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1st Edition

Economics: The Key Concepts

ISBN 9780415400572
Published July 16, 2007 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

An A-Z of contemporary economics in all its forms, Economics: the Key Concepts is an affordable, accessible reference for students, lecturers and economists at every level. The key topics explored include:

  • competition and monopoly
  • development economics
  • game theory
  • property rights
  • taxation.

Fully cross-referenced with extensive guides to further reading, this is the essential comprehensive pocket reference to the ideas, issues and practice of economics in the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

Capitalism  Contract Theory  Competition and Monopoly  Game Theory  Development Economics and Property Rights

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Donald Rutherford is Lecturer in Economics at the University of Edinburgh and the author of The Routledge Dictionary of Economics (2002).


'...more useful than a dictionary and certainly more interesting!' – The Bookseller

'A useful supporting text that is likely to engender lively discussion and debate.'– Jacek Brant, University of London, UK

'Clearly this book will appeal to economics undergraduates, but furthermore to any course with an economics content.' – Tony Cleaver, University of Durham, UK