Applied Economics / Edition 12

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Overview

Applied Economics is ideal for undergraduates studying economics, business studies, management and the social sciences. It is also suitable for those studying professional courses, HND and A-level courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273736905
  • Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/9/2012
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 728

Table of Contents

Guided tour
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Changes in the UK economic structure 1
Pt. I Theory of the firm 27
2 Company accounts as a source of financial information 29
3 Firm objectives and firm behaviour 47
4 The small firm 62
5 Mergers and acquisitions in the growth of the firm 74
6 Oligopoly 98
7 The multinational corporation 114
8 Privatization and deregulation 138
9 Pricing in practice 154
Pt. II Environmental, regional and social economics 169
10 The economics of the environment 171
11 Regional and urban policy 193
12 Transport 218
13 Social policy 240
14 Distribution of income and wealth 259
15 Trade unions, wages and collective bargaining 276
Pt. III Macroeconomics 301
16 Consumption and saving 303
17 Investment 320
18 Public expenditure 333
19 Taxation 347
20 Money and EMU 370
21 Financial institutions and markets 401
22 Inflation 430
23 Unemployment 450
24 Managing the economy 470
Pt. IV International economics 497
25 Globalization 499
26 Exchange rates 523
27 United Kingdom trade performance 543
28 Free trade, regional trading blocs and protectionism 566
29 The European Union 581
30 Transition economies 609
A guide to sources 635
Notes on contributors 645
Index 647
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