Search Resources

97 Results

View
Selected filters:
  • Economics
Boundless Economics
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating

This catalog contains educational content originally curated by Boundless. In collaboration with the Boundless team, Lumen Learning imported these OER courses to the Lumen Platform, to ensure they remain freely available to the education community after Boundless ceased operations. Lumen maintains the Boundless content in the same condition it was provided to us. Courses may contain issues with formatting, accessibility, and the degree to which content remains current, accurate, and complete.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Economics – Theory Through Applications
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This textbook, Economics: Theory Through Applications, centers around student needs and expectations through two premises: … Students are motivated to study economics if they see that it relates to their own lives. … Students learn best from an inductive approach, in which they are first confronted with a problem, and then led through the process of solving that problem.

Many books claim to present economics in a way that is digestible for students; Russell and Andrew have truly created one from scratch. This textbook will assist you in increasing students’ economic literacy both by developing their aptitude for economic thinking and by presenting key insights about economics that every educated individual should know.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Russell Cooper, Andrew John
Date Added:
04/27/2020
The Economics of Food and Agricultural Markets
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

The Economics of Food and Agricultural Markets is written for applied intermediate microeconomics courses. The book showcases the power of economic principles to explain and predict issues and current events in the food, agricultural, agribusiness, international trade, and natural resource sectors. The field of agricultural economics is relevant, important and interesting. The study of market structures, also called industrial organization, provides powerful, timely, and useful tools for any individual or group making personal choices, business decisions, or public policies in food and agriculture industries.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
New Prairie Press
Author:
Andrew Barkley
Date Added:
12/21/2016
Intermediate Microeconomics
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

Intermediate Microeconomics is a comprehensive microeconomic theory text that uses real world policy questions to motivate and illustrate the material in each chapter. Intermediate Microeconomics is an approachable yet rigorous textbook that covers the entire scope of traditional microeconomic theory and includes two mathematical approaches, allowing instructors to teach the material with or without calculus. With real-world policy topics as an entree into each subject, Intermediate Microeconomics will help students engage with the material and facilitate learning not only the concepts, but their importance and application as well.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Patrick M. Emerson
Date Added:
11/02/2021
Intermediate Microeconomics with Microsoft Excel - 2nd Edition
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating

This book is based on the idea that there is a particular framework used by economists to interpret observed reality. This framework has been called the economic way of thinking, the economic approach, and the method of economics.

This book is different from the many other books that attempt to teach microeconomics in three ways:

It explicitly applies the recipe of the economic approach in every example.
It uses concrete examples via Microsoft Excel in every application, which enables the reader to manipulate live graphs and learn numerical methods of optimization.
The majority of the content is in the Excel workbooks which the reader uses to create meaning.
You learn by doing, not by reading.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Humberto Barreto
Date Added:
11/03/2021
International Economics: Theory and Policy
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

International Economics: Theory and Policy is built on Steve Suranovic’s belief that students need to learn the theory and models to understand how economics works and how economists understand the world. And, that these ideas are accessible to most students if they are explained thoroughly.

So, if you are looking for an International Economics text that will prepare your PhD students while promoting serious comprehension for the non-economics major, Steve Suranovic’s International Economics: Theory and Policy is for you.

International Economics: Theory and Policy presents numerous models in some detail; not by employing advanced mathematics, but rather by walking students through a detailed description of how a model’s assumptions influence its conclusions. Then, students learn how the models connect with the real world.

Steve’s book covers positive economics to help answer the normative questions; for example, what should a country do about trade policy, or about exchange rate policy? The results from models give students insights that help us answer these questions. Thus, this text strives to explain why each model is interesting by connecting its results to some aspect of a current policy issue.

This text eliminates some needlessly difficult material while adding and elaborating on other principles. For example, the development of the relative supply/demand structure, or the presentation of offer curves, are omitted as to not go too deeply into topics that tend to confuse many students at this level.

Steve developed new approaches in this text including a simple way to present the Jones’ magnification effects, a systematic method to teach the theory of the second best, and a unique description of valid reasons to worry about trade deficits. These new approaches help students learn the concepts and models and derive conclusions from them.

If you like to take a comprehensive look at trade policies, be sure to check out the chapter on Trade Policy (7). It provides a comprehensive look at many more trade policies than are found in many of the printed textbooks on the market today.

