Author/Editor(s): Daniel Hamermesh
Publication Date: September 2, 2011
Publisher: Worth Publishers
Size: 3.87 MB
Economics Is Everywhere, Fourth Edition, presents 400 vignettes inspired by everyday events from news articles, films, family and popular culture. Professor Hamermesh also employs his interactions with students, frequently featuring student insight in these short scenes.This book helps students to apply what they are learning in their introductory microeconomics courses by examining economics examples that can be found in day-to-day life. In covering topics such as opportunity costs, trade-offs, supply and demand, elasticity, competitive markets and monopoly.
About the Author
Daniel S. Hamermesh is the Sue Killam Professor in the Foundations of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago (1965) and his Ph.D. from Yale University (1969). He taught from 1969–73 at Princeton, from 1973–93 at Michigan State, and has held visiting professorships at universities in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the Society of Labor Economists, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and past president of the Society of Labor Economists and of the Midwest Economics Association. He authored Beauty Pays, Labor Demand, and The Economics of Work and Pay, and a wide array of articles in labor economics in the leading general and specialized economics journals. His research concentrates on time use, labor demand, and unusual applications of labor economics (to suicide, sleep, and beauty). He has taught introductory microeconomics since 1968 to more than 16,000 students and has won numerous university awards for his undergraduate teaching.