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Economics: European Edition [Paperback]

Michael Parkin , Dr Melanie Powell , Prof Kent Matthews
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7 Jan 2000 0201596083 978-0201596083 4
Economics is a highly successful textbook, which is known and respected world-wide for its comprehensive coverage of introductory economics, its clarity of exposition, its lively applications and examples and for the quality of its four-colour artwork.

Using the high standards set by previous editions, this Fourth European Edition has been carefully revised and now places even greater emphasis on helping the student understand the core concepts of economics and to think like an economist. The Fourth Edition has been carefully crafted to meet five overriding goals:


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  • Paperback: 1024 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 4 edition (7 Jan 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201596083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201596083
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 19.8 x 4.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,259,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The new edition clearly combines the twin virtues of accumulated learning-by-doing with up-to-dateness. The book is in serious colour, with many diagrams and figures. It backs up the basic expositional highway with interesting stop-offs and scenic diversions.

A lot of work has gone into this book and it shows. Its coverage is comprehensive; almost any first year course could be accommodated using this text.

 

(Professor Huw Dixon, Professor of Economics at University of York)

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From the Back Cover

Economics
Fifth Edition

Economics is a highly successful textbook, which is known and respected world-wide for its comprehensive coverage of introductory economics, its clarity of exposition, its lively applications and examples and for the quality of its four-colour artwork. This fifth edition brings the subject powerfully to life in the 21st century and accurately reflects and encompasses the constantly shifting economic world around us.

Building on the high standards set by previous editions, this fifth European edition has been carefully revised and continues to place great emphasis on helping the student understand the core concepts of economics and think like an economist, as well as apply the fundamental principles of the discipline in a business context. Recognizing that students often find economics difficult, the authors write for the student, putting economics into practice, illuminating theory with real-world problems and issues and making the subject accessible, relevant and exciting.

Key features

  • Superb four-colour artwork shows clearly ‘where the economic action is’
  • Reading between the lines articles encourage students to build their practical thinking skills
  • Interviews with leading European economists show how economics is practised today
  • Economics in History sections trace the evolution of path-breaking economic ideas
  • The careful pedagogical plan complements and reinforces classroom learning

 

New to this edition

  • Totally new twinned-question ‘parallel’ problems, linked in to the Econ 100 website, allow students to work through questions and answers, whilst also setting aside an answer-protected bank of questions for lecturers.
  • Extra critical problems, carefully chosen to have a UK and European focus, involve students in active learning using the website.
  • Extensive revision of Reading Between the Lines sections places this excellent feature in an even wider European and international context.
  • New business-related case studies in the micro section give the text an even more practical and international focus.

Excellent text-and-technology package to enhance teaching and learning includes:

 

  • Publisher resource website at http://www.booksites/parkin for access to Economics in Action for students, lecturer downloads and quick links to the Econ 100 website.
    • Econ 100 website. Visit this unrivalled, topical site at http://www.econ100.com for weekly Reading Between the Lines news articles and quizzes, conversations in The Economics Café with Michael Parkin and students world-wide, and much more.
    • Economics in Action This superb interactive economics software is now available, fully updated, on-line to students who buy the text. A wealth of exciting features - including interactive graphs and drawing facilities, figure galleries, quizzes and exam preparation questions - help drive home the fundamentals of economic theory, show how changing conditions cause curves to shift, and help with preparation for exams.
  • Instructor resource CD-ROM containing Instructor’s Manual, powerpoint slides and a testbank of questions.

What Students say

"It is well written and gives students with no prior knowledge a good understanding of economics… . I couldn’t do my course without the book." University if Hertfordshire

"This is definitely the best book on economics. Excellent book and study guide." City University

"Its detail, analysis and depth, also the way it relates issues to everyday life at the end of each section is excellent – well done." Durham University

 

 

Readership This text is ideal for all introductory economics courses.

Michael Parkin is Professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario.

Melanie Powell is Reader at Derby University Business School.

Kent Matthews is the Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance and Head of Economics at the Cardiff Business School.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
A brilliant book that covers all aspects of economics in a easy to understand, logical way. The book uses diagrams and chapter reviews effectively to drive home the main points and has everday examples to illustrate dificult concepts. A must for any finance/economic students out there - whether they have studied the subject before or not
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A well written easy to follow text that I recommed 22 April 2003
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Format:Paperback
In short, Economics can get extremely confusing and complicated, and it is important to develop a strong understanding of the basic principles and build on that. Having used several books during my studies I found that Parkin, Powell & Matthews were able to break the harder subjects down and introduce them in a logical manner making it easier to absorb the information. This book will give you a solid understanding of the basic principles and help you build on them. If you're studying economics this text should definitely be on your shelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have Economics book 20 April 2004
Format:Paperback
Illustrates and describes Economics a very comprehensive and clear manner. Presents valuable examples and interviews with key economists, which helpunderstand not only the general value of economics in our lives but alsothe more detailed technical aspects of it. It also describes in anaccessible language unintuitive concepts like risk neutrality.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beware the reviewers 5 Mar 2006
Format:Paperback
The reviews listed below seem to refer to "Economics". The book listed by Amazon is "Macroeconomics". They are different books. "Economics" is a good standard "principles" book; good for serious A-level students and first year university. "Macroeconomics" is at the next level. It is several years since I read it. I think it was good.
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1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Buy the one by Lieberman 17 Dec 1998
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Format:Hardcover
This book, which I used in my Economics course at NYU was sad, at best. I recommend you purchase a book by Lieberman.
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