International Economics: Theory and Policy by Steve Suranovic is intended for use in a full semester trade course, a full semester finance course, or a one semester trade/finance course.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Flat World Knowledge
Author:
Steve Suranovic
Date Added:
08/01/2010
International Trade: Theory and Policy
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

International Trade: Theory and Policy is built on Steve Suranovic's belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems. It is true what they say, that ”economists do it with models.“ That's because economic models provide insights about the world that are simply not obtainable solely by discussion of the issues. International Trade: Theory and Policy presents a variety of international trade models including the Ricardian model, the Heckscher-Ohlin model, and the monopolistic competition model. It includes trade policy analysis in both perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Steve Suranovic
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Introduction to Economic Analysis
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This book presents standard intermediate microeconomics material and some material that, in the authors' view, ought to be standard but is not. Introductory economics material is integrated. Standard mathematical tools, including calculus, are used throughout. The book easily serves as an intermediate microeconomics text, and can be used for a relatively sophisticated undergraduate who has not taken a basic university course in economics.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Preston McAfee
Tracy R Lewis
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Macroeconomics: Theory through Applications
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

ussell Cooper and Andrew John have written an economics text aimed directly at students from its very inception. You're thinking, ”Yeah, sure. I've heard that before.“

This textbook, Macroeconomics: Theory Through Applications, centers around student needs and expectations through two premises: … Students are motivated to study economics if they see that it relates to their own lives. … Students learn best from an inductive approach, in which they are first confronted with a problem, and then led through the process of solving that problem.

Many books claim to present economics in a way that is digestible for students; Russell and Andrew have truly created one from scratch. This textbook will assist you in increasing students' economic literacy both by developing their aptitude for economic thinking and by presenting key insights about economics that every educated individual should know.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Andrew John
Russell Cooper
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Microeconomics: Theory Through Applications
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

Russell Cooper and Andrew John have written an economics text aimed directly at students from its very inception. You're thinking, ”Yeah, sure. I've heard that before.“

This textbook, Microeconomics: Theory Through Applications, centers around student needs and expectations through two premises: … Students are motivated to study economics if they see that it relates to their own lives. … Students learn best from an inductive approach, in which they are first confronted with a problem, and then led through the process of solving that problem.

Many books claim to present economics in a way that is digestible for students; Russell and Andrew have truly created one from scratch. This textbook will assist you in increasing students' economic literacy both by developing their aptitude for economic thinking and by presenting key insights about economics that every educated individual should know.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Andrew John
Russell Cooper
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Principles of Economics
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

Principles of Economics covers scope and sequence requirements for a two-semester introductory economics course. The authors take a balanced approach to micro- and macroeconomics, to both Keynesian and classical views, and to the theory and application of economics concepts. The text also includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Openstax College
Author:
Amyaz Moledina
Andres Jauregui
Craig Richardson
Cynthia Gamez
Dan MacDonald
David Shapiro
Diane Keenan
Eric Dodge
Ralph Sonenshine
Steven Greenlaw
Timothy Taylor
Date Added:
01/02/2014
Principles of Economics
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

Flat World Knowledge is thrilled to publish a first edition re-launch of Tim Tregarthen’s acclaimed Principles of Economics book, and proud to bring Tim's remarkable talents as a teacher to future generations of students.In 1996, Tim published the first edition of his principles of economics textbook to great acclaim, and it became widely used in colleges around the country. That same year, MS made him wheelchair-bound. The disease forced his retirement from teaching at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1998. He lost the use of his arms in 2001 and has been quadriplegic ever since.Tim never let his disease get him down. In fact, he turned back to his love of writing and teaching for inspiration. He obtained a voice-activated computer, recruited a co-author, Libby Rittenberg of Colorado College, and turned his attention to revising his principles of economics book.Today we are excited to introduce Libby Rittenberg and Timothy Tregarthen’s Principles of Economics. The authors teach economics as the study of “choice “ by providing students with an accessible, straightforward overview of economics. This text combines the clarity and writing of Tregarthen's seminal periodical "The Margin" with great teaching insights.Rittenberg and Tregarthen help students to understand how real individuals actually work with economics. In this new book, the authors illustrate the practicality and relevance of economics with a variety of new illustrations and insights.The authors take a three-pronged approach to every concept: (1) the concept is covered with a “Heads Up” to ward off confusion, (2) a “You Try It” section makes sure students are staying on top of the concept and (3) a “Case and Point” section that uses a real-world application to harness the concept in reality. For one example of how this plays out in the text see "Chapter 3, Section 2 on Supply." hereThis book is intended for a two-semester course in economics taught out of the social sciences or business school.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Libby Rittenberg and Timothy Tregarthen
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Principles of Macroeconomics
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

