Dictionary Of Economics

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9780091743451: Dictionary Of Economics

This dictionary is designed to be a comprehensive and concise reference guide for anyone who wants to follow the economic discussions in the media and understand the political debate about the economy. The language of economics is an international one. The same or similar terms are used on both sides of the Atlantic and - in many instances - throughout the world. This library edition has previously been published in paperback as "The Penguin Dictionary of Economics". It includes over 1600 entries, from "above the line" and "accelerator-multiplier model", to "X-efficiency" and "zero-sum game". This dictionary should be of use to those in business, banking, government, journalism, and education.

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What is . . . first mover advantage?

Baye's theorem?


yield gap?

Ricardian equivalence?

Getting a firm grasp of the constantly changing and rapidly expanding list of economic terminology can be overwhelming at best, seemingly impossible at worst. This invaluable new reference from the publishers of The Economist makes staying on top of key terms and concepts not only a feasible prospect, but an easy one.

Providing a wealth of essential information in an accessible, user-friendly format, the Dictionary of Economics is packed with more than 1,500 entries that cover everything from acceleration principle, fiscal drag, and marginal utility to ploughing back, saddle point, and yield curve. Featuring a unique "micro-encyclopedic" treatment with extensive cross-referencing and up-to-date institutional material, it encompasses a wide range of topics, including international, monetary, and welfare economics, as well as the historical development of the science of economics. Additionally, it gives priority to recent developments in economic theory and, in keeping with global trends in the field, emphasizes international aspects of the subject.

Easy to use, precise, and exhaustive, the Dictionary of Economics is an indispensable "go-to" resource for business executives, investors, and students alike.

THE ECONOMIST, launched in 1843, is the most authoritative and influential international news and business magazine, and is widely read by top decision makers across the world.


An essential resource covering key economic terms and concepts

Dictionary of Economics (n) 1. An authoritative desktop reference that contains more than 1,500 entries covering common--and not so common--economic terms, from accelerator coefficient and J-curve to q theory and zero-sum game. 2. An all-encompassing volume that includes the historical development of the science of economics, as well as contributions made by such noted economists as Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, and John Kenneth Galbraith. 3. The latest in a series of comprehensive, accurate, and reliable guides from the publishers of The Economist, the most authoritative and influential international news and business magazine. 4. A detailed, easy-to-use, extensively cross-referenced text that will be of invaluable assistance to anyone seeking a better understanding of economic terminology.

About the Author:

Graham Bannock was managing director of the Economist Intelligence Unit before he set up his own economic research and computer software company.

Ron Baxter is a director of the firm of economic consultants Baxter Eadie Ltd.

Evan Davis worked with the Institute of Fiscal Studies after graduating from Oxford. He is now the BBC's economics editor.

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Published by RH Canada UK Dist (1992)
ISBN 10: 0091743451 ISBN 13: 9780091743451
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