- Paperback: 404 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (23 Mar. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470057955
- ISBN-13: 978-0470057957
- Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 2.3 x 23.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 188,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Economics For Dummies Paperback – 23 Mar 2007
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From the Back Cover
If you think economics is a complicated discipline reserved for theorists and the intellectual elite and has nothing to do with you, think again! Economics impacts every aspect of our lives, from what we eat to how we dress and where we live. This book simplifies the history, principles, theories, and terminology behind micro and macroeconomics, helping you get to grips with how economic decisions affect you, your finances, and the world around you.
About the Author
Peter Antonioni is a Lecturer in Management at University College London. He has worked in both the academic and private sectