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An invaluable resource for those considering and starting degree courses in Economics. It introduces readers to the core theories and techniques economics and presents some of the most interesting controversies and wider themes. It is an essential guide for those wanting to study the subject successfully.
GRAHAM MALLARD is a Ph.D. student and Part-time Tutor in the Department of Economics, University of Bath;as well asa Part-Time Environmental Economist for the consultancy firm Metroeconomica. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is author of Transport Economics: Theory, Application and Policy with Professor Stephen Glaister, CBE.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: STUDYING ECONOMICS Chapter One: What is economics? Chapter Two: Why study economics? Chapter Three: What to expect from your economics course Chapter Four: Studying economics successfully PART TWO: MICROECONOMICS, MACROECONOMICS AND ECONOMETRICS Chapter Five: Consumer Theory Chapter Six: Producer Theory Chapter Seven: Markets Chapter Eight: Government Chapter Nine: Specific markets Chapter Ten: Macroeconomic concepts Chapter Eleven: Long Run Macroeconomic Equilibrium – The Classical Model Chapter Twelve: Short Run Macroeconomic Equilibrium – A Keynesian Model Chapter Thirteen: Short Run and Long Run Macroeconomic Equilibrium Combined Chapter Fourteen: Unemployment Chapter Fifteen: Money and inflation Chapter Sixteen: Economic growth Chapter Seventeen: The economy in an international setting Chapter Eighteen: Intuitive econometrics and statistics PART THREE: THE HISTORY OF ECONOMICS Chapter Nineteen: The development of economic thought Chapter Twenty: Key Thinkers PART FOUR: KEY TERMS AND CONCEPTS Chapter Twenty-one: Key terms and concepts PART FIVE: RESOURCES FOR LEARNING Chapter Twenty-two: Recommended resources GLOSSARY INDEX