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Economics: The Basics
Tony Cleaver
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Economics: The Basics

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Now in its second edition, Economics: The Basics provides an engaging and topical introduction to the key issues in contemporary economics. Fully updated to take into account the economic recession, changing patterns in world trade, housing and currency markets, this book covers fundamental issues, including:

How different economic systems function

The boom and bust cycle of
ebook, 272 pages
Published November 15th 2010 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2004)
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Alejandro Shirvani
This has a bit more to it than the usual economics for non-economists book: it goes in to more detail and although aimed at beginners it covers university level concepts albeit in a non-mathematical, theoretical way. Possibly for the novice some parts may move quickly but this would be an excellent companion for the A-level student interested in getting on top of the concepts before going to uni or as a refresher for someone that has already studied the subject. There's a good description of the ...more
Gareth Jones
Good overview of the main topics of a subject which I had very little prior knowledge.
Michelle Tran
Nov 25, 2011 Michelle Tran rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book was a good introduction to economics for those who don't know much about the field already (like me). However, even then, the subject matter seems to be glossed over. Otherwise, Cleaver provided very good insight on the relevance of economic policies to current news-worthy events (eg. like the economic crash of 07).
Andrea Aramu
Nov 16, 2011 Andrea Aramu rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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It's OK to revise concepts already studied. However it is difficult to understand if you are new to the subject.
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