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Foundations of Economics

Author: Andrew Gillespie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198739885


Page: 688

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Is there more the government could do to help the UK economy grow faster? What will happen to house prices in the future? Is competition good for consumers? An understanding of economics will not just help you to understand the world around you, it will also help you to make sense of the issues that directly affect you. Foundations of Economics is an essential introduction to the subject designed specifically with undergraduate students in mind. The author's highly accessible and engaging writing style is combined with a wealth of questions, examples, reflection points, and case studies to ensure students fully understand key topics, and are able to develop and apply their knowledge throughout. The book is divided into two clear parts to help students navigate and connect the main principles of economics. Part one focuses on microeconomics and individual markets, by analysing topics such as demand, supply, costs, competition, and the free market. This ensures students have a sound grasp of the key microeconomic theories underpinning the subject. The second part of the book then tackles macroeconomic issues and the wider economy, by exploring contemporary topics including fiscal policy, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and international trade. The fourth edition offers increased coverage of European and international issues, including more comparative examples between the UK and other global economies and two new sections on the role of the European Central bank and on austerity. To further build the accessibility of the book more step-by-step numerical examples have been included to demonstrate the application of theory, as well as additional real-world case studies of varied lengths, including some longer end of chapter cases that enable students to test and apply their understanding in more detail. The book offers a wealth of carefully designed learning tools to build a sound knowledge of economics in a step-by-step approach. Both accessible and comprehensive, this is must-read textbook for those looking to understand more about a subject that has a real and significant impact on our day-to-day lives. Foundations of Economics is accompanied by a fully integrated Online Resource Centre, offering a range of supporting materials for students and registered lecturers. For students: - A regularly updated author's blog provides discussion of current economic issues allowing you to place your learning in context. - Revise each unit using the multiple choice questions designed to enhance your understanding and flag up any gaps in your knowledge. - Visual walkthroughs talk you through key concepts. - Additional advanced material helps you to build upon your knowledge of the topics discussed in the textbook. - Test your understanding of key micro and macroeconomics terms with the interactive flashcard glossaries. - An additional online chapter on business strategy provides material on broader business issues, such as PESTEL and SWOT analysis. - Useful web links have been included to aid research and understanding. - Comprehensive solutions to the 'put it into practice' questions. For registered lecturers: - Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations, or as hand-outs in class. - A comprehensive Instructor's manual includes answers to the end-of-unit questions together with suggestions for activities, and answers to the Case Study, Put into Practice, and Economics in Context boxes. - A customizable bank of questions is available to download and test your students.

Foundations of Economics

A Beginner's Companion

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134682603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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Foundations of Economics breathes life into the discipline by linking key economic concepts with wider debates and issues. By bringing to light delightful mind-teasers, philosophical questions and intriguing politics in mainstream economics, it promises to enliven an otherwise dry course whilst inspiring students to do well. The book covers all the main economic concepts and addresses in detail three main areas: * consumption and choice * production and markets * government and the State. Each is discussed in terms of what the conventional textbook says, how these ideas developed in historical and philosophical terms and whether or not they make sense. Assumptions about economics as a discipline are challenged, and several pertinent students' anxieties ('Should I be studying economics?') are discussed.

The Foundations of Economics

History and Theory in the Analysis of Economic Reality

Author: Walter Eucken

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642773184

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

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THE FIRST GERMAN edition of this book appeared in 1940. Since then the book has gone through five more editions and has been translated into Spanish and Italian. The present English translation is based on the sixth German edition. The author was Professor of Economics at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Professor Eucken was a student at a time when the Historical School dominated the teaching of econo mics at the German universities. Although, at the beginning of his career, he did some work along the lines of the Historical School, neither the ~ims nor the methods of historical research the field of economics as practised by the representatives in of the Historical School satisfied him; and the fact that the members of this school were unable to explain the causes of economic events such as the German inflation after World War I was an added reason for him to turn to economic theory. He became, among German economists, the foremost opponent of the Historical School, which he criticised in several publica tions. Through his wrItings and his teaching he contributed his share to the revival of interest in economic theory which was noticeable in the 'twenties. And he was one of the few economists left in Germany who helped to keep this interest alive during the 'thirties and during World War II. During this time he published Kapitaltheoretische Untersuchungen (1936), and the present volume, which immediately gave rise to an extensive discussion in German economic journals.

