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Cover of Principles of Economics v3.0
Published: 
August 2017
Page Count: 
980
ISBN (Digital): 
978-1-4533-8487-9

Principles of Economics

Version 3.0
By Libby Rittenberg and Timothy Tregarthen
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In writing Principles of Economics, Rittenberg and Tregarthen aimed to present economics as a unified discipline, rather than a bewildering array of seemingly unrelated topics. The authors present microeconomics and macroeconomics around integrating themes, such as the marginal decision rule and the model of aggregate demand and aggregate supply.

New in This Version

  • Incorporates research on technological change and the wage gap.
  • Addresses the role of education in shaping society and the future of jobs.
  • Spotlights controversies surrounding such issues as the impact of minimum wage increases and the efforts to address environmental issues.
  • New analysis on the Great Recession.
  • Discusses economic growth prospects in the new century.
  • Added emphasis on both current issues as well as historical context.
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Solutions Manual

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Libby Rittenberg Colorado College

Libby Rittenberg (PhD Rutgers University) is Professor Emerita of Economics at Colorado College. She also served as the Dean of Summer Programs as well as the college’s ombudsperson. As a professor, she frequently taught Principles of Economics, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, Comparative Economic Systems, and a senior seminar on the International Political Economy. Throughout her academic career, Libby was deeply involved in study abroad education and directed programs in central Europe and Turkey. She was honored to have been a Fulbright Lecturer. Her research has focused on the internationally oriented areas of economics, with numerous articles on comparative and development economics, and a particular emphasis on the Turkish economy. 

Timothy Tregarthen University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Timothy Tregarthen (PhD University of California, Davis) is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. There is one word that captures the essence of Tim Tregarthen—inspiring. Tim was first diagnosed with MS in 1975, yet, he continued a remarkable academic career of teaching and research which includes an autobiography recounting his experiences with multiple sclerosis titled Suffering, Faith, and Wildflowers. Tim was formerly on faculty at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. 

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