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Economics: Principles in Action

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ISBN-10: 0131334832
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Arthur O'Sullivan is a professor of economics at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. After receiving his B.S. in economics at the University of Oregon, he spent two years in the Peace Corps, working with city planners in the Philippines. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1981 and has taught at the University of California, Davis, and Oregon State University, winning several teaching awards at both schools. He recently accepted an endowed professorship at Lewis and Clark College, where he teaches microeconomics and urban economics. He is the author of the best-selling textbook, "Urban Economic"s, currently in its sixth edition. Professor O'Sullivan's research explores economic issues concerning urban land use, environmental protection, and public policy. His articles have appeared in many economics journals, including the" Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, National Tax Journal, Journal of Public Economics, "and" Journal of Law and Economics." Professor O'Sullivan lives with his family in Lake Oswego, Oregon. For recreation, he enjoys hiking, boogie-boarding, paragliding, and squash. Steven M. Sheffrin is dean of the division of social sciences and professor of economics at the University of California, Davis. He has been a visiting professor at Princeton University, Oxford University, and the London School of Economics and has served as a financial economist with the Office of Tax Analysis of the United States Department of Treasury. He has been on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, since 1976 and has served as the chairman of the department of economics. He received his B.A. fromWesleyan University and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Sheffrin is the author of 10 other books and monographs and over 100 articles in the fields of macroeconomics, public finance, and international economics. His most recent books include "Rational Expectations" (second edition) and "Property Taxes and Tax Revolts: The Legacy of Proposition 13" (with Arthur O'Sullivan and Terri Sexton). Professor Sheffrin has taught macroeconomics at all levels, from large introduction to principles classes (enrollments of 400) to graduate classes for doctoral students. He is the recipient of the Thomas Mayer Distinguished Teaching Award in economics. He lives with his wife Anjali (also an economist) in Davis, California, and has two daughters who have studied economics. In addition to a passion for current affairs and travel, he plays a tough game of tennis. Stephen Perez is chair of the economics department at California State University, Sacramento. After receiving his B.A. in economics at the University of California, San Diego, he received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Davis, in 1994. He taught economics at Virginia Commonwealth University and Washington State University before coming to California State University, Sacramento, in 2001. He teaches macroeconomics at all levels as well as econometrics, sports economics, labor economics, and mathematics for economists.
Professor Perez's research explores most macroeconomic topics. In particular, he is interested in evaluating the ability of econometric techniques to discover the truth, issues of causality in macroeconomics, and sports economics. His articles haveappeared in many economics journals, including the "Journal of Monetary Economics," "Econometrics Journal," "Economics Letters," "Journal of Economic Methodology," "Public Finance and Management," "Journal of Economics and Business," "Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics," "Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Applied Economics," and "Journal of Macroeconomics." --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall (November 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131334832
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131334830
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.1 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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So far looks better than what I had in high school (90's). About to put my senior through this. There is a workbook that goes alone with it and lots of online resources in the book. There is also chapter tests and section tests that can be taken on line (there is a web sight and code to enter after each section and chapter) and then scored instantly.
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Nice high school econ book. I have read a few econ books college level and high school. This one follows college level format, but with out the technicalities of a college level course, so it works very good as an intro to econ for highschool kids. As a college level book, I would not recommend it, because it lacks the mathimatical compoment required for college level econ.
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This was purchased for a lost school text book replacement.

I had to find the seller off line and confirm the isbn #s,publication year, and the color of the cover. There are quite a few editions and even revisions within same publication year as well as by state & teacher editions.

The publisher used the same front cover with color variations for multiple publication dates making finding the book by looks and year published (see above) a challenge as many vendors use stock photos.

I finally got the version I was looking for but had to purchase a wrong book first (it was listed by wrong isbn-there are two). Was never able to find out how to contact sellers on Amazon to ask questions but many use the same handle off site and even sell books on multiple sites making them easy to locate. I returned to Amazon to make the purchase after confirming the book info via email.

Just a warning so you don't have to jump through too many hoops to get your book.
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really good book for basic economics knowledge, everything is well written and explained. I am first year into international baccalaureate
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Although my son decided not to take this class after all, the book came as in nearly new condition. No highlighting, no torn pages, no dirt. Perfect condition. Hope to sell back for close to buying price!
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This book is in good condition and the information is presented well for the intended audience. I needed it quickly at a good price, and both requirements were well fulfilled. I have found a few errors so far, but they are minor and do the subject matter no harm.
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Worked for my daughter. It was the book she needed for class because the one they gave her was electronic. She had to use her iPad to view it.
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Yeah, this is not the version of the book I need. I have to jump through several more hoops before my vision impaired son will be able to use it. Not the vendor's fault, it's the publishers. Last year we were able to get his History book CD rom cheaply on Amazon and it worked perfectly so we thought it was worth a try. Apparently the publishers are getting stingier and stingier, and make it more and more difficult to purchase a "commercial e-version" of a book that is compatible with the software that vision impaired people use to have access to the curriculum. What we need is an AIM (accessible instructional materials) CD rom of the book, so that my son can use it with his e-reader software (WYNN or Kurzweil). The other book I bought doesn't work either. By law, we are supposed to be provided with this material free, but in the six years we have been using this software, we have never found someone from the school district who has any clue what we are talking about, so it is easier to just try and buy it ourselves. Didn't work this time.
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