Second Edition of Microeconomics in Context
is now available from M.E. Sharpe!
Purchase the text for $49.95, or order your free examination copy, directly from M.E. Sharpe.
All supplemental materials for Microeconomics in Context are available for download here on GDAE's website at no cost.
Designed for one-semester use, this innovative, principles-level text takes a broad "contextual" approach to economics—including serious consideration of ecological, feminist, and social concerns—while still including coverage of the standard microeconomic concepts and models. Unlike most microeconomics textbooks, which focus exclusively on markets and efficiency, this book starts with the question of human well-being and then examines how economic activities can contribute to, or detract from, well-being. It addresses such critical concerns as ecological sustainability, distributional equality, the quality of employment, and the adequacy of living standards. It is the companion
textbook to Macroeconomics
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Asked Questions about Microeconomics in Context
can I get the textbook and supplementary materials?
Instructor examination copies and student copies of Microeconomics in Context, Second Edition are available from M. E. Sharpe. The Table of Contents can be viewed here, as well as Sample Course Outlines that suggest how a course could be tailored to emphasize various concerns (such as neoclassical concepts, ecological issues, behavioral economics, and more).
A complete set of supplementary materials is available for free download here on GDAE's website. On our Microeconomics in Context Supplementary Materials page, you and your students can access the Student Study Guide and the full set of PowerPoint slides. Instructor-specific supplementary materials, available only to verified instructors, include a Second Edition Instructor's Resource Manual and a comprehensive Test Bank. To obtain access to the instructor materials, please e-mail us at email@example.com. Also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you use Aplia (an on-line homework service) with your courses, and would like to be part of an Aplia user's group for this textbook.
Until the stock runs out, the First Edition will continue to be available from Houghton Mifflin, as will the First Edition Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint slides. A revised First Edition Student Study Guide can be downloaded here.
are the authors?
The authors of Microeconomics in Context
Ackerman, and Thomas
did this book come to be written?
We believe that a new approach to teaching
economics is urgently needed. We call this approach
economics" because it presents the economy as embedded in its physical and social contexts. To read more about how this textbook came to be
not able to switch to another textbook. How can I incorporate
social and environmental issues in my microeconomics
Two chapters of Microeconomics in
Context, First Edition are also available as self-contained teaching
modules, suitable for use in courses based on other
texts. These will be updated to correspond to updates in the Second Edition soon.
How does the Second Edition differ from the First Edition?
The Second Edition is thoroughly updated and corrected, and is printed in black-and-white in order to make it economically-priced. A one-page summary of changes that describes the nature of the most substantive updates and corrections is available.