Principles of Microeconomics

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This clearly written book offers concise, yet thorough coverage of current economic theories. Refreshing examples, engaging applications, and streamlined content simplify even the most advanced topics. MICROECONOMICS, 7th EDITION emphasizes the central idea of economics using real-world examples of how markets work, why markets are efficient when the incentives are right, and why they are inefficient when the incentives are wrong. Author, John B. Taylor, the former Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, provides unique insights into today's issues. This edition addresses the global financial challenges currently being faced, and recovery from these economic challenges. Updated graphs, figures, and popular learning features present the latest issues and data, including coverage of the Obama Administration Online learning tools, such as Aplia, the leading homework solution, is available as part of a complete supplement package to further ensure your understanding of economic developments as they happen.

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John B. Taylor, a highly regarded and widely honored figure, has earned numerous awards for both teaching and leadership in International Finance. Dr. Taylor is currently the Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, where he has received the Hoagland Prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching and Rhodes Prize for teaching introductory economics. Dr. Taylor was founding Director of the innovative Stanford Introductory Economics Center and has served as Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Since 1976, Dr. Taylor has worked in numerous government economic advisory roles. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Taylor served as Undersecretary of Treasury for International Affairs, where he developed and implemented U.S. international financial policy, including currencies; trade in financial services; foreign investment, international debt; and reform of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and other international financial institutions. Dr. Taylor was awarded the Medal of the Republic of Uruguay for his work in resolving the 2002 financial crisis. He was awarded the Treasury Distinguished Service Award for designing and implementing the financial reconstruction plan in Iraq and was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Award for his leadership in international finance. His accomplishments include helping to assemble an international coalition to freeze terrorist assets, expediting Afghanistan's economic reconstruction, creating a new currency and central bank in Iraq, forging an international agreement to reduce Iraq's debt by 80 percent, and creating a new economic engagement with Broader Middle East and North African countries. Taylor received his B.A. in Economics summa cum laude from Princeton University and Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

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