Economics : A very short introduction / Partha DasguptaPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2007Description: 172 páginas : ilustraciones, tablas ; 17 cmContent type: Media type: Carrier type: ISBN: 9780192853455Subject(s): Ciencias economicas | EconomiaDDC classification: 330
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Here Partha Dasgupta, an internationally recognized authority in economics, presents readers with a solid introduction to its basic concepts, including efficiency, equity, sustainability, dynamic equilibrium, property rights, markets, and public goods. Throughout, he highlights the relevance of economics to everyday life, providing a very human exploration of a technical subject. Dasgupta covers enduring issues such as population growth, the environment, and poverty. For example, he explores how the world's looming population problems affect us at the local, national, and international level.
Economics has the capacity to offer us deep insights into some of the most formidable problems of life. Here, Dasgupta goes beyond the basics to show it's innate effects on our history, culture, and lifestyles.
About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
Includes contents and index
Macroeconomic history. - - Trust. - - Communities. - - Markets. - - Science and technology as institutions. - - Households and firms. - - Sustainable economic development. - - Social well-being and democratic government.
Writing an introduction to economics is both easy and hard. It's easy because in one way or another we are all economists. No one, for example, has to explain to us what prices are -we face them every day. experts may have to explain why banks offer interest on saving deposits or why risk aversion is a tricky concept or why the way we measure wealth misses much of the point of measuring it, but none of these is an alien idea. As economics matters to us, we feel they are wrong. And we hold our views strongly because our ethics drive our politics and our politics inform our economics.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Preface (p. x)
- 6 Households and firms (p. 100)
- 7 Sustainable economic development (p. 117)
- 8 Social well-being and democratic government (p. 139)
- Epilogue (p. 158)
- Further reading (p. 161)
- Index (p. 163)
- List of illustrations (p. xiii)
- List of tables (p. xiv)
- Prologue (p. 1)
- 1 Macroeconomic history (p. 14)
- 2 Trust (p. 30)
- 3 Communities (p. 64)
- 4 Markets (p. 72)
- 5 Science and Technology as institutions (p. 90)