The Macro Economy Today: 13, 14, 15, 16 edition
Macroeconomics Today is characterized by three main strengths: money, political orientation and readability. The accessible writing style captivates students and brings the excitement of national and global business news to the classroom.
Schiller / Gebhardt stresses that policy makers must choose between state intervention and market dependence to resolve the fundamental questions of what, how and for whom it should be produced. These strategic trade-offs are highlighted across the range of micro, macro and international topics, and each chapter ends with a political topic that emphasizes the dilemma between market and government.
The authors teach economics in a current and relevant context, including the 2020 COVID pandemic, and fill chapters with real-world facts and applications of economic life. Schiller / Gebhardt is also the only core text that presents the entire macro theory in the one coherent context of the AS / AD framework and uniquely contains a complete supply-side chapter. You'll also find the current chief economist, Joe Biden, in the opening chapter.
The authors worked to ensure that The Macroeconomy Today, 16th edition, is tightly integrated with Connect's adaptive digital tools and dynamic interactive resources. Connect is proven to increase student engagement and success. There is also an updated Instructor Guide for Professors to help bring new ideas to your course, regardless of format.
Karen Gebhardt is a faculty member in the Department of Economics and director of online business studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Gebhardt has a passion for teaching economics. He regularly teaches courses in all modalities (online, on campus, hybrid, remote) from introductory courses in macro and microeconomics to top-class courses in microeconomics, international trade and business administration to degree programs in environmental economics and public finance. She is an early adopter of teaching with technology and strongly supports it because she sees the difference that engaging students and learning makes.
Dr. Gebhardt received the Water Pik Excellence in Education Award in 2006 and was awarded the Best Teacher Award at Colorado State University in 2015. The research interests, publications and presentations of Dr. Gebhardt relate to online economy and education as well as the economy of human-animal interaction. Before returning to university, he worked as an economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture / Plant and Animal Health Inspection Service / Wildlife Services / National Wildlife Research Center, where he conducted research on human-wildlife interactions. His current research focuses on using data to improve student learning outcomes in business education, with an emphasis on improving grades and graduation rates in online courses. In her free time, Dr. Gebhardt enjoys learning about new teaching methods that incorporate technology and climbing and camping in the Colorado Rockies and beyond.
Bradley R. Schiller has over four decades of teaching introductory economics at American University, the University of Nevada, the University of California (Berkeley and Santa Cruz), and the University of Maryland. He has taught at more than 300 universities from Fresno, California to Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Schiller's unique contribution to teaching is his ability to relate fundamental principles to current socio-economic problems, institutions and political decisions. This perspective is evident throughout The Economy Today. This is the political attention that Dr. Schiller from his many years of experience as a Washington consultant. He was an advisor to most of the major federal agencies, many congressional commissions, political candidates and presidents.
In addition, he evaluated dozens of government programs and helped shape others. His studies on poverty, discrimination, training programs, tax reform, pensions, social assistance, social security and living wage models have appeared in both specialist journals and popular media. Dr. Schiller is also a frequent commentator on economic policy for television and radio, and his comment has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, among other leading newspapers. Dr. Schiller received his Ph.D. from Harvard and his B.A. with Honors from the University of California (Berkeley). On his days off, Dr. Schiller on the tennis courts, the ski slopes or the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe.