Shows what is happening in US economics PhD programs. By examining these programs, this book offers a view of economics. It also shows how much - and in what ways - the field has changed over the years. It includes interviews with students that describe what they think of their field and what graduate economics education is really like.
This volume is an excellent outcome of an American Economic Association Committee for Economic Education project aimed at advancing the teaching of economics within a liberal arts context. Dave Colander and KimMarie McGoldrick assembled a most able panel of contributors for this effort that includes dialogue on what should be taught, how it should be taught, and how that teaching and learning should be assessed and rewarded. To the editors credit, they have not attempted to dictate policy but to stimulate debate on the topics. This volume is a must read for anyone seriously interested in the teaching of economics at the tertiary level. William E. Becker, Indiana University, Bloomington, US T...
Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society 16e approaches social science from a common-sense perspective, rather than from a conventional social science angle. Readers will see how seemingly diverse disciplines intermingle – anthropology and economics, for example. The goal of the book is to teach students critical thought and problem solving skills that will allow them to approach social issues in an unbiased manner. New to this edition are significant updates on: Race and the police More comparison/contrasts of deviance and criminality Alternative pathways in criminal justice new technology such as self-driving cars Gay marriage American political dynasties Refugee and immigration issues in Europe & globally American political dynasties China’s growing power New trade initiatives "States" in the Middle East Nuclear arms control Expanded web-based ancillaries for students and teachers
Written in an informal colloquial style, this student-friendly Principles of Macroeconomics textbook does not sacrifice intellectual depth in its quest for accessibility. The authorâ€™s primary concern is to instill â€œeconomic sensibilityâ€ in the student. Colander emphasizes the intellectual and historical context to which the economic models are applied. The seventh edition has been significantly revised to make it simpler, shorter, more organized and more applicable to the real world.
Written by David Colander, Jenifer Gamber, and Douglas Copeland, the 6th Edition Study Guide combines the best of the previous edition’s workbook and study guide. It is designed for courses that emphasize basic knowledge of text material. A preface helps students prepare effectively for exams using the text, lecture notes, and the study guide. For each text chapter, this comprehensive learning resource includes Chapter at a Glance, Matching Terms and Concepts, Problems and Exercises, and Short Answer and Multiple Choice Questions with Answers to reinforce both text content and classroom lectures. Five pre-tests test knowledge of groups of related chapters.
The integrated solutions for Colander’s Economics 9e have been specifically designed to help today’s students succeed in the principles of economics course. Colander’s trademark colloquial approach focuses on modern economics, institutions, history, and modeling, and is organized around learning objectives to make it easier for students to understand the material and for instructors to build assignments within Connect. McGraw-Hill’s adaptive learning component, LearnSmart, provides assignable modules that help students master core topics. Significant improvements in pedagogy such as reworked end-of-chapter problems, seamless integration within the Connect eBook, and instant feedback on assignments will engage students in the ninth edition like never before and instill the “economic sensibility” necessary to apply economic concepts to the real world. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.
An exploration of the macroeconomic aspects of economic growth, business cycles, and monetary and trade policy "Macroeconomics" explains how recent tax cuts have combined with the war on terrorism and slow economic growth to contribute to increasing budget deficits. Also included are discussions of international trade policy, comparative advantage, and outsourcing, as well as valuable Web access to more than 250 minutes of new videos from Paul Solman of the " Lehrer NewsHour."
The book is fascinating to read not only by someone like me who is not really an economist, but has been close to the field and has been teaching students of economics for a long time, but mainly by policymakers both in the field of higher education and in other fields like business where the larger aspects of societal changes are more and more apparent. The book is even more worth-reading to an audience of economics professors, researchers, students and particularly policymakers who are waiting for input from economic higher education. . . Mariana Nicolae, Journal of Philosophical Economics In this captivating volume, David Colander scrutinizes economics in Europe, which is currently underg...