For the Fourth Edition of this innovative text, 2001 Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz again joins forces with one of the world's top monetary economists, Carl E. Walsh, who brings both macroeconomic expertise and teaching savvy to the project. Together, Stiglitz and Walsh thoroughly integrate contemporary economics into the traditional curriculum. Highlights of the new edition are the continued unsurpassed coverage of the economics of information and imperfect markets, and the emphasis on the critical role of capital markets in the macro economy. Stiglitz and Walsh embrace the information revolution as an opportunity to revitalize the presentation of economics by linking fundamental concepts and basic models to examples in the "new economy."Stiglitz, Joseph E. is the author of 'Economics ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780393926224 and ISBN 0393926222.