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This text conveys the principles of microeconomics in a conversational style through a series of extended examples that students should relate and respond to. Students are discouraged from simply memorizing facts and are engaged in active learning. The book maintains a focus on presenting basic concepts in depth and developing the analysis step-by-step, rather than covering hundreds of topics superficially.
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Fred M. Gottheil is a professor economics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He came to Illinois in 1960 planning to spend one year before returning to his native Canada. But he fell in love with the campus the community and the Midwest and has been at Illinois ever since. He earned his undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal Canada and his Ph.D. at Duke University. His primary teaching is the principles of economics and on occasion he has taught the histroy of economic thought Marxian economics and the economics of the Middle East. He is the author of Marx's Economic Predictions and numerous articles that have appeared in scholarly journals among them the American Economic Review the Canadian Journal of Economics the Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics and the Middle East Reviews. He has also contributed articles to several edited books on the Middle East. Although he enjoys research his labor of love is teaching the principles course. His classes have been as large as 1 800 students. He has won the department's annual excellence-in-teaching award in economics 12 times during the past dozen years and along with his college and university-wide teaching awards holds the distinction of having won the most teaching awards on the Urbana campus. Aside from his research and publications as a professor of economics Professor Gottheil is also the university's medical faculty co-teaching the College of Medicine's course on medicine and society. As well he is director of the University of Illinois's Center of Economic Education. In this capacity he organizes and team-teaches minicourses and workshops on the principles of economics. He was a White House consultant on the Middle East during the Carter Administration and offered expert testimony to several congressional committees. Professor Gottheil was a visiting professor at Northwester University and at a Hebrew University in Jerusalem Israel.
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Book Description South-Western Pub, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. 2 Sub. Seller Inventory # DADAX0538868201
Book Description South-Western Pub, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0538868201