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The Penguin Dictionary of Economics

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This ideal compendium for students, professionals, and general readers contains more than 150 new entries. Concise and detailed, with extensive cross-referencing, this new edition offers accessible, wide-ranging information on the world of economics. Entries include:

--key economic and statistical terms
--economic theory
--applied economics and institutions, illustrated
Paperback, Fifth Edition, 464 pages
Published October 6th 1992 by Puffin (first published January 30th 1973)
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Amit Mishra
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Economics is a pretty clumsy and complex subject you need proper guidance to understand the basics of it. The penguin dictionary of Economics describes all the key terms of economics in detail. We can not find these economic terms in a genral dictionary so easily. This book is essential for the students and professors of economics.
Dennis Littrell
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Handy and dense

This, the Fourth Edition of The Economist's handy publication, is not a dictionary in the ordinary sense of the term. There is no pronunciation guide and most of the entries are phrases, not single words, e.g., "circular flow of money," "durable goods," "Gibrat's law," "marginal utility," "theory of games," etc. The "definitions" are more like explanations, some of them quite elaborate. Nobel laureate economists are included as well as distinguished economists from the past. Disti
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Oct 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: economics
As always--- a well-done reference guide from Penguin, and one that belongs on a desk shelf if you're doing any kind of graduate work in political economy, econ. history, or economics. ...more
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Designed to enhance economic discourse through the definitions of a myriad of economic terms, a companion to other literature in this discipline...
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