Guide to Economic Indicators: Making Sense of Economics

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 26, 2011 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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The ultimate resource for understanding and interpreting important economic figures

Economic indicators are increasingly complicated to compute and comprehend. Yet in today's challenging economic environment, economic indicators are also more important than ever. This highly accessible seventh edition of the Guide to Economic Indicators presents the complicated subject of economic indicators in a conversational tone, helping readers to quickly gain an understanding of economic indicators, including why they're important, how to interpret them, and their reliability in predicting future economic performance. The book

  • Describes how economic indicators can be manipulated to demonstrate almost any business cycle
  • Examines how GDP, invisible balances, the terms of trade, and unemployment are used to interpret economic data
  • Includes over ninety tables and charts

Fully updated and revised, the Guide to Economic Indicators, 7th Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone searching for a clear explanation of the world's underlying economic realities.

  

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Contents

Interpreting economic indicators
1
Essential mechanics
12
Measuring economic activity
28
Growth trends and cycles
41
Population employment and unemployment
60
Fiscal indicators
75
Consumers
89
Investment and savings
100
Industry and commerce
112
The balance of payments
131
Exchange rates
154
Money and financial markets
174
Prices and wages
195
Useful websites
228
Index
233
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