that shows new data plotted in the graph, to better understand how to work with data and understand how including new data affects graphs. More dynamic than graphs on a printed page, these animated ones help students understand shifts in curves, movements along curves, and changes in equilibrium values.

· Question Help. MyLab Economics homework and practice questions are correlated to the textbook, they generate algorithmically to give students unlimited opportunity for practice and mastery, and they offer helpful feedback when students enter incorrect answers. Questions include guided solutions, real-time data exercises, Current News exercises and other multimedia assets for extra help at point-of-use.

· Experiments in MyLab Economics are a fun and engaging way to promote active learning and mastery of important economic concepts. Pearson’s Experiments program is flexible and easy for instructors and students to use. Single-player experiments allow your students to play against virtual players from anywhere at any time so long as they have an Internet connection. Multiplayer experiments allow you to assign and manage a real-time experiment with your class. Pre- and post-questions for each experiment are available for assignment in MyLab.

· Digital Interactives. Economic principles are not static ideas, and learning them shouldn’t be either! Digital Interactives are dynamic and engaging assessment activities that promote critical thinking and application of key economic principles. Each Digital Interactive has 3-5 progressive levels and requires approximately 20 minutes to explore, apply, compare, and analyze each topic. Many Digital Interactives include real-time data from FRED allowing professors and students to display, in graph and table form, up-to-the-minute data on key macro variables. Digital Interactives can be assigned and graded within MyLab Economics, or used as a lecture tool to encourage engagement, classroom conversation, and group work.

· Interactive Solved Problems. Each of the Solved Problems in the text is accompanied by a similar problem in MyLab Economics, so students can practice and build their problem-solving skills. These interactive tutorials help students learn to think like economists and apply basic problem-solving skills to homework, quizzes, and exams. The goal is for students to build skills they can use to analyze real-world economic issues they hear and read about in the news. Available for select titles.

· Personalized Learning. Not every student learns the same way or at the same rate. With the growing need for acceleration through many courses, it's more important than ever to meet students where they learn. Personalized learning in MyLab Economics gives you the flexibility to incorporate the approach that best suits of your course and your students.

· The Study Plan acts as a tutor, providing personalized recommendations for each of your students based on his or her ability to master the learning objectives in your course. This allows students to focus their study time by pinpointing the precise areas they need to review, and allowing them to use customized practice and learning aids—such as videos, tutorials, and more—to get them back on track. Using the report available in the Gradebook, you can then tailor course lectures to prioritize the content where students need the most support—offering you better insight into classroom and individual performance.

· Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers. NEW! Instructors can now remove questions from Dynamic Study Modules to better fit their course. Available for select titles.

· Gradebook. The online Gradebook automatically tracks your students' results on tests, homework, and practice exercises and gives you control over managing results and calculating grades. The Gradebook provides a number of flexible grading options, including exporting grades to a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. And, it lets you measure and document your students' learning outcomes.

· Reporting Dashboard. View, analyze, and report learning outcomes clearly and easily, and get the information you need to keep your students on track throughout the course, with the new Reporting Dashboard. Available via the MyLab Economics Gradebook and fully mobile-ready, the Reporting Dashboard presents student performance data at the class, section, and program levels in an accessible, visual manner.

· UPDATED! HTML5 Player. In addition to matching the Flash player’s support of Accessibility requirements, the HTML5 player has a new “Show Work” feature to allow students to enter text either from a keyboard or stylus and to draw freehand on different backgrounds, such as a coordinate graph, with multiple fonts and colors. Students can also continue to upload images such as phone-photos of handwritten work. Printing enhancements include:

o a more pen-and-paper-friendly layout of exercises

o the ability for instructors to choose whether to print the header; to include an honor statement; and to print with answers inline, after each question, or on a separate sheet

· Learning Management System (LMS) Integration. You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to MyLab Economics. Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS Gradebook. For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make

· Learning Catalytics™ helps you generate class discussion, customize your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. As a student response tool, Learning Catalytics uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking.

o NEW! Upload a full PowerPoint® deck for easy creation of slide questions.

o NEW! Team names are no longer case sensitive.

o Help your students develop critical thinking skills.

o Monitor responses to find out where your students are struggling.

o Rely on real-time data to adjust your teaching strategy.

o Automatically group students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning.

