Theory and Education Program is developing textbooks
for use in teaching introductory and environmental economics
in the United States and abroad.
in Context provides a thorough introduction to
the principles of microeconomics, but it also delves
deeper, offering a fresh portrait of the economic realities
of the 21st century. This text examines economic activity in its environmental
and social contexts, drawing on both traditional economic
principles and new research to give students greater
insight into our economic world. The Third Edition will be available from M.E. Sharpe in January 2014.
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Macroeconomics in Context, the companion
text to Microeconomics in Context, extends
the contextual economics approach to macroeconomics. While covering standard topics such as classical and Keynesian approaches, the text also addresses issues such as ecological sustainability, non-marketed production, the quality of life, and income distribution. The text focuses on policies that achieve macroeconomic stabilization while promoting long-term sustainability and human well-being. The Second Edition will be available from M.E. Sharpe in January 2014. More details and ordering information
and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach, written by Dr. Jonathan M. Harris and Dr. Brian Roach, and published
by Houghton Mifflin, incorporates environmental issues
into the teaching of economics. Drawing on both
standard and alternative perspectives, the text relates
theoretical questions to current issues such as population
growth, global climate change, or trade and the environment. This textbook is now available online for free download. More details and ordering information .
in Context (Italian Translation)
The First Edition of Microeconomics in Context has been translated into Italian by Adele Oliveri and Paul Canton. The text is titled Microeconomia: Organizzazioni Sociali e Conservazione delle Risorse (Microeconomics: Social Organizations and Resource Conservation). The book is available from Zanichelli Università (go to "Il catalogo e le novità" and then click on "Economia").
in Context (Transitional Economies Version)
A separate version of Microeconomics in Context
has been written for the specific needs of economics
students in transitional economies. The transitional
economics version has been published in both Russian
and Vietnamese. More information