eBook The Rough Guide to Economics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1409371107
  • ISBN-13: 9781409371106
  • DDC: 330
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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The financial crisis and resulting global problems have dramatically demonstrated the importance of economics to everyday life. The Rough Guide to Economics explains the basics of the subject in an engaging, accessible, yet rigorous way and demonstrates the power of economic models when explaining the activities of consumers, businesses, governments, and the economy in general. Learn all you need to know about supply and demand, equilibrium, inflation, growth, and international trade, as well as markets, competition, and the development of economic thought with The Rough Guide to Economics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgements.
1: The Basics.
2: What is Economics?.
3: The Economic Mindset: Homo Economicus vs. Behavioural Economics.
4: Markets and Competition: The Invisible Hand.
5: Demand.
6: Production and Supply.
7: Markets, Equilibrium and the Welfare Theorems.
8: Market and Government Failure.
9: Externalities and Public Goods.
10: Monopoly.
11: Further Topics in Microeconomics.
12: Game Theory and Oligopoly.
13: Information and Contracting.
14: The Economics of Finance.
15: Macroeconomics – “The Economy”.
16: Basics of National Income Accounting.
17: Economic Growth.
18: The Classical Model.
19: The Great Depression and Keynes.
20: The Phillips Curve, Friedman, and Monetarism.
21: Open-Economy Macroeconomics.
22: Hot Topics.
23: Globalization and International Trade.
24: Development Economics.
25: The Financial Crisis of 2007–8.
Resources.
Books.
Websites.
Index.
Picture Credits.
Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgements.
1: The Basics.
2: What is Economics?.
3: The Economic Mindset: Homo Economicus vs. Behavioural Economics.
4: Markets and Competition: The Invisible Hand.
5: Demand.
6: Production and Supply.
7: Markets, Equilibrium and the Welfare Theorems.
8: Market and Government Failure.
9: Externalities and Public Goods.
10: Monopoly.
11: Further Topics in Microeconomics.
12: Game Theory and Oligopoly.
13: Information and Contracting.
14: The Economics of Finance.
15: Macroeconomics – “The Economy”.
16: Basics of National Income Accounting.
17: Economic Growth.
18: The Classical Model.
19: The Great Depression and Keynes.
20: The Phillips Curve, Friedman, and Monetarism.
21: Open-Economy Macroeconomics.
22: Hot Topics.
23: Globalization and International Trade.
24: Development Economics.
25: The Financial Crisis of 2007–8.
Resources.
Books.
Websites.
Index.
Picture Credits.
Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgements.
1: The Basics.
2: What is Economics?.
3: The Economic Mindset: Homo Economicus vs. Behavioural Economics.
4: Markets and Competition: The Invisible Hand.
5: Demand.
6: Production and Supply.
7: Markets, Equilibrium and the Welfare Theorems.
8: Market and Government Failure.
9: Externalities and Public Goods.
10: Monopoly.
11: Further Topics in Microeconomics.
12: Game Theory and Oligopoly.
13: Information and Contracting.
14: The Economics of Finance.
15: Macroeconomics – “The Economy”.
16: Basics of National Income Accounting.
17: Economic Growth.
18: The Classical Model.
19: The Great Depression and Keynes.
20: The Phillips Curve, Friedman, and Monetarism.
21: Open-Economy Macroeconomics.
22: Hot Topics.
23: Globalization and International Trade.
24: Development Economics.
25: The Financial Crisis of 2007–8.
Resources.
Books.
Websites.
Index.
Picture Credits.
Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgements.
1: The Basics.
2: What is Economics?.
3: The Economic Mindset: Homo Economicus vs. Behavioural Economics.
4: Markets and Competition: The Invisible Hand.
5: Demand.
6: Production and Supply.
7: Markets, Equilibrium and the Welfare Theorems.
8: Market and Government Failure.
9: Externalities and Public Goods.
10: Monopoly.
11: Further Topics in Microeconomics.
12: Game Theory and Oligopoly.
13: Information and Contracting.
14: The Economics of Finance.
15: Macroeconomics – “The Economy”.
16: Basics of National Income Accounting.
17: Economic Growth.
18: The Classical Model.
19: The Great Depression and Keynes.
20: The Phillips Curve, Friedman, and Monetarism.
21: Open-Economy Macroeconomics.
22: Hot Topics.
23: Globalization and Interna