Economics: The Basics / Edition 2

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"Through case studies ranging from the coffee plantations of El Salvador to the international oil industry and the economic slowdown in Japan, this book addresses the fundamental theoretical and practical issues in economics." This accessible guidebook is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how economics works and why it is important.
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"As part of the Routledge series 'The Basics,' Cleaver (Univ. of Durham, UK) has updated his 2004 edition to include an engaging, informative first chapter on the recent worldwide financial crisis... Lucid writing and an international perspective differentiate this book from similar surveys such as Economics for the Rest of Us by Moshe Adler (CH, Jun'10, 47-5754), Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan (CH, Oct'10, 48-1001), and The Little Book of Economics by Greg Ip (CH, Apr'11, 48-4591). Recommended." — M. H. Maier, Glendale Community College. (CHOICE August 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415571098
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/12/2011
  • Series: Basics Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,265,155
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Cleaver is a Visiting Lecturer at the Universidad de los Andes and at el Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración (CESA) in Bogota, Colombia. He was previously Senior Teaching Fellow in Economics at the University of Durham, UK.

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Table of Contents

1 Wealth and poverty 1
2 Prices, markets and coffee 22
3 The business of supply 48
4 Inflation and unemployment - boom and bust 78
5 Money, banks, bubbles and crises 111
6 National income, world trade and multinational enterprise 139
7 Can we reduce poverty and protect the environment? 175
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