A Dictionary of Economics

A Dictionary of Economics

by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles
     
 

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This authoritative and comprehensive dictionary contains clear, concise definitions of over 3,400 key economic terms, covering all aspects of the field, including economic theory, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labor economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, and environmental economics. There is strong coverage of international

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This authoritative and comprehensive dictionary contains clear, concise definitions of over 3,400 key economic terms, covering all aspects of the field, including economic theory, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labor economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, and environmental economics. There is strong coverage of international trade and many entries on economic organizations and institutions from around the world. Fully revised to keep up with this fast-moving field, this new edition expands the coverage to include terms relevant to the financial crisis, such as black swan, credit crunch, Northern Rock, and Iceland, making this dictionary the most up-to-date available. Entries are supplemented by web links which are regularly updated on a companion website.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199696321
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/04/2012
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
742,153
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

John Black was a Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Merton College, Oxford and is now an Emeritus Professor of the University of Exeter. Nigar Hashimzade is Professor of Economics at the University of Reading. Gareth Myles is Professor of Economics at the University of Exeter and a Research Fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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