Introductions to Microeconomics


Available January 2018!

Microeconomics is a one-semester product that introduces students to the core concepts and tools that are standard in economics. It features a panel of leading experts that explain economic principles in compelling ways and with meaningful, real-world examples.

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Abridged Table of Contents

  1. Trade and Comparative Advantage – Guest Lecturer Art Carden, Ph.D
  2. Changes in Supply and Demand
  3. The Invisible Hand – Guest Lecturer Michael C. Munger, Ph.D.
  4. Costs
  5. Marginal Decision Making – Guest Lecturer Russell S. Sobel, Ph.D.
  6. Property:  Land, Labor & Capital – Guest Lecturer Russell S. Sobel, Ph.D.
  7. Production and the Firm
  8. Organizations and Markets
  9. The Entrepreneur – Guest Lecturer Per Bylund, Ph.D. and Vance Fried, Ph.D.
  10. Imperfect Markets –  John V. Winters, Ph.D.
  11. Regulations:  Moral and Social Order –  Tyler A Watts, Ph.D.
  12. Investing
  13. Transaction Costs and Information Problems
  14. Monopolies and Cartels
  15. Selflessness, Self Interest, and Self-Sacrifice – James Otteson, Ph.D.
  16. Economic Liberty
  17. Human Action and Scarcity of Choice
  18. Tax and Subsidies
  19. Limits of Economic Thinking
  20. Externalities – Guest Lecturer, Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D.
  21. Social Entrepreneur
  22. Everyday Political Economy – Guest Lecturer, Peter J. Boettke, Ph.D.
  23. Comparative Political Economy – Guest Lecturer, William English, Ph.D.
  24. Socialism – Guest Lecturer Peter J. Boettke, Ph.D.
  25. Political Entrepreneurship – Guest Lecturer Michael C. Munger, Ph.D.
  26. Market Failure and Government Failure – Guest Lecturer, Michael C. Munger, Ph.D.
  27. Property Rights and the Rules of Law
  28. Regulation:  The Seen, Unseen and Unrealized
  29. Regulation of Networks and Natural Monopolies
  30. Marketplace Ethics
  31. Economic Justice – Guest Lecturer William English, Ph.D.
  32. Labor and Unemployment
  • Clear lesson introductions that introduce important concepts in Economics and tie in real-life examples that emphasize the relevance of economic thought and issues in students’ lives
  • Lesson content designed to help the students build a strong, conceptual understanding of micro-economic principles
  • Engaging and informative video overviews in each lesson to provide students context for the information presented
  • Engaging journaling activities for personal engagement and/or instructor evaluation
  • Stackable Lessons™ technology for course flexibility and improved concept coverage
  • Integrated literacies and competencies with each lesson
  • Printable versions for each lesson to support study preferences and offline access
  • Dynamic study tools, including, glossary, customizable toolbox, notes, and journal
  • The topics lessons delve in depth into the moralities of the marketplace

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-Assistance with content curation and mediabook customization

-Onboarding support for faculty and students

-Responsive support throughout the semester to ensure teaching and learning success



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