Economics

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byDavid King

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What sorts of people are unemployed and why?How safe are banks?Should we aim to have no pollution?Why do wages vary so much?Are you interested in debating the answers to these sorts of questions? This book is. Student understanding of economic theory is reinforced throughout this textbook by placing their experiences at the heart of learning. Easy to follow concepts are presented at an appropriate pace, and in a relevant and engaging manner.Students can easily dip in and out of the material without forfeiting their understanding of topics as a whole through the use of innovative pedagogy such as regular re-cap features and convenient summary sections. Covering purely the essential topics needed on an introductory economics module, Economics is refreshingly straightforward with concise explanations and clear navigation throughout. Students do not have to waste time and effort wading through superfluous material. More concise, focussed, and affordable than other offerings, this is exactly the textbook students' need. A truly economical textbook! Accompanied by an Online Resource Centre comprising:For students: * MCQs * Oxford NewsNow * Web links, * Flashcard glossaryFor lecturers: * Test bank* Customisable PowerPoint slides

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What sorts of people are unemployed and why?How safe are banks?Should we aim to have no pollution?Why do wages vary so much?Are you interested in debating the answers to these sorts of questions? This book is. Student understanding of economic theory is reinforced throughout this textbook by placing their experiences at the heart of l...

David King is emeritus Professor of Public Economics at the University of Stirling. He studied economics at the University of Oxford and the University of York. His main research interest has always been the economics of central and local government finance: he has published widely in this field, and has been consulted by ministers a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.01 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019954302X

ISBN - 13:9780199543021

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Part One: Introduction to Economics1. The Nature of Economics2. Scarcity, Governments and EconomicsPart Two: Microeconomics3. Supply and Demand4. Elasticity of Demand and Supply5. Governments and Markets6. Household Behaviour7. Introducing the Theory of the Firm8. Production Functions and Methods9. Perfect Competition10. Monopoly and Monopolistic Competition11. Oligopoly12. Governments, Monopolies and Oligopolies13. Governments and Resource Allocation14. Markets for Labour15. Land and Capital16. Governments and the Redistribution of IncomePart Three: Macroeconomics17. Introduction to Macroeconomics18. The National Accounts19. GDP and the Multiplier Model20. Money, Banks and Interest Rates21. GDP and Prices: the AS-AD model22. Unemployment23. Inflation and Unemployment24. Business Cycles25. Economic Growth26. Monetary, Fiscal and Supply-side Policies27. International Trade28. International Payments

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"This book contains many innovative elements, as well as creative teaching and learning features" --Dr Ian Jackson, Staffordshire Univeristy Business School