21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook by Rhona C. Free , ISBN-13: 978-1412961424
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Series: 21st Century Reference
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 1 edition (May 14, 2010)
Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance.
Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is a must-have reference resource.
– Provides highly readable summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics, helpful for students trying to get a “big picture” sense of the field
– Includes introductions to relevant theory as well as empirical evidence, useful for readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well for students embarking on research projects
– Features chapters focused on cutting-edge topics with appeal for economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas as well as new approaches
– Presents models in graphical format and summarizes empirical evidence in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics, so as to maximize accessibility to students
About the Author
Rhona C. Free (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is a Professor of Economics at Eastern Connecticut State University. Her primary teaching responsibilities are in the areas of labor and political economics. She was honored in 2004 as a Professor of the Year National Winner from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She was a founding board member of a statewide organization devoted to excellence in teaching (Connecticut Consortium for Learning and Teaching) and another focused on service learning (Connecticut Campus Compact). Dr. Free has been instrumental in the development of several of Eastern Connecticut State University’s most innovative and successful programs, including efforts to improve academic advising and freshman orientation. In 2001, she received ECSU’s Distinguished Faculty Member Award. She is the author of textbook supplements and a consultant in the development of texts on the principles of economics and has presented on such topics as teaching with technology, introductory economics as a vehicle for freshman retention, and accommodating students with learning disabilities.
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