The Evolutionary Foundations of Economics

Author: Kurt Dopfer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139443234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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It is widely recognised that mainstream economics has failed to translate micro consistently into macro economics and to provide endogenous explanations for the continual changes in the economic system. Since the early 1980s, a growing number of economists have been trying to provide answers to these two key questions by applying an evolutionary approach. This new departure has yielded a rich literature with enormous variety, but the unifying principles connecting the various ideas and views presented are, as yet, not apparent. This 2005 volume brings together fifteen original articles from scholars - each of whom has made a significant contribution to the field - in their common effort to reconstruct economics as an evolutionary science. Using meso economics as an analytical entity to bridge micro and macro economics as well as static and dynamic realms, a unified economic theory emerges.

The Foundations of Economic Policy

Values and Techniques

Author: Nicola Acocella

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521586382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 519

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A user-friendly reinterpretation of market failure, using a wide range of modern techniques and perspectives.

Foundations of Economic Method

A Popperian Perspective

Author: Lawrence Boland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Many consider Foundations of Economic Method to be Lawrence Boland's best work. This updated edition is radically changed from the original and will be much appreciated by thinkers within economics. The book positions methodology vis-à-vis the current practice of economists and is all the better for it. Yet another book that not only deserves to be read by those within the field of economic methodology, but also by those involved in economics at all. Boland is back.

The New Value Controversy and the Foundations of Economics

Author: Alan Freeman,Andrew Kliman,Julian Wells

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781956199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

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The papers that comprise this collection introduce key advances in modern value theory. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium approaches are discussed alongside the theory behind abstract labour and money.

Foundations of Economics

Author: Robin Bade,Michael Parkin

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134516176

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 984

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For courses in Economics. Guide readers through the economic principles that will influence their financial decisions Foundations of Economics , 8th Edition introduces readers to the economic principles they can use to navigate the financial decisions of their futures. Each chapter concentrates on a manageable number of ideas, usually 3 to 4, with each reinforced several times throughout the text. This patient approach helps guide individuals through unfamiliar terrain and focus them on the most important concepts. The text does four core things to help readers grasp and apply economic principles: it motivates with compelling issues and questions, focuses on core ideas, offers concise points, and encourages learning with activities and practice questions. After completing this text, readers will have the foundational knowledge of how the economy works and can apply it to their lives going forward. Also available with MyLab Economics MyLab™ Economics is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Economics does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Economics, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Economics, search for: 0134641728 / 9780134641720 Foundations of Economics Plus MyLab Economics with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134486811 / 9780134486819 Foundations of Economics 0134518314 / 9780134518312 MyLab Economics with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Foundations of Economics

The Ethical Foundations of Economics

Author: John J. Piderit, SJ

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589018303

Category: Law

Page: 360

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Piderit explores the failures of mainstream economics and proposes an alternative grounded in natural law. His assessment is grounded in the Christian higher law tradition which assumes that objective standards known to human reason should govern society and individuals. This book demonstrates both the reasonableness of a distinguished ethical tradition and its capacity to address a wide range of ethical issues, economic as well as personal and social. Piderit emphasizes that natural law theory underlies the U.S. Constitution and informs Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish worship today.

Foundations of Economics

A Christian View

Author: Shawn Ritenour

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498271324

Category: Religion

Page: 564

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Foundations of Economics: A Christian View is an introduction to economics from an explicitly Christian perspective. It maintains that there is no conflict between Christian doctrine and economic science, properly understood. Therefore, Foundations of Economics has three goals: to demonstrate that the foundations of economic laws are derived from a Christian understanding of nature and humanity; to explain basic economic principles of the market economy and apply them to various economic problems, such as poverty and economic development; and to show the relationship between Christian ethics and economic policy. Foundations of Economics: A Christian View accomplishes these goals by rooting the fundamental principles of human action in the Christian doctrines of creation and humanity, and integrating them with the Christian ethic of private property. This volume explains the relevance of economics for fulfilling the cultural mandate set forth in the first two chapters of Genesis, by demonstrating how economics can help us in our task to be fruitful and multiply and have dominion over the earth, without spoiling creation, starving to death, or descending into a barbaric struggle for survival.