Recognizing that a course in economics may seem daunting to some students, we have tried to make the writing clear and engaging. Clarity comes in part from the intuitive presentation style, but we have also integrated a number of pedagogical features that we believe make learning economic concepts and principles easier and more fun. These features are very student-focused. The chapters themselves are written using a “modular” format. In particular, chapters generally consist of three main content sections that break down a particular topic into manageable parts. Each content section contains not only an exposition of the material at hand but also learning objectives, summaries, examples, and problems. Each chapter is introduced with a story to motivate the material and each chapter ends with a wrap-up and additional problems. Our goal is to encourage active learning by including many examples and many problems of different types.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Libby Rittenberg
TimothyTregarthen
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Principles of Macroeconomics - 2020-A
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

Principles of Macroeconomics is an adaptation of the textbook, Macroeconomics: Theory, Markets, and Policy by D. Curtis and I. Irvine, and presents a complete and concise examination of introductory macroeconomics theory and policy suitable for a first introductory course.

Examples are domestic and international in their subject matter and are of the modern era — financial markets, monetary and fiscal policies aimed at inflation and debt control, globalization and the importance of trade flows in economic structure, and concerns about slow growth and the risk of deflation, are included.

This textbook is intended for a one-semester course, and can be used in a two-semester sequence with the companion textbook, Principles of Microeconomics. The three introductory chapters are common to both textbooks.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Lyryx Learning
Author:
Doug Curtis
Ian Irvine
Date Added:
11/05/2021
Principles of Macroeconomics 2e
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

Principles of Macroeconomics covers the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory macroeconomics courses. The text also includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to both Keynesian and classical views, and to the theory and application of economics concepts.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Openstax College
Author:
Amyaz Moledina
Andres Jauregui
Craig Richardson
Cynthia Gamez
Dan MacDonald
David Shapiro
Diane Keenan
Eric Dodge
Ralph Sonenshine
Steven Greenlaw
Timothy Taylor
Date Added:
01/02/2014
Principles of Macroeconomics Course Content
Rating

This is a Principles of Macroeconomics Course developed through the Ohio Department of Higher Education OER Innovation Grant. This work was completed and the course was posted in January 2019. The course is part of the Ohio Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs) as OSS 005. For more information about credit transfer between Ohio colleges and universities, please visit: www.ohiohighered.org/transfer.Team LeadAmyaz Moledina                                  College of WoosterContent ContributorsRosemarie Emanuele                          Ursuline CollegeKenneth Fah                                        Ohio Dominican UniversityDarcy Hartman                                    Ohio State University – NewarkLibrarianNathan Wolfe                                       Kenyon CollegeReview TeamSeth Kim                                              Central Ohio Technical CollegeJoe Nowakowski                                  Muskingum University 

Subject:
Social Science
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
08/27/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics Course Content, Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply: Course Map & Recommended Resources
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

The aggregate demand and supply model provides a comprehensive and intuitive explanation of changes in the price level, actual real GDP, and potential real GDP.  Students will employ the AD-AS model to examine short-run cyclical changes in the economic and long-run changes in potential real GDP. The AD-AS graphs give the students an analytical tool by which to illustrate how changes in several economic variables and policy will impact important economic indicators and overall economic performance in the short run and long run.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics Course Content, Aggregate Expenditure, Aggregate Expenditure: Course Map & Recommended Resources
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

This topic may be covered after reading The Aggregate Demand/Aggregate Supply Model (Chapter 11 in OpenStax) and The Keynesian Perspective (Chapter 12 in OpenStax). Preferably, Aggregate Expenditures should be taught as the theory of Aggregate Demand. In the latter case, sections of the Keynesian perspective should be coupled with this section on Aggregate Expenditure. Thereafter, students can study the Money Market and Monetary Policy. Finally, the instructer can put together all these frameworks to derive Aggregate Demand. The fundamental ideas of Keynesian economics were developed before the AD/AS model was popularized. From the 1930s until the 1970s, Keynesian economics was usually explained with a different model, known as the expenditure-output approach. This approach is strongly rooted in the fundamental assumptions of Keynesian economics: it focuses on the total amount of spending in the economy, with no explicit mention of aggregate supply.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics Course Content, Business Cycles, Business Cycles: Course Map & Recommended Resources
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

