10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Good but expensive for what it is,
This review is from: The Economist Guide To Economic Indicators: Making Sense of Economics (Hardcover)
This book is part of the well-known series published under the imprimatur of "The Economist". It presents a clearly written but relatively simple account of what economic indicators and statistics are available in the UK, what they show and, within limits, what can be inferred from them. Coverage is restricted to the more readily accessible figures and various associations that exist between them.
Reading this book won't make you an expert in econometrics (nor, for that matter, would reading any number of econometrics texts :-O). Nevertheless, knowledge of what it says together with the economic data published by The Economist newspaper, would have enabled a reasonably numerate person to see much of the current economic crisis coming.
My only gripe about it is that titles in this series are pretty expensive for what they are and that readers would be better served by decent and cheaper paperback editions.