Econversations: Today's Students Discuss Today's Issues
A supplementary text for principles of economics courses.
Students' burning questions about the economy, tied together in a discussion-provoking text.
Econversations: Today's Students Discuss Today's Issues–a book for students, by students–contains short chapters, covering the topics you’d find in the average economics principles textbook. These topics, however, are approached from a more accessible perspective–the perspective of students themselves. The goal of this text is to spark students’ interest in these topics and start conversations that will unearth new solutions to old problems, helping students see they really can make a difference in the world of economics.
Economics of Public Issues
For principles of economics, public policy, and social issues courses.
Brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussions
The Economics of Public Issues is a collection of brief, relevant readings that spark independent thinking and classroom discussion in principles of economics and social issues. The 20th Edition encourages students to apply theoretical discussions to today’s important issues to gain a deeper understanding of current microeconomic policy concerns.
Spark interest. This book focuses on the economics topics that interest students and invites them to apply the analytic tools they’re learning to relevant and important current issues.
Cover the topics in any order. While the order of the chapters often follows that of a standard survey textbook, each chapter was written to be freestanding and readable.
Highlight the important concepts. The Table of Contents in this text lists the five most important economic concepts readers will encounter in each chapter. These highlights are repeated at the beginning of each chapter so students are reminded of how they relate to key economic tools. Instructors can scan these lists of highlights and quickly assess how and where each chapter fits into a particular course.
Go beyond the material. The students who helped write this text didn’t expect all readers to agree with their take on the crucial issues, which is why all chapters include a section titled Read On/Join Up. In these sections, the student authors recommend readings that provide contrary points of view and information that provides more in-depth, detailed analysis than the chapters allow.
Ask the right questions. Each chapter ends with a handful of questions that will help readers review the key concepts employed, think critically about the authors’ arguments, and apply the tools to additional issues.
Economics of Public Issues
Spark independent thinking and classroom discussion