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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Economics Companion

ISBN 9780230235694
Publication Date December 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Student Companions Series

An invaluable resource for those considering and starting degree courses in Economics. It introduces readers to the core theories and techniques of economics and presents some of the most interesting controversies and wider themes. It is an essential guide for those wanting to study the subject successfully.

GRAHAM MALLARD teaches Economics at Marlborough College and is a researcher in the Department of Economics at the University of Bath, UK. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, is the author of Transport Economics: Theory, Application and Policy with Professor Stephen Glaister CBE, and is waiting to receive his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bath.

PART I: WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT AND HOW TO STUDY IT
What is Economics?
Why Study Economics?
What to Expect From Your Economics Course
Studying Economics Successfully
PART II: INTRODUCING SMALLER-SCALE ANALYSIS – THE MICROECONOMIC WORLD
What Consumers Buy
How Much Producers Make and Sell
When Consumers and Producers Interact
When the Interaction Goes Wrong
PART III: INTRODUCING LARGER-SCALE ANALYSIS: THE MACROECONOMIC WORLD
The Size of the Economy
Demand and Supply but on a Bigger Scale
Unemployment, Money and Inflation
The Economy in its International Setting
PART IV: HOW IT HAS ALL COME ABOUT
The Evolution of Economics Itself
The Masters of the Subject
PART V: WHERE ELSE TO LOOK
Recommended Resources
INDEX.

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This is a superb guide to what the successful study of economics at university involves. It will be most helpful to anyone contemplating the study of economics, and very useful for the study of economics.' Malcolm Sawyer, Professor of Economics at Leeds University Business School
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