William A. McEachern Contemporary Economics

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Contemporary Economics

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Contemporary Economics provides solid coverage of fundamental economic topics. Concentrating on the NCEE (National Council on Economic Education) standards, the text moves students from the basic question of "What Is Economics?" through clear and visual explanations of demand, supply, market equilibrium, decision making, market institutions, the national economy, government's role, public policy, and the international economy. This brand new high school instructional package combines comprehensive economic content, sound instructional design, and extensive print and media teaching tools. A wealth of print, video, electronic, and online resources make it simple to address varied learning styles, use formal and informal assessment, and integrate technology where it makes sense to you. Take a tour of the online resources available at the Xtra! Web Site by visiting http://econxtra.swlearning.com. Excellent features allow students to learn economics by experiencing economics.

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Dr. William A. McEachern began teaching large sections of economic principles shortly after joining the University of Connecticut. Several years later he began offering teaching workshops around the country. The University of Connecticut Alumni Association conferred on him its Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000. He earlier won the Association's award for Distinguished Public Service. Dr. McEachern has published books and monographs on public finance, public policy, and industrial organization, including MANAGERIAL CONTROL AND PERFORMANCE (D.C. Heath and Company). His research has also appeared in edited volumes, such as READINGS IN PUBLIC CHOICE ECONOMICS (University of Michigan Press), INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK ON TEACHING AND LEARNING ECONOMICS (Edward Elgar Publishing), and RETHINKING ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES (Irwin Publishing), He has also published in a variety of refereed journals, including Economic Inquiry, National Tax Journal, Quarterly Review of Economic and Business, Journal of Industrial Economics, Kyklos, Econ Journal Watch, and Public Choice. His principles of economics textbooks have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Bahasa Indonesia, and have been adapted for Australia and for India. He is the founding editor of THE TEACHING ECONOMIST, a newsletter that for a quarter of a century has focused on teaching economics at the college level. Dr. McEachern has advised federal, state, and local governments on policy matters and has been quoted in media such as the New York Times, Times of London, Wall Street Journal USA Today and Reader's Digest. He, earned an undergraduate degree with honors from College of the Holy Cross, served three years as a U.S. Army officer, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia.

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Exceptional text! Very good use of events from the real world, which will engage students.

We need teaching tools that help us better educate and keep us with the changing times... Contemporary Economics delivers.

South-Western's comprehensive coverage of the national standards is combined with many other great qualities of the package: web-based resources, history connections, activities and projects, personal finance topics, video, technology-based teaching tools, and much more.

A success!... [Contemporary Economics] has the ability to capture the interest of students--that is the most difficult part of teaching economics.

The Span the Globe, Movers and Shakers, and Ethics in Action greatly enhance the text and bring focus to relating economics to real life situations.

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