Cocktail Party Economics by Eveline J. AdomaitCocktail Party Economics by Eveline J. Adomait

Cocktail Party Economics

byEveline J. Adomait, Richard G. Maranta

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A little Economics training can go a long way in helping you understand the real world you live in. Assistant Professor of Economics Evie Adomait, along with her writing partner Richard Maranta, write simply about what can appear to be a complicated subject while never dumbing down the intellectual ideas which make Economic thought so important in this day and age. From the classroom to a cocktail party, this book will help you hold your own in conversations about Economics.

About The Author

Eveline Adomait was born to Dutch immigrants in rural Ontario. She attended the University of Guelph, intending to become a doctor until she realized that she couldn’t use a scalpel on anything alive. This required a change in direction. Fortunately, she was taking an introductory economics course and fell in love with the ideas (and l...
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Title:Cocktail Party EconomicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.4 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132666006

ISBN - 13:9780132666008

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Table of Contents

Making Introductions

Chapter 1  Scarcity:  It’s All About Scarcity

Chapter 2  Value: Where Emotions and Economics collide

Chapter 3  Exchange: Supply and Demand Take One

Chapter 4  Inputs: Producing Wealth

Chapter 5  Comparative Advantage: The Absolut(e) of Comparative Advantage

Chapter 6  Supply Side (Venti)

Chapter 7  Demanding Clients (Venti)

Chapter 8  Equilibrium: Market Forces—A Beautiful Kind (Venti with a shot)

Chapter 9 The Pursuit of Happyness (Venti): Efficiency and Equity

Chapter 10 Market structure:  The Name of the Game (Skinny Venti)

Chapter 11 Getting an F:  A Look at Market Failures

Chapter 12 Financial Markets: Numb€rs

Conclusions and Thanks: Tying up Loose Ends

Afterword: Post Partum

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Cocktail Party Economics is a fun and quick read! I love the way it weaves together little things to explains big things. The flow of the stories and quotes, used to enliven the economics, feels like easy conversation. This is the easiest, and hence most “efficient”, introduction to economics I know. Merwan H. Engineer, Full Professor of Economics, University of Victoria Cocktail Party Economics is a refreshing, easy to understand introduction to the arcane world of economics. Using an engaging, conversational style filled with many practical examples, the book does a great job explaining the concepts behind media coverage of economic and business events. I also enjoyed the lively descriptions of long-dead economists and how their ideas are relevant to our daily lives. Warren Jestin, Chief Economist, Scotiabank