A Dictionary of Economics

A Dictionary of Economics

by John Black
     
 

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A Dictionary of Economics is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date reference on economics available. Here, John Black provides clear and jargon-free definitions for over 4,000 entries. including the most recent terms and concerts in economics as well as providing international coverage of economic organizations and institutions.

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A Dictionary of Economics is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date reference on economics available. Here, John Black provides clear and jargon-free definitions for over 4,000 entries. including the most recent terms and concerts in economics as well as providing international coverage of economic organizations and institutions.

This handy volume covers all aspects of economic theory. from microeconomics to public finance and international trade. Succinct explanations are given for mathematical and statistical terms widely used in economics. as well as words from related areas such as business and finance. Anyone wanting a quick and complete guide to the sometimes confusing and convoluted terms associated with economics will find A Dictionary of Economics an indispensable source of reference in the classroom, home, or office.

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Edited by Black (emeritus, Univ. of Exeter, UK) since the release of the first edition in 1997, this dictionary remains a reliable and straightforward resource on the topic of economics for students and lay persons. Boasting 2500 entries, it is comprehensive enough for advanced users, yet it uses simple language to keep concepts accessible to newcomers. The definitions themselves are concise; most run in the 60-word range and include an asterisk when terms are defined elsewhere in the volume. Readers will find that the concepts go beyond the scope of economics, including those of personal finance, investments, and financial markets. This new edition takes into account recent changes in the field, such as the advent of game-theory application. It is also "web linked," which means that Oxford hosts a free directory of the web sites cited in the appendix. Other appendixes include a guide to common acronyms, the Greek alphabet, and a list of Nobel Prize winners in economics. BOTTOM LINE This volume offers value and currency over Palgrave's new, expensive, eight-volume dictionary of the same name; Penguin's most recent equivalent is about the same age as Oxford's second edition of this dictionary; recommended for most libraries.—Katherine Mossman, Everett P.L., WA


—Katherine Mossman

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ISBN-13:
9780191579783
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
01/22/2009
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Meet the Author

John Black is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Exeter, and Honorary Departmental Fellow at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has written he Economics of Modern Britain, Essential Mathematics for Economists (with J.F. Bradley), and Housing Policy and Finance (with D.C. Stafford), and has helped to edit books for the International Economics Study Group and the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

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