New to this Edition

New To This Edition

An applied approach to micro

· Examples. This text incorporates over 100 real-world examples into the flow of the text (rather than as segregated boxed features) to highlight the application of microeconomics to real managerial and public policy decisions. New and updated examples include:

o Taxicab markets that include the entry of “ride-share” services like Uber and Lyft (Chapters 9 and 13).

o Tesla’s new battery factory (its “Gigafactory”), and how scale economies will reduce the cost of batteries for electric cars (Chapter 7).

o A merger policy (Chapter 10) and Auto Parts Cartel (Chapter 12).

o The pricing of this textbook (Chapters 1 and 12).

o Consumers’ use of credit card debt (and apparent willingness to pay extremely high interest rates), and their decisions to join and use health clubs (Chapter 19).

 

Provide engaging and up-to-date content

· Chapter on behavioral economics incorporates findings from psychology into descriptions of how consumers and firms make decisions, so that students can see how real-world consumers and firms behave (Chapter 19).

 

 MyLabTM Economics not included. Students, if MyLab Economics is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab Economics should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

· Math Review Exercises. MyLab Economics now offers a rich array of assignable and auto-graded exercises covering fundamental math concepts geared specifically to principles and intermediate economics students. Aimed at increasing student confidence and success, our new math skills review Chapter R is accessible from the assignment manager and contains over 150 graphing, algebra, and calculus exercises for homework, quiz, and test use. Offering economics students warm-up math assignments, math remediation, or math exercises as part of any content assignment has never been easier!

· Animated Graphs in MyLab Economics accompany many of the key graphs and figures in the text, and have been updated with real-time data from FRED™ (Federal Reserve Economic Data)--a comprehensive, up-to-date data set maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Students can display a pop-up graph that shows new data plotted in the graph, to better understand how to work with data and understand how including new data affects graphs. More dynamic than graphs on a printed page, these animated ones help students understand shifts in curves, movements along curves, and changes in equilibrium values.

· HTML5 Player. In addition to matching the Flash player’s support of Accessibility requirements, the HTML5 player has a new “Show Work” feature to allow students to enter text either from a keyboard or stylus and to draw freehand on different backgrounds, such as a coordinate graph, with multiple fonts and colors. Students can also continue to upload images such as phone-photos of handwritten work. Printing enhancements include:

o  a more pen-and-paper-friendly layout of exercises

o  the ability for instructors to choose whether to print the header; to include an honor statement; and to print with answers inline, after each question, or on a separate sheet

Table of Contents

Part 1: INTRODUCTION: MARKETS AND PRICES

1. Preliminaries  

2. The Basics of Supply and Demand  

 

Part 2: PRODUCERS, CONSUMRS, AND COMPETITIVE MARKETS

3. Consumer Behavior

4. Individual and Market Demand

5. Uncertainty and Consumer Behavior

6. Production

7. The Cost of Production

8. Profit Maximization and Competitive Supply

9. The Analysis of Competitive Markets

 

Part 3: MARKET STRUCTURE AND COMPETITIVE STRATEGY

10. Market Power: Monopoly and Monopsony

11. Pricing with Market Power

12. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly

13. Game Theory and Competitive Strategy

14. Markets for Factor Inputs

15. Investment, Time, and Capital Markets

 

Part 4: INFORMATION, MARKET FAILURE, AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT

16. General Equilibrium and Economic Efficiency

17. Markets with Asymmetric Information

18. Externalities and Public Goods

19. Behavioral Economics

 

Appendix: The Basics of Regression

Answers to Selected Exercises