The ninth edition introduces business professionals to basic economic concepts, institutions, relationships, and terminology. It has been updated with the most current qualitative data. Over 20 new applications have been added that help them connect economics to real-world experiences. They'll gain insight into green economics and how business and the environment are related. "Critical Thinking Cases" are presented at the end of the chapter to show how concepts are applied. "Up for Debate" sections also examine the different sides of current economic issues. These updates prepare business professionals to apply their economic knowledge in the field.