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This text is distinguished by a superior writing style that draws upon common student experiences to introduce economic concepts, making economic theory easily accessible, interesting, and understandable. Case Studies and numerous examples take advantage of students' intuitive knowledge of economics, building upon real-life situations. A streamlined design places pedagogy and illustrations directly within the flow of the text, making it less distracting and more useful for students. A fully integrated Internet strategy sets this text apart by including relevant Web addresses and exercises directly in the text and on a dedicated Web page. These Internet materials complement the real-world focus of this text, encouraging students to explore and apply extensions of the chapter material to real economic events and data. Also available in macro and micro paperback splits.
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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.Review:
My appreciation of his book is considerable. The quality of the writing is generally superb, and the balance with which the author presents controversial material is admirable.
I like the level and the way in which all the material is presented. The graphs are very clear and the supporting data is displayed in a very readable style. Overall-a great text.
I found the author's writing style engaging and comfortable. I think the examples used will connect with principles students. The case studies in each chapter I read were interesting, enlightening, and concise.
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Book Description South-Western Pub, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. 4th. Seller Inventory # DADAX0538855142