What Instructors are Saying

Here’s what reviewers are saying about Stevenson/Wolfers


“The Stevenson/Wolfers textbook is as revolutionary as Greg Mankiw's first edition and definitely surpasses Mankiw's current edition. It will convince the students that microeconomics is fun and easy to learn.”
— Debashis Pal, University of Cincinnati

“The quality of the writing is excellent and appealing.”
— Robert McComb, Texas Tech University

“This is by far the best chapter on Externalities and Public Goods that I have seen in a Principles textbook…This is an outstanding chapter with a clear and insightful presentation backed up with excellent examples. I would expect that students will find the material interesting and the examples captivating... The S/W text is very well written and is full of very good examples. It goes a long way to accomplishing the goal of making economics a living, breathing subject. The in-depth analysis of each chapter is far superior to the text that I am currently using. It is the treatment of 'economics as a verb' that appeals to me and is the way that I currently teach my class. The book discusses standard economic topics in a unique way and has excellent potential, based upon the chapters that I have reviewed.”
— Richard Kirk, Georgia State University Perimeter College

This book gives a thorough and insightful presentation of microeconomics foundation topics. There are many real-world applications throughout the text that are both explained and shown in economic modeling formats. The writing is also very clear and almost conversational, which will help to engage students in the material.”

— Anastasia Smith, Pfeiffer University

“Very well written. Students will love it.”
— Amrita Bhattacharya, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

“If you are looking for a text that is written primarily in a familiar way, directly reaching out to the student as in a conversation and incorporating a clear set of core principles outlining the 'Economic Way of Thinking' to all aspects of the principles of micro- and macroeconomics, this might be the text for you. While the core principles are not new or unique, the authors are consistent in their use and enforce them throughout the book using relevant examples at the personal, business and political/governmental levels.”
— Wendy Wasnich, Ashland University

“I thought the treatment was very good and I particularly like the equilibrium chapter with the numerous examples and the inclusion of so many graphs. This is precisely what I find lacking in many other textbooks!...It is extremely easy to read and follow along. I found the examples to be very relevant to students and easy to understand.”
[Regarding the Supply, Demand, Equilibrium chapters]
— Audrey Kline, University of Louisville

“It provides a more practical on-the-ground view of macro than other textbooks. It's more up-to-date in terms of the economic issues facing the US economy and current thinking about how to approach them. The integration of learning objectives and foundations throughout the text is a good innovation.”
— Susan Laury, Georgia State University

“I think the text is more personal and user-friendly than most economics texts today. It addresses some of the nagging questions that students have about hot topics and maintains the systematic approach using basic principles and easy-to-follow 'three-step recipes' to explain challenging theoretical concepts. I also liked the 'Check Yourself,' 'Learning Objectives' within the chapter, 'Tying It Together' and the end-of-chapter 'one page summaries.' For graphing concepts, I found the extra explanation/flow chart on the derivation in the left-hand margins useful.”
— Rita Madarassy, Santa Clara University

The material is engaging and easy to read yet still rigorous enough to enable tremendous appeal, applicability and learning. Brings solid economic concepts down from the ivory tower that many other economic texts put them in.”

— Timothy Sweeney, Metropolitan Community College

“These chapters have convinced me that figuring out the numbers is not so important as understanding the consequences of economic decisions.”
— Shelley Tapp, Wayland Baptist University

“A bright and fresh take on the dismal science.”
— Matthew Friedman, University of Wisconsin - Madison

“A chatty rollicking tale about economics. A good text which concentrates on narrative rather than math and graphs to apply economic analysis and concepts.”
— Robert Sonora, Fort Lewis College