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Economics, Life, and YouCeslav Ciobanu
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Economics, Life, and You

(First Edition)
By Ceslav Ciobanu

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-62131-549-0, 340 pages


Coming Soon
The Second Edition will be published Spring 2017. ISBN: 978-1-63487-833-3

What are the most important market structures? Why is the U.S. economy labeled a corporate economy? How do fiscal and monetary policy work, or fail to work?

The book Economics, Life, and You focuses on critical thinking as the source for creative answers to complex economic questions. Intended as an intellectual dialog with students, the text reminds them that economics is the business of everyday life, and that their interests, choices, challenges, and goals all play a part in driving economies at both the micro- and macro- levels.

Students will learn basic economic concepts including:
  • What, how and for whom are goods and services produced
  • How the market works through supply and demand
  • The driving forces of economic progress and prosperity
However, students will examine these and other concepts from the point of view of subjects of Economics–actors in various economic categories, exerting influence and being influenced by others. The book encourages students to recognize that economics is not just policy, or politics–it’s personal.

Combining an outstanding academic understanding of economics, and the real-world perspective gained from years of public service as economic advisor to the Russian and Moldovan governments, the author takes economics out of the classroom and away from mere theory, and shows how each individual has a part to play in controlling not only their own economic destiny, but that of their countries, and the world.

Economics, Life, and You is an excellent textbook for Introduction to Economics courses, as well as courses focusing on the American economy.

Ceslav Ciobanu Ceslav Ciobanu earned his Ph.D. at Moscow M. Lomonosov University, Russia. Dr. Ciobanu is a professor of economics in the College of Engineering and Technology and coordinator of economics programs in the Department of Mathematics and Economics at Virginia State University. He has written over 100 articles and is the author of the book Frozen and Forgotten Conflicts in the Post-Soviet States: The Genesis, Political Economy, and Prospects for Solutions. He has presented on democratic and economic reforms at the Virginia Social Science Association and George Washington University, as well as at the Oxford Round Table and the Paris International Colloquium on the Velvet Revolutions of 1989.