The Economics Book

The Economics Book Author DK
ISBN-10 9780241199336
Year 2014-12-19
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to economics Bring economics to life with The Economics Book, an essential guide to more that 100 of the big ideas in economic theory and practice covering everything from ancient theories right up to cutting-edge modern developments. From Aristotle to John Maynard Keynes and beyond, all the greatest economists and their theories are featured and the innovative graphics, step-by-step summaries and mind maps help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts. The Economics Book is perfect for economic students and anyone who has an interest in how economies work.

The Economics Book

The Economics Book Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465438409
Year 2014-12-19
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The Economics Book clearly and simply explains more than one hundred groundbreaking ideas in economics, from the earliest experiences of trade to global economic crises. Using easy-to-follow graphics and artworks, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text, The Economics Book makes abstract concepts of money and trade concrete. The Economics Book includes innovative ideas from the history of economics, from Thomas Aquinas' rules of markets and morality to Jeffrey Sachs' theories on international debt relief. Learn about the earliest ideas in economics, such as property rights and the function of money, and progress to present-day economic thought, from explanations on economic bubbles to the relationship between economics and the environment. The Economics Book includes: - More than 100 key ideas and principles in economic thought, from antiquity to present day - Brief biographies and context boxes to give the full historical context of each idea - A reference section with a glossary of economic terms and a directory of economic thinkers The clear and concise summaries, graphics, and quotations in The Economics Book will help even the complete novice understand the fascinating world of economic thought.

The Economics Book

The Economics Book Author Niall Kishtainy
ISBN-10 0756698278
Year 2012
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Dk Pub
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"Reveals the many ideas and schools of economics that have emerged since trading first began in ancient times."--Front jacket flap.

The Economics of the Roman Stone Trade

The Economics of the Roman Stone Trade Author Ben Russell
ISBN-10 9780199656394
Year 2014-01
Pages 449
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Russell provides an examination of the production, distribution, and use of carved stone objects in the Roman world. Focusing on the market for stone and its supply, he offers an assessment of the practicalities of stone transport and how the relationship between producer and customer functioned even over considerable distances.

Economics

Economics Author Partha Dasgupta
ISBN-10 9780192853455
Year 2007-02-22
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, this work describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. Along the way, it provides an introduction to key economic factors and concepts such as individual choices, national policies, and equity.

The Economics of Liberty

The Economics of Liberty Author Llewellyn H. Rockwell
ISBN-10 9780945466086
Year 1990
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher Ludwig von Mises Institute
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This collection of short, entertaining, and educational articles exposes how government interference with the economy violates individual liberty, leads to inefficiencies, and rewards special interests. This collection appeared in 1991 and it holds up very well. Some people swear that this is one of the best collections ever printed by the Mises Institute. At $5 for a book of nearly 400 pages, this is a wonderful deal, an excellent introduction to the Mises Institute way of understanding the world. Its not wonder that Roy Childs wrote of this book: "The great virtue of the volume is the excellent interaction between first principles and current events.... rational, zippy, to the point, informative with facts and figures, and based soundly on the first principles of liberty and the free market.... you can take your time reading them, using them as a bed book that you can dip into at will, and learn a lot of information in a short time. And the book sizzles." Contributors include Murray Rothbard, Walter Block, David Gordon, Robert Higgs, and Tom Bethell.

Supply Chain Network Economics

Supply Chain Network Economics Author Anna Nagurney
ISBN-10 1781008558
Year 2006-01-01
Pages 413
Language en
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
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This book is the first to bring an economics perspective in a rigorous manner to complex decision-making in the management of supply chains. It provides the foundations for the modeling of the interrelationships among decision-makers in supply chains, ranging from manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, to the consumers, assuming individualized behavior. The models handle both competition and cooperation and provide the resulting product flows and prices in the chains. A unique network economics perspective is brought to the issue, setting the book apart from the numerous management and operations research volumes available. After an introduction of the theoretical foundations, the book then extends and applies the theory to energy supply chains in the form of electric power generation and distribution networks. The relationships between electric power supply chains and transportation networks are vividly captured through theoretical results and the solution of practical examples. The book then explores environmental supply chain and financial networks with intermediation, which are interpreted as supply chains and also solved as such. Throughout, the underlying theme is that of transportation networks and how the relationships between supply chain networks and the more established theory of transportation network equilibria can be applied and exploited for logistic-type applications. Economists and transportation researchers will find the book's theory and applications of great interest. Operations researchers and management scientists as well as practitioners in business logistics will be interested in the book's methodological and practical tools.

Identity Economics

Identity Economics Author George A. Akerlof
ISBN-10 9781400834181
Year 2010-01-21
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Identity Economics provides an important and compelling new way to understand human behavior, revealing how our identities--and not just economic incentives--influence our decisions. In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel Prize-winner George Akerlof a letter insisting that his most recent paper was wrong. Identity, she argued, was the missing element that would help to explain why people--facing the same economic circumstances--would make different choices. This was the beginning of a fourteen-year collaboration--and of Identity Economics. The authors explain how our conception of who we are and who we want to be may shape our economic lives more than any other factor, affecting how hard we work, and how we learn, spend, and save. Identity economics is a new way to understand people's decisions--at work, at school, and at home. With it, we can better appreciate why incentives like stock options work or don't; why some schools succeed and others don't; why some cities and towns don't invest in their futures--and much, much more. Identity Economics bridges a critical gap in the social sciences. It brings identity and norms to economics. People's notions of what is proper, and what is forbidden, and for whom, are fundamental to how hard they work, and how they learn, spend, and save. Thus people's identity--their conception of who they are, and of who they choose to be--may be the most important factor affecting their economic lives. And the limits placed by society on people's identity can also be crucial determinants of their economic well-being.

A Handbook of Cultural Economics

A Handbook of Cultural Economics Author Ruth Towse
ISBN-10 9780857930576
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 456
Language en
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
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The second edition of this widely acclaimed and extensively cited collection of original contributions by specialist authors reflects changes in the field of cultural economics over the last eight years. Thoroughly revised chapters alongside new topics and contributors bring the Handbook up-to-date, taking into account new research, literature and the impact of new technologies in the creative industries. The book covers a range of topics encompassing the creative industries as well as the economics of the arts and culture, and includes chapters on: economics of art (including auctions, markets, prices, anthropology), artists' labour markets, creativity and the creative economy, cultural districts, cultural value, globalization and international trade, the internet, media economics, museums, non-profit organisations, opera, performance indicators, performing arts, publishing, regulation, tax expenditures, and welfare economics.

The Rhetoric of Economics

The Rhetoric of Economics Author Deirdre N. McCloskey
ISBN-10 0299158136
Year 1998-05-15
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Press
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A classic in its field, this pathbreaking book humanized the scientific rhetoric of economics to reveal its literary soul. Economics needs to admit that it, like other sciences, works with metaphors and stories. Its most mathematical and statistical moments are properly dominated by comparison and narration, that is to say, human persuasion. The book was McCloskey's opening move in the development of a "humanomics," and unification of the sciences and the humanities on the field of ordinary business life.

A Dictionary of Economics

A Dictionary of Economics Author John Black
ISBN-10 9780199696321
Year 2012-03-15
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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"Visit www.oup.com/uk/reference/resources/economics to find recommended web links for many entries"--P. 4 of cover.

City Economics

City Economics Author Brendan OFLAHERTY
ISBN-10 9780674041615
Year 2009-06-30
Pages 601
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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This introductory but innovative textbook on the economics of cities is aimed at students of urban and regional policy as well as of undergraduate economics. It deals with standard topics, including automobiles, mass transit, pollution, housing, and education but it also discusses non-standard topics such as segregation, water supply, sewers, garbage, fire prevention, housing codes, homelessness, crime, illicit drugs, and economic development.