Real World Micro

Real World Micro cover
Date of publication:
August 2012

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Real World Micro is a great supplement to any mainstream introductory textbook. In addition to presenting alternative perspectives on the basics—supply and demand, production and consumption decisions, market structure and monopoly—Real World Micro relates theoretical principles to government policies, corporate strategies, workplace issues, and consumer behavior.

Organized to follow the outline of a standard economics text, each chapter leads off with a brief introduction, including study questions for the entire chapter, and discussion questions help students relate the articles to the theories in standard textbooks. Eighty-four articles provide vivid, real-world illustrations of key economic concepts.

The 19th edition of Real World Micro adds a chapter on taxation as well as a new policy spotlight on labor movements and unions. The book includes 26 new articles written over the past year.

Real World Micro’s well-researched, readable articles are drawn from the pages of Dollars & Sense, the leading magazine of popular economics.

"The principles of economics books (yes, even mine) tend to be on the dull side and leave aspects of the economy and economics unchallenged. Real World Micro and Macro can spice up your course and lead students to ask the type of questions they should be asking."

—David Colander, Middlebury College

"I've had great success with Real World Micro. Students really like its short, snappy analysis of current events and feel challenged by its alternative viewpoint."

—Susan Helper, Case Western Reserve University