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Economics [Paperback]

Richard Lipsey , Alec Chrystal
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28 Aug 2003 0199257841 978-0199257843 10
This fully updated and revised edition provides Economics students with a clear and comprehensive introduction to the principles of both macroeconomics and microeconomics. The macro sections include more focus on economic growth and contain a variety of global examples including development and the world trading system, the Japanese economy, EU monetary and fiscal policies and transition economies. The micro sections give more prominence to game theory and strategic interaction and include topics such as optimization of agents, market failure and the role of government, asymmetric information and incentives, and risk management. The clear full-colour layout and enhanced pedagogical features help guide the introductory student through the material. Pedagogy for this edition includes chapter learning objectives, chapter introductions, case studies, chapter summaries, end of chapter questions and a glossary. NEW TO THIS EDITION New examples, including: coffee prices, museum charges, MPC paper on how interest rates work, globalization and poverty, economics of HIV/Aids and economics of tropical rain forests Economic growth is given more prominence in the Macroeconomics section Game theory and strategic interaction are given more prominence in the Microeconomics section New case studies on: Argentina and asset price bubbles Updated sections on: Japan and EU monetary and fiscal policies This edition has a companion web site which contains a high quality, full supplementary package for lecturers and students, including instructor's manual, computerised testbank, PowerPoint slides and web links.

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  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 10 edition (28 Aug 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199257841
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199257843
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19.4 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dr. Richard G. Lipsey is currently professor emeritus of economics at Simon Fraser University and Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and member of their large-scale, international research project on Economic Growth and Policy. He is an officer of the Order of Canada, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Econometric Society and a past president of the Canadian Economic Society and the Atlantic Economic Society. He also holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of McMaster, Victoria, Carleton, Queen's, Toronto, Guelph, Western Ontario, Essex (England) and UBC. Dr. Lipsey received his B.A. from UBC., M.A. from Toronto and PhD from London School of Economics.

 

Christopher Ragan is an Associate Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic Policy at McGill University.  He received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He has served as Special Advisor for the Bank of Canada in Ottawa and as Associate Dean of Arts for McGill University.  He is currently the Editor in Chief of World Economic Affairs.

 

Paul Storer received his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to joining Western in 1996, he served as an economist for the Bank of Canada and as a faculty member at the University of Quebec at Montreal. Storer's teaching and research interests include macroeconomics, money and banking, labor, and Canadian economic policy and issues. His current research focuses on economic integration in North America and on the economics of education. In 1997, 2001, and 2004 he received the CBE Dean's research award. He received the 2004 “Excellence in Teaching Award, one of two awarded each year by the University.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great: complete and easy to understand 19 Dec 2009
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I do recommend this book. It is full of examples and details. Very useful if you are pursuing your Bachelor through LSE.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 15 Jun 2008
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I used the 10th edition for A level and am assuming the 11th is as good or better.

This is an absolutely excellent text book. It is perfect for A level and I'd think for first year degree.

It is very good for understanding the fundamental concepts and is also well written and engaging, with lots of interesting real-world examples, and very prettily presented so pleasant to work from.

Beardshaw/Brewster/Cormack/Ross "Economics - A Student's Guide" is also good but is better for information and not so good for concept.

Both these books are at the advanced end of things for A level - it's worth having a simpler A level text like Stanlake too.

Anyway - this was my indispensable and favourite A level book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Straightforward, easy to read 27 Oct 2010
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Recommendable to anyone who has a good text comprehension, written in a very very clear and straightforward manner, not much superfluous talking. Excellent summaries and practical applications at the end of every chapter!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lipsey & Chrystal Economics 18 Feb 2007
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This book was an alternative to Sloman for my Econ101 course at Lancaster University. In my opinion it is much clearer and easier to understand than Sloman.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I never give up reading books... 17 Feb 2014
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Economics is interesting but I couldn't continue to read this after a couple of chapters. I am now reading economic and political classics such as Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense' and Rousseau's 'Social Contract' and can't put them down. The problem now is that the only thing that's important in academic books is getting the information in people's heads at great expense to good, interesting writing. How do you expect the general population to be interested in the most important things in their lives (Politics, Economics, etc...) with this boring attitude that treats learning as a chore for people who want a degree so they can get a job. I'm sure there's a lot of important factual information on this book but it's mind-numbingly boring to read and contributes to the massive problems of disenfranchisement with our political system which is a threat to our democratic tradition.
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