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AQA A2 Economics: Textbook [Paperback]

Ray Powell
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26 Jun 2009 0340947519 978-0340947517
This comprehensive text, written by Ray Powell, provides a thorough foundation for the A2 Economics course and is essential reading for AQA Economics students.

The book provides detailed coverage of the content of the two A2 units, which focus respectively on microeconomics and macroeconomics. There is thorough coverage of topics that first appear at A2, together with an A2 treatment of topics such as market failure and AD/AS analysis that are common to both A2 and AS.

- Improve understanding with clear definitions of key terms and concepts- Apply theory in a real-world context using case studies- Review questions can be used to assess understanding throughout the course- Sample exam-style questions, together with graded answers and detailed commentaries are available online at www.hodderplus.co.uk/philipallanCONTENTS:


Chapter 1 How to become an even better economist

Unit 3 Business economics and the distribution of income

Chapter 2 Introduction to business economics

Chapter 3 Production and cost theory

Chapter 4 Revenue theory and market structures

Chapter 5 Perfect competition and monopoly

Chapter 6 Evaluating perfect competition and monopoly

Chapter 7 Oligopoly and concentrated markets

Chapter 8 Further aspects of the growth of firms

Chapter 9 Industrial policy

Chapter 10 Market failure

Chapter 11 Government failure and cost-benefit analysis

Chapter 12 Labour markets

Chapter 13 Poverty and the distribution of income and wealth

Unit 4 The national and international economy

Chapter 14 Economic growth, development and standards of living

Chapter 15 Developing the aggregate demand and aggregate supply macroeconomic model

Chapter 16 Employment and unemployment

Chapter 17 Inflation and the Phillips curve

Chapter 18 Money, banks and monetary policy

Chapter 19 Fiscal policy and supply-side policy

Chapter 20 International trade and globalization

Chapter 21 The balance of payments

Chapter 22 Exchange rates, the pound, the dollar and the euro

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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Philip Allan (26 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340947519
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340947517
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 246,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

This comprehensive text, written by Ray Powell, provides a thorough foundation for the A2 Economics course and is essential reading for AQA Economics students.

About the Author

Ray Powell is currently Head of Economics at Wimbledon High School and is author of the AQA AS Economics textbook, and of the AQA Economics Student Unit Guides and Workbooks, also published by Philip Allan.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Purchased for my son 14 Jun 2013
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This was purchased as a revision book for my son and as far as I can see it is just what he was after.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great A2 Economics Book 9 Oct 2012
By Samuel
Despite what the AS (flat track batter?) student from the previous review said, this is a very good book. The detail is about right for A2, especially if you're pushing for the A/A*.

I haven't noticed any errors, although it is the book I use to supplement the Lawrence and Stoddard (L&S)book. (We don't get enough lesson to use this text at my cost cutting state school) rather than the main course book.

My high grade students like it and with persistence work though the complicated bits that L&S skims over (or gets wrong). Ray Powell is the old AQA Chief Examiner and the course reflects his insights into what you need to do to pass at a high grade.

If you have strongly motivated students (or are one!) this is a good choice, you will have enough to identify extra reading (if you want it).

If you are a student who did really well at AS and only need a good score on U3 (a utility maximiser) because your offer is A*AA, with the A in Maths, this book is perfect!

Finally, Previous Reviewer, to paraphrase the FSA "past...performance provides no guide to future performance". If you work (only) as hard at AS you did at A2, you won't do as well; take responsibility!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Appaulingly Written 8 Oct 2010
By Charlie
Let's start with this; having achieved full marks in my AS Economics modules, with an equally appauling book, I can honestly say this is one of worst written books I have ever had. Not only is everything over-complicated and said in a whirl wind of words, it is just utter nonsense! Do not buy this book, it is rubbish!
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