Principles of Macroeconomics by Robert Frank, Ben Bernanke

By Robert Frank, Ben Bernanke

Authors Bob Frank, Ben Bernanke, and introducing Kate Antonovics from the college of California San Diego and Ori Heffetz from Cornell collage, current a coherent brief record of center ideas in introductory economics and toughen them via illustrating and making use of every one in several contexts. With enticing questions, motives and workouts, the authors aid scholars relate monetary rules to a number of daily reviews reminiscent of going to the ATM or buying airline tickets. all through this strategy, the authors inspire scholars to turn into “economic naturalists:” those that hire uncomplicated financial ideas to appreciate and clarify what they discover on the earth round them.

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But doing so also would mean you’d have to fork over $400 for your airfare to Boston. So the implicit cost of using your coupon to go to Fort Lauderdale is really $400. If you use it for that purpose, the trip still ends up being a loser because the cost of the vacation, $1,400, exceeds the benefit by $50. ” We cannot emphasize strongly enough that the key to using the Cost-Benefit Principle correctly lies in recognizing precisely what taking a given action prevents us from doing. 3 slightly. 3, but this time your frequent-flyer coupon expires in a week, so your only chance to use it will be for the Fort Lauderdale trip.

Note that the opportunity cost of making the trip is not the combined value of all possible activities you could have pursued, but only the value of your best alternative—the one you would have chosen had you not made the trip. Throughout the text we’ll pose concept checks like the one that follows. You’ll find that pausing to answer them will help you to master key concepts in economics. Because doing these concept checks isn’t very costly (indeed, many students report that they’re actually fun), the Cost-Benefit Principle indicates that it’s well worth your while to do them.

3 slightly. 3, but this time your frequent-flyer coupon expires in a week, so your only chance to use it will be for the Fort Lauderdale trip. Should you use your coupon? PITFALL 3: FAILURE TO THINK AT THE MARGIN sunk cost a cost that is beyond recovery at the moment a decision must be made When deciding whether to take an action, the only relevant costs and benefits are those that would occur as a result of taking the action. Sometimes people are influenced by costs they ought to ignore. Other times they compare the wrong costs and benefits.

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