Surfing Economics

Surfing Economics

by Huw David Dixon


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Surfing Economics is a collection of essays by one of Europe's leading young economists. These essays are written to bring to life in a non-technical manner some of the fundamental ideas and concepts in contemporary economics, including new Keynesian economics, the natural rate, bounded rationality, social learning and the meaning of economics. Whilst primarily written for the undergraduate student, these essays will entertain and enlighten economists of all ages. Above all, the essays convey the enthusiasm and excitement of Huw Dixon for economics along with his valuable insights into the subject. Just the thing to brighten up your reading lists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333760611
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 07/06/2001
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

HUW DIXON is one of a new generation of outstanding academic economists who has already made a significant contribution to economic thought and is seen as an innovative and creative economist. Huw is Professor of Economics at the University of York.

Table of Contents

Introduction: On Being an Economist.- Equilibrium and Explanation.- Some Thoughts on Artificial Intelligence and Economic Theory.- Oligopoly Theory Made Simple.- Reflections on New Keynesian Economics: the Role of Imperfect Competition.- Of Coconuts, Decomposition and a Jackass: A Geneology of the Natural Rate of Unemployment.

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