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The Economic Conversation Arjo Klamer

The Economic Conversation

Arjo Klamer

Published July 1st 2014
ISBN : 9780230506800
Paperback
450 pages
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It is only by argument, by conflict if you like, that economics makes progress. John Maynard Keynes.The Economic Conversationby Arjo Klamer, Deirdre McCloskey and Stephen Ziliak,is agroundbreaking new first-year undergraduate principles ofMoreIt is only by argument, by conflict if you like, that economics makes progress. John Maynard Keynes.The Economic Conversation by Arjo Klamer, Deirdre McCloskey and Stephen Ziliak, is a groundbreaking new first-year undergraduate principles of economics textbook that does far more than teach the basic principles. It uses entertaining and insightful dialogues in the text to actively involve and engage students in the debates surrounding economic arguments.The dialogues take the form of candid and lively conversations among the three authors and a group of student characters, who give voice to the kind of probing questions and insights made by real students as they grapple with this challenging subject for the first time. Through these conversations, students are memorably introduced to the assumptions, goals and values that underlie economic principles in a manner that actually shows them how to make economic arguments themselves.Innovative pedagogical features, including technical workshops and concept checks interspersed throughout the text, ensure that students gain a firm grasp of the subject matter. These features, combined with the authors clear and entertaining writing style, make this book an exceptionally accessible and engaging text that will inspire and excite students interest.The Economic Conversation is designed for full-year economics courses covering micro- and macroeconomic principles, but it is priced to be competitive with split editions, making it suitable for semester, quarter or modular courses in introductory microeconomics or macroeconomics.For more information and for an introduction to the conversation please visit: http://theeconomicconversation.com/st...