Understanding Economics by Vicky AllsoppUnderstanding Economics by Vicky Allsopp

Understanding Economics

byVicky AllsoppEditorVicky Allsopp

Paperback | November 21, 1995

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Understanding Economicspresents an interesting and accessible introduction to key economic ideas. The book clearly shows the relevance of economics to everyday situations. Examples are drawn from the internal workings of households, business firms and non-profit organizations. The book is user friendly in both style and content and requires no prior knowledge of economics and minimal mathematics.
Title:Understanding EconomicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:484 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 2 inPublished:November 21, 1995Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415091330

ISBN - 13:9780415091336

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Table of Contents

Part I - Basic Concepts1. Introduction 2.Scarcity, Choice and Time 3. Specialisation, Exchange and Uncertainty 4. Law, Custom and Money 5.Markets, Prices and Allocation 6.Government, Pricing and Non-Market AllocationPart II - The Economics of Organizations7. The Household 8.The Business Firm I 9. The Business Firm II 10. Non-Profit `Firms'Part III - Investment, Risk and Uncertainty11. Investment 12. Risk and Uncertainty 13. Investment in non-profits 14. Investment in People

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"Allsopp's text is quite different. . . it is refreshing and challenging. The book is clear and well written and is an extremely useful first year undergraduate economics text. I like the focus on uncertainty, time and institutions. It is the best non-mainstream text for first year undergraduates that I have read."
-Geoff Hodgson, The Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge