Economics: The Basics

ISBN: 9780415571098
Publisher: Routledge
Edition: 2
Publication Date: 2010-12-23
Number of pages: 272
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Now in its second edition, Economics: The Basics provides an engaging and topical introduction to the key issues in contemporary economics. Fully updated to take into account the economic recession, changing patterns in world trade, housing and currency markets, this book covers fundamental issues, including:

How different economic systems function

The boom and bust cycle of market economies

The impact of emerging markets

How price, supply and demand interact

The role of the banking and finance industry

Whether we can emerge from recession and reduce poverty

The impact of economics on the environment

With a glossary of terms, suggestions for further reading and new case studies covering subjects including the sub-prime mortgage crisis, changing commodity prices and speculative bubbles, this comprehensive and accessible guide is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how economics works.

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