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Palgrave Macmillan

The Economics Companion

ISBN 9780230235694
Publication Date December 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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

Reviews

'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.' Malcolm Sawyer, Professor of Economics, University of Leeds, UK
'''The Economics Companion' should be recommended to any student of economics who wishes to get a richer and more nuanced introduction to our discipline than is typically provided in standard introductory texts and courses.' Nick Weaver, School of Social Sciences: Economics, University of Manchester, UK
'Graham Mallard's''Economics Companion'' is for economics students what the Lonely Planet travel guides are for adventurers. Mallard is an expert, curious, passionate voyager who knows the economics landscapes - academic and real world - and can describe them succinctly in ways that make you confident and eager to see the sights. Like the best guides, he shows you what to look for, but also encourages you to question his directions and to find a personal path that helps you make sense of economics. If you are studying economics, or even thinking about taking that journey, take Mallard along.' Avi J. Cohen, Professor of Economics, York University, Canada
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