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The instructor’s material that accompanies the five versions of Mankiw’s Principles ofEconomics, Fourth Edition textbooks address the needs of both novice and experiencedinstructors. To meet the needs of these two groups, this Instructor’s Manual withSolutions Manual comprises both chapter outlines and teaching tips as well as solutionsto all of the questions and problems found in the textbook.Linda Ghent of Eastern Illinois University prepared the main portion of each chapterincluding a synopsis of what is new in this edition compared to the third edition. Herwork for each chapter also includes a list of learning objectives and key points. Theseitems are followed by detailed chapter outlines that focus on the content found in thetextbook. Helpful tips and icons occasionally interrupt these outlines. The bomb icon(Warnings) indicates areas where students may have particular difficulty with thematerial. The light bulb icon (Bright Ideas) offers ideas for presenting the material in anew or more thoughtful way. Also included in each chapter of the Instructor’s Manualare classroom activities, developed in part by Charles Stull of Kalamazoo College. Eachactivity provides important details to assist in planning as well as clear instructions forleading the activity. Recommended “Points for Discussion” connect the activity to therelevant economic concepts discussed in the chapter.Using these resources, an instructor can quickly review the chapter learning objectivesand chapter summaries to make sure their lecture notes cover everything in the textchapter. In addition, the chapter outlines are designed as a base for creating lecturenotes for novice instructors. They may also be used as a complete set of notes for moreexperienced instructors. Therefore, this supplement is also available electronically fromthe product support Web site (http://mankiw.swlearning.com).For queries and grading, the Instructor’s Manual contains solutions to exercises fromthe textbook. Dean Croushore (University of Richmond) prepared many of the solutionsfor the “Quick Quizzes,” “ Questions for Review,” and “Problems and Applications”found in the textbook.
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Nicholas Gregory Mankiw (/ˈmæn.kjuː/; born February 3, 1958) is an American macroeconomist and the Robert M.
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