A Dictionary of Economics

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Business & Economics - 507 pages
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This second edition provides comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date coverage of economics, with fully updated entries on developments such as e-commerce and the euro. The author, a leading academic in his field, provides over 2,500 clear and jargon-free definitions of all the terms likely to be encountered by school and university students. All aspects of economic theory, from microeconomics to public finance and international trade are covered, as well as international coverage of economic organizations and institutions. Mathematical and statistical terms widely used in economics, as well as words in related areas such as business and finance, are also covered. Appendices cover the Greek alphabet and the winners of the nobel prize for economics. Anyone who comes into contact with economic terms will find this dictionary an indispensable source of reference.

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Edited by Black (emeritus, Univ. of Exeter, UK) since the release of the first edition in 1997, this dictionary remains a reliable and straightforward resource on the topic of economics for students ... Read full review

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John Black read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford. He was Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Merton College, Oxford, from 1957 to 1966, and Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Exeter from 1967 to 1996. He has been Assistant Associate or Production Editor of the Review of Economic Studies between 1958 and 1971, of the Economic Journal from 1971 to 1980, and of Economic Policy from 1985 to 1995. He has written he Economics of Modern Britain, Essential Mathematics forEconomists (with J.F. Bradley), and Housing Policy and Finance (with D.C. Stafford), and has helped to edit books for the International Economics Study Group and the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He took early retirement in 1984 to concentrate on editorial work, and is now an Emeritus Professor of the University of Exeter, and Honorary Departmental Fellow at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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