A Dictionary of Economics
OUP Oxford, Jan 22, 2009 - Business & Economics - 505 pages
An authoritative and comprehensive dictionary containing 2,500 key economic terms with clear, concise definitions. It covers all aspects of economics including economic theory, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labour economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, environmental economics, and many others. There is strong coverage of international trade and many entries on economic organizations and institutions from around the world. This edition contains expanded coverage of common econometric concepts and highlights major theoretical concepts including agency, competition, equilibrium. Fully revised and updated, this edition now features recommended web links at entry level. These links are a valuable source of extra information and they are conveniently accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Economics companion web page. The new appendix of institutional acronyms provides details for each organization, including the website of each to aid further research. With an A-Z format, this book is as ideal for browsing as it is useful for quick reference, and it remains an essential guide for students and teachers of economics, business, and finance, as well as professional economists and anyone who has to deal with economic data.
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A dictionary of economicsUser Review - Book Verdict
Edited by Black (emeritus, Univ. of Exeter, UK) since the release of the first edition in 1997, this dictionary remains a reliable and straightforward resource on the topic of economics for students and lay persons. Boasting 2500 entries, it is comprehensive enough for advanced users, yet it uses simple language to keep concepts accessible to newcomers. The definitions themselves are concise; most run in the 60-word range and include an asterisk when terms are defined elsewhere in the volume. Readers will find that the concepts go beyond the scope of economics, including those of personal finance, investments, and financial markets. This new edition takes into account recent changes in the field, such as the advent of game-theory application. It is also "web linked," which means that Oxford hosts a free directory of the web sites cited in the appendix. Other appendixes include a guide to common acronyms, the Greek alphabet, and a list of Nobel Prize winners in economics. BOTTOM LINE This volume offers value and currency over Palgrave's new, expensive, eight-volume dictionary of the same name; Penguin's most recent equivalent is about the same age as Oxford's second edition of this dictionary; recommended for most libraries.-Katherine Mossman, Everett P.L., WA
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