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New to this Edition
Micro/Macro economics for Life 2e addresses the growing market needs and trends toward a literacy targeted approach to teaching economics, supported by an active-learning pedagogy and premium online teaching and learning resources.

Micro/Macro economics for Life offers a new narrative-driven approach to learning and teaching economics that demonstrates the relevance of economics to students. Accessible language and graphs, engaging first-person writing, a less-mathematical approach, and practical examples connect economics to students’ lives in a meaningful way. This text helps students become economically literate citizens, unlike traditional texts which prepare them to become economics majors.

See New to this Edition for complete details.
Chapter Breakdowns
Micro Detailed Table of Contents
Micro Summary of Graphs, Illustrations and Tables

Macro Detailed Table of Contents
Macro Summary of Graphs, Illustrations and Tables
Instructors Manual
Instructor’s Manual Overview and Sample Chapter
I wrote the Economics for Life textbooks to get more students interested in economics as a way of thinking that will help them make smarter choices in life and become economically literate citizens. If you are reading this, you may share at least part of that goal.

I wrote this Instructor’s Manual to try and make it as easy and as satisfying as possible for you to succeed in helping students learn Economics, whether in small classrooms, large classrooms, online, or in blended courses.
Extra Resources for Adopters
This password-protected area contains additional materials for adopters like old tests, exams, and answer guides. If you would like access, please contact Claire Varley, Marketing Manager at Pearson Canada at
PowerPoint Samples
The primary Lecture deck is a curated set of slides set up as I teach the chapter. Most analytical graphs have transitions that appear (like shifting curves) as you click through. (ppsx)

The secondary deck contains alternative versions of graphs in the lecture deck – e.g., smaller-sizes of graphs in the Lecture deck but paired with tables of numbers; Figures in the textbook that contain multiple graphs. Also included are all textbook Refresh Questions, which you can add to show how to work through the problem or to stimulate a discussion about the answer. (ppsx)
Narrated Dynamic Graph Sample

Blended & Online Courses
Increasingly, instructors are being asked to transform courses from the traditional face-to-face format to blended or online formats. The first edition of Economics for Life was used in each of these formats. For the last three years, the CMA has used the 1st edition of the Economics for Life textbooks and supplements in fully online courses The new amalgamated CPA has adopted the 2nd edition for the online CPA PREP (Professional Education Program). If you are interested in developing a blended or online course, please see:

Blended Course Overview
Blended Course - Using Economics for Life
Economic Literacy
Economic Literacy
In a literacy-targeted (LT) course, students study a “short list” of concepts that they can use for the rest of their lives. They pursue higher-level mastery of fewer topics. If a student in the LT course gets excited about economics and does well, she can continue on..

At the same time, the vast majority of students in the literacy-targeted course have the benefit of a course better suited to their interests, needs, and future.
To assist those with reading challenges (including ESL), many proven aids to reading with understanding are built directly into the design of Economics for Life. These textbooks are designed and written to be open, accessible, and easily understood by any student who can read at a grade 9 or higher level, while maintaining high interest for more fluent readers.
About the Author
Avi J. Cohen is a Professor of Economics at York University and at the University of Toronto. He has a PhD from Stanford University; is a Life Fellow of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge; and is past Co-Chair of the Canadian Economics Association Education Committee. Professor Cohen has over 30 years of experience teaching introductory economics, is an award-winning teacher, and is a 3M National Teaching Fellow. He is the author of the Study Guide accompanying the first eight editions of Michael Parkin’s and Robin Bade’s Economics: Canada in the Global Environment. He served for many years at York University as Dean’s Advisor on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), where he developed and ran do TEL, a faculty development program for instructors interested in transforming their face-to face courses to blended or fully online formats.

Learn more about his teaching philosophy, research interests and a detailed c.v.