A refreshingly straightforward textbook that reinforces understanding of economic theory by placing student experiences at the heart of learning. Easy to follow concepts are presented at an appropriate pace and in a relevant and engaging manner, while still covering all the essential material needed on an introductory economics module.
What sorts of people are unemployed and why? How safe are banks? Should we aim to have no pollution? Why do wages vary so much? Are you interested in debating the answers to these sorts of questions? This book is. Student understanding of economic theory is reinforced throughout this textbook by placing their experiences at the heart of learning. Easy to follow concepts are presented at an appropriate pace, and in a relevant and engaging manner. Students can easily dip in and out of the material without forfeiting their understanding of topics as a whole through the use of innovative pedagogy such as regular re-cap features and convenient summary sections. Covering purely the essential topics needed on an introductory economics module, Economics is refreshingly straightforward with concise explanations and clear navigation throughout. Students do not have to waste time and effort wading through superfluous material. More concise, focused, and affordable than other offerings, this is exactly the textbook students' need. A truly economical textbook!
Accompanied by an Online Resource Centre comprising: For students: MCQs Oxford NewsNow Web links, Flashcard glossary For lecturers: Test bank Customisable PowerPoint slides
is emeritus Professor of Public Economics at the University of Stirling. He studied economics at the University of Oxford and the University of York. His main research interest has always been the economics of central and local government finance: he has published widely in this field, and has been consulted by ministers and officials in 20 countries, including China, much of Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom, often acting as a consultant to the World Bank or the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. He has always had a keen interest in teaching as well as research, and enjoys teaching in all areas of the subject.