The 8th Edition of Contemporary Economics continues to offer a clear, concise presentation of basic micro- and macroeconomic theory. Emphasising how the discipline of economics connects to the world, the book takes a friendly and accessible tone, illustrating theory with applications. This new edition comes with updated applications and data to reflect the changing world events since the previous edition was published. With a vast range of updated applications, the handbook uses real world, globally relevant examples that make the subject easy to understand. New and updated topics include: Energy and oil Economic sanctions on Russia and Iran The Eurozone Crisis The Trans-Pacific Partnership China and the world currency market Including a Companion Website complete with instructor’s manual, lecture slides and test bank, as well as an online study guide and multiple choice questions for students, Contemporary Economics is suitable for both economics students and non-majors studying economics and economic issues at the introductory level.