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Cover of Survey of Economics v2.0
Published: 
November 2017
Page Count: 
548
ISBN (Digital): 
978-1-4533-8739-9

Survey of Economics

Version 2.0
By Libby Rittenberg and Timothy Tregarthen

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  • “Start-Up” sections in each chapter introduce new key concepts.
  • The “Try It” sections encourage students to walk through scenarios related to each concept and idea.
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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Introductory Level Economics, and Principles of Economics.

In Survey of Economics, Rittenberg covers topics that provide students with the tools to understand the economic way of thinking in a shorter amount of time. Using applications from sports, politics, campus life, and current events, Rittenberg links theoretical principles and common experiences.

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.
  • 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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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 multiple sclerosis 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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