Essential Foundations of Economics

Author: Robin Bade,Michael Parkin

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134491974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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Revised edition of the authors' Foundations of economics, [2015]

Foundations of Economics

Author: David Begg

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe

ISBN: 9780077145606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 407

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Foundations of Economics, fifth edition is ideal for students taking introductory economics modules as part of an interdisciplinary course. Building on the success of the previous editions, the book provides accessible overviews of key economic topics, interweaving these with real-world examples and practical activities to equip students to think for themselves. Features of this edition include: Topical and up-to-date material, presented alongside real-world examples and policy problems Additional mini case studies on areas such as banking, youth unemployment, sport and the music industry, to demonstrate the practical application of economics in contemporary situations Consideration of the global financial crisis, European economy and recent policy developments Succinctly offering the proven quality, consistency and clarity of the parent text Economics ('The Student Bible', BBC Radio 4), Foundations of Economics, fifth edition is the essential text for today's non-specialist economics student. The book is accompanied by an excellent resource package at, which includes: For students: Interactive graphing tool, case studies, self-test questions, weblinks For lecturers: PowerPoint slides, lecture outlines, EZ Test Online test bank, videos & teaching notes, figures from the book, solutions to questions in the book & additional exam questions

Teaching the Ethical Foundations of Economics

Author: Jonathan B. Wight,John S. Morton

Publisher: Council for Economic Educat

ISBN: 9781561836482

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Contains 10 lessons that reintroduce an ethical dimension to economics. Students will learn about the important role ethics and character play in a market economy and how, in turn, markets influence ethical behavior.

Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law

Author: Steven Shavell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674043499

Category: Law

Page: 759

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In this book Steven Shavell provides an in-depth analysis and synthesis of the economic approach to the building blocks of our legal system, namely, property law, tort law, contract law, and criminal law. He also examines the litigation process as well as welfare economics and morality. Aimed at a broad audience, this book requires neither a legal background nor technical economics or mathematics to understand it. Because of its breadth, analytical clarity, and general accessibility, it is likely to serve as a definitive work in the economic analysis of law.

The Ideal Foundations of Economic Thought

Author: Werner Stark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135034826

Category: Reference

Page: 228

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Published in 1998, The Ideal Foundations of Economic Thought is a valuable contribution to the field of Sociology & Social Policy.

Foundations of Economic Value Added

Author: James L. Grant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047147181X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

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An updated look at the role of economic profit analysis in the process of wealth creation Grant explains the pivotal role of economic value added (EVA) in the theory of finance, how to measure EVA with standard accounting adjustments, how to use EVA to value companies and their stock, and how to use economic profit principles to identify wealth-creating firms, industries, and even market economies.

Theoretical Foundations of Law and Economics

Author: Mark D. White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521889553

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

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A book-length examination of the methodology and philosophy of law and economics.

Ancient Foundations of Economics in India

Author: Khushal Talaksi Shah

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economics

Page: 175

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Modeling Foundations of Economic Property Rights Theory

An Axiomatic Analysis of Economic Agreements

Author: Vesna Pasetta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540277846

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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This is an introduction to the foundations of economic property rights t- ory (EPRT). In this volume, a ?rst step in the EPRT research program, rules concerningeconomicpropertyrights(e. p. r. s),entrepreneurialagreements,and enterprises are discussed. Introduced concept of e. p. r. s is an extension of the traditional concept of pairing of residual rights of control and residual rights of returns in the economic theory. Its importance in economics is generated fromageneralimpossibilityofmakingacompletecontract,concerninge. p. r. s, for any nontrivial economic transaction. The volume o?ers a theoretical - tension of mathematical economics, applying recent results of Hopf algebras, quasi-Hopf algebras, representation theory, theory of categories, and defor- tion theories, in looking for suitable mathematical methodology of economic property rights theories and foundations of general theory of economic agr- ments. The idea is to construct a kind of mathematical application in which any fundamental formal entity and/or operation has an empirical economic interpretation. This approach is seen as a way to cope with an extreme c- plexity of economic phenomena under consideration and requests for precise formulationofmodelswheremeaningfulanswersandsolutionsofproblemsare only those which are obtained rigorously. The proposed extensions in ma- ematical economics and property rights theory are to provide rich enough foundations to follow complexity of economic property rights in the exact way, and to identify where there is an appropriate method providing a- quate solution, and also to ?nd problems where in general there is no such methodology.

Foundations of Economics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497033853

Category: Education

Page: 227

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