Economics, Global Edition

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Pearson Higher Education & Professional Group, 13.09.2021 - 840 Seiten
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Forcourses in the principles of economics.

An evidence-based approach to economics
Throughout Economics, 3rd Edition, authors DaronAcemoglu, David Laibson, and John List use real economic questions anddata to help you learn about the world around you. Taking a freshapproach, they use the themes of optimization, equilibrium, and empiricism tonot only illustrate the power of simple economic ideas, but also to explain andpredict what's happening in today's society. Each chapter begins with anempirical question that is relevant to the life of the reader, and islater answered using data in the Evidence-Based Economics feature. As a resultof the text's practical emphasis, you learn to apply economicprinciples to guide the decisions you make in your own dailylife.

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Daron Acemoglu is the Elizabeth and JamesKillian Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at theMassachusetts Institute of Technology. He has received a BA in economics fromthe University of York, an MSc in mathematical economics and econometrics fromthe London School of Economics, and a PhD in economics from the London Schoolof Economics.

He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, theAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, the EuropeanEconomic Association, and the Society of Labor Economists. He has receivednumerous awards and fellowships, including the inaugural T. W. Schultz Prizefrom the University of Chicago in 2004, the inaugural Sherwin Rosen Award foroutstanding contribution to labor economics in 2004, the Distinguished ScienceAward from the Turkish Sciences Association in 2006, and the John von NeumannAward, Rajk College, Budapest, in 2007.

He was also the recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal in 2005,awarded every two years to the best economist in the US under the age of 40 bythe American Economic Association, and the Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize, awardedevery two years for work of lasting significance in economics. He holdshonorary doctorates from the University of Utrecht and Bosporus University.

His research interests include political economy, economicdevelopment and growth, human capital theory, growth theory, innovation, searchtheory, network economics, and learning.

His books include Economic Origins of Dictatorship andDemocracy (jointly with James A. Robinson), which was awarded theWoodrow Wilson and the William Riker prizes, Introduction to ModernEconomic Growth, and Why Nations Fail: The Origins ofPower,Prosperity, and Poverty (jointly with James A. Robinson), which hasbecome a New York Times bestseller.

David Laibson is the Chair of the HarvardEconomics Department and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics atHarvard University. He holds degrees from Harvard University (AB in economics),the London School of Economics (MSc in econometrics and mathematicaleconomics), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD in economics).

He is also a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research,where he is Research Associate in the Asset Pricing, Economic Fluctuations, andAging Working Groups. His research focuses on the topics of behavioraleconomics, intertemporal choice, macroeconomics, and household finance, and heleads Harvard University''s Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative.

He serves on several editorial boards, as well as the PensionResearch Council (Wharton), Harvard''s Pension Investment Committee, and theBoard of the Russell Sage Foundation. He has previously served on the boards ofthe Health and Retirement Study (National Institutes of Health) and theAcademic Research Council of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

He is a recipient of a Marshall Scholarship and a Fellow of theEconometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also arecipient of the T. W. Schultz Prize from the University of Chicago and theTIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on LifelongFinancial Security. In recognition of his teaching excellence, he has beenawarded Harvard''s Phi Beta Kappa Prize and a Harvard College Professorship.

John A. List is the Kenneth C. Griffin DistinguishedService Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago, and Chairman ofthe Department of Economics. He received his BS in economics from theUniversity of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and his PhD in economics from theUniversity of Wyoming. Before joining the University of Chicago in 2005, he wasa professor at the University of Central Florida, University of Arizona, andUniversity of Maryland. He also served in the White House on the Council ofEconomic Advisers from 2002-2003, and is a Research Associate at the NBER.

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