Offering a unique blend of solid theoretical content and student accessibility, this text: 1) covers all the basics of macroeconomics, 2) gives students a clear idea of how economists think about the world, 3) stresses the key concepts in economics, and 4) is extremely rich in intriguing applications that convey the prevalence of economics in everyday life. Many principles instructors are constantly challenged with the goal of getting students excited about realization that economics is everywhere! Arnold has taken this to another level. He is so passionate about touching his students that he felt the need to write a Macroeconomics text that is dedicated to opening the science of economics through the pictures and applications of our lives. Arnold is considered the most innovative author in this market to meet the fast pace interests of both instructors and students. His five themes of Theory and Model building, Key Concepts, Primary and Secondary Consequences, Real-World Applications, and the idea that Economics is about gifts, exchanges, and transfers, set the tone for a teaching text that is extremely approachable by instructors and students.
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Roger A. Arnold is Professor of Economics at California State University San Marcos, where his fields of specialization include general microeconomic theory and monetary theory. A widely respected authority on economic issues, Dr. Arnold is regularly featured on talk radio to discuss the state of the economy. He is also a proven author who has written numerous academic articles, hundreds of newspaper columns, as well as the popular Economics In Our Times textbook and principles of economics supplementary text How to Think Like an Economist. Dr. Arnold has been a member of the economics faculty at California State University Northridge, University of Oklahoma, Hillsdale College, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and California State University San Marcos. He served as chair of the economics department for two years at University of Nevada Las Vegas and for seven years at California State University San Marcos. During his tenure at UNLV he was regularly one of the top five finalists for the teacher of the year honor (in the College of Business and Economics), and in 1987 he received the best researcher of the year award. Dr. Arnold earned a B.S. in economics in 1974 from the University of Birmingham in England and received his M.A. in 1976 and his Ph.D. in 1979 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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