1st Edition

Problems of Economic Policy (Routledge Revivals)

By Keith Hartley Copyright 1977
    234 Pages
    by Routledge

    238 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1977, this is an applied economics text, in which the basic theory of any introductory economics couurse is applied to a whole range of UK macro- and micro-economic policy issues. The book is designed specifically for first and second year university students, with the aim of demonstrating the  relevance of theory to policy, how theory  can be applied to policy problems and, in the process, to improve their understanding of the theory itself.

    Part 1: Methodology  1. The Economists' Approach to Policy Problems  2. Why do Governments Intervene in the Economy  3. An Alternative Explanation of Public Policies: An Economic Theory of Politics  Part 2: Macro-Economic Policy  4. Unemployment  5. Inflation  6. The Balance of Payments  7. Economic Growth  Part 3. Micro-Economic Policy  8. Price Controls, Markets and Income Distribution  9. Large Firms, Mergers and Public Policy  10. Monopoly, Mergers and Public Policy  1. Monopoly, Bureaucracy and Competition in the Public Sector  12. Subsidy Policy and the Regions  13. Subsidy Policy and Lame Ducks


    Keith Hartley