It is typical to see economic activity pick-up around the holidays or harvests. For example, every year, the Chinese and some other East Asian cultures celebrate Spring Festival or what is known as “Chinese New Year”.  People travel to their home village, buy gifts and celebrate with elaborate family meals. Consumption rises before and falls after the festivities are over. Economic fluctuations due to seasonal demand factors are one thing, but modern economies experience ups-and downs for a host of reasons including shocks such as droughts or economic crises. One of the main reasons for economic downturns is the breakdown in some aspect of the economic mechanism. In this section, students will be introduced to the basic definition of a business cycle, learn how to define the different phases of the cycle, and explain the different mechanisms that give rise to recessions.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics Course Content, Economic Efficiency and Government Intervention, Economic Efficiency and Government Intervention: Course Map & Recommended Resources
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

This topic is not often covered explicitly  in a principles of macroeconomics course. Nonetheless, the topic of economic systems might lead to coverage of efficiency and government intervention.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics Course Content, Economic Foundations, Economic Foundations: Course Map & Recommended Resources
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

The learning objectives below refer to the typical goals one would have for an introduction to macroeconomics.  Most economists consider the discipline as “a way of thinking”. The key question we answer is “how we make choices under scarcity”. However, we encourage you to consider other alternative ways to conceptualize and teach economics or even introduce pluralistic ideas into your course. For example, the CORE Economics project describes economics as, “The study of how people interact with each other and with their natural surroundings in providing their livelihoods, and how this changes over time.” The “economy is part of society, which in turn is part of the biosphere.” (Chapter 1.11). More importantly, many of the factors and commodities that give us economic growth are socially (re)produced and uncompensated. Consider alternative conceptualizations of the macroeconomy such as the one proposed in UNDP (2012): Gender and Economic Policy Management Intitiave, page 30 outlined in the figure above. The supplemental content is an excellent place to find videos to enliven your classes. Listed alternative resources can be used to familiarize yourself with material that goes beyond the standard treatment.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics Course Content, Economic Philosophies, Economic Philosophies: Course Map & Recommended Resources
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

     Looks at several different approaches to Economics and compares them in terms of important economic variables. While none of these philosophies are always correct, we will see that each has a role to play in explaining some aspect of economics for some time period.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics Course Content, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Policy: Course Map & Recommended Resources
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

Looks at fiscal policy as a means to address problems in the macroeconomy. Focuses on government spending as well as taxes and transfers in the Keynesian model, as well as determinants of the level of Aggregate Demand.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics Course Content, GDP - Gross Domestic Product, GDP - Gross Domestic Product: Course Map & Recommended Resources
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

Looks at the flow of income in the economy and the calculation of GDP as well as other measures of national income. Discusses shortcomings of and improvements on the various measures.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics Course Content, Inequality, Poverty, and Economic Development, Inequality, Poverty, and Economic Development: Course Map & Recommended Resources
Rating

This is very difficult set of topics to cover in one chapter. It is actually three topics! Instructors should choose one of these topics to cover and adjust the learning objectives accordingly. Inequality can be studied from the perspective of the US or between countries. The study of inequality would cover Learning objectives 1 and 3. Poverty is fundamentally about deprivation and should be understood as such. Deprivation can also intersect with inequality.  Economic Development is a contested term and its definition depends on the period and region that is being studied. Poverty and Economic Development together cover learning objective 2, 4 and 5.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics Course Content, Inflation, Inflation Course Map & Recommended Resources
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

A study of inflation, its measures, and consequences.  Students will understand how price information is collected and used to construct an index of the price level.  It is important that households and economic agents have a good understanding of the impacts of general price level changes on various economic units.  Policy makers use inflation information to understand the consequences of policy changes and as a guide to current and future policy.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
12/19/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics Course Content, Inflation/Unemployment Tradeoff and the Phillips Curve, Inflation/Unemployment Tradeoff and the Phillips Curve: Course Map & Recommended Resources
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

Presents a theoretical and statistical explanation of the negative relationship between inflation and unemployment known as the “Phillips Curve.”

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Principles of Macroeconomics Course Content, International Trade, International Trade: Course Map & Recommended Resources
Rating

International trade is included in this course as an optional topic. While this might usually be covered in a principles of microeconomics course, it has been included here for review purposes, or in the event that students have not previously taken microeconomics. Please note that some of the learning objectives may overlap with the unit on Tradeoffs. 

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
09/27/2018