Understanding the World Economy: Global Issues Shaping the Future / Edition 1

Understanding the World Economy: Global Issues Shaping the Future / Edition 1

by Tony Cleaver
     
 

Economic principles can sometimes seem inaccessible. This jargon-free text is designed to help the non-specialist understand why these principles are important and how they are driving events in the world today. Special attention is given to establishing the importance of economics in the context of global changein the real world. Key theories are illustrated in

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Economic principles can sometimes seem inaccessible. This jargon-free text is designed to help the non-specialist understand why these principles are important and how they are driving events in the world today. Special attention is given to establishing the importance of economics in the context of global changein the real world. Key theories are illustrated in comtemporary settings and explained in non-technical language. The book will be particularly useful to those who are new to economics and whose interest goes beyond the national economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415128162
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefrace to the second edition
Introduction1
1Command, market and mixed economies9
2The transition economies32
3Microeconomics and macroeconomics53
4Unemployment and inflation68
5Free trade, regional agreements and strategic policies91
6Customs unions and common markets108
7Money, banking and international finance125
8Exchange rates and currency union144
9The economics of oil168
10Foreign debt, financial crises and international policemen192
11Development, growth and Asian dragons209
12Environmental economics: sustaining spaceship earth236
Conclusion: into the twenty-first century256
Index262

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