9780192853455

Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780192853455

  • ISBN10:

    0192853457

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-03-05
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Here Partha Dasgupta, an internationally recognized authority in economics, presents readers with a solid introduction to its basic concepts, including efficiency, equity, sustainability, dynamic equilibrium, property rights, markets, and public goods. Throughout, he highlights the relevance of economics to everyday life, providing a very human exploration of a technical subject. Dasgupta covers enduring issues such as population growth, the environment, and poverty. For example, he explores how the world's looming population problems affect us at the local, national, and international level. Economics has the capacity to offer us deep insights into some of the most formidable problems of life. Here, Dasgupta goes beyond the basics to show it's innate effects on our history, culture, and lifestyles.

Author Biography

Partha Dasgupta is the Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. x
List of illustrationsp. xiii
List of tablesp. xiv
Prologuep. 1
Macroeconomic historyp. 14
Trustp. 30
Communitiesp. 64
Marketsp. 72
Science and Technology as institutionsp. 90
Households and firmsp. 100
Sustainable economic developmentp. 117
Social well-being and democratic governmentp. 139
Epiloguep. 158
Further readingp. 161
Indexp. 163
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