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:
Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, Partha Dasgupta describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. He compares the obstacles facing them, and the processes that shape their lives, their families, and their futures. He shows how economics uncovers these processes, finds explanations for them, and how it forms policies and solutions. Along the way, Dasgupta provides an intelligent and accessible introduction to key economic factors and concepts such as individual choices, national policies, efficiency, equity, development, sustainability, dynamic equilibrium, property rights, markets, and public goods.
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)
- 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)
- 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)