Brief Principles of Macroeconomics: Edition 7

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With its clear and engaging writing style, BRIEF PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, Seventh Edition, continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today. Mankiw emphasizes material that you are likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you are studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day.
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Cengage Learning
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Published on
Jan 1, 2014
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Pages
464
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ISBN
9781305161696
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Language
English
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Business & Economics / Economics / General
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Difiere del libro de G. Mankiw, Principios de Economía, publicado también por esta editorial, precisamente en su claro carácter aplicado al contexto europeo, así como en un análisis más profundo de cuestiones tanto microeconómicas como macroeconómicas y en la inclusión de nuevos temas, especialmente de macroeconomía, si bien el desarrollo de los contenidos se fundamenta en los principios de economía que justifican el título de esta otra obra.

Como especial novedad en esta edición se destaca:



• En respuesta a los comentarios recibidos por parte de estudiantes y profesores, la estructura de loscapítulos se ha adaptado a la organización de gran número de cursos europeos.
• Nuevos “Estudios de casos” y ejemplos a lo largo de la obra.
• Inclusión de temas relacion ados con:
— La Información y la economía de la conducta
— Los ciclos económicos
— Política de oferta
— La renta económica
• Inclusión a la fecha de su publicación de argumentos aparecidos sobre la crisis económica.




Economía es una lectura fundamental para estudiantes de primeros cursos de grado de Economía y cursos de máster y MBA que incorporen en su temario un componente de Economía.
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