The Economist August 23rd 1997
"Mr Mankiw has produced something long overdue: an accessible introduction to modern economics. By writing more in the style of a magazine than a stodgy textbook and explaining even complex ideas in an intuitive, concise way, he'll leave few students bored or bewildered. A second innovation is the book's structure and emphasis, which reflects today's economic realities and economists' understanding. Most refreshing, though, is the book's even-handedness. Mr Mankiw seems to revel in setting out how different schools of thought have contributed to economists' current state of knowledge. If, as it deserves, it becomes popular with the millions of students who take introductory economics, tomorrow's graduates might not only understand economics. They might even enjoy it."
The Wall Street Journal September 22nd 1997
"Professor Mankiw wins good reviews for clarity and readability."
USA Today December 1st 1997
"...I must report that Mankiw's Principles of Economics is a grand success...Mankiw succeeds because he does not evade the difficult concepts required for a solid understanding of economics."
Fortune November 24th 1997
"The most talked-about economics text of our time...will likely teach the next several generations of undergraduates the laws of supply and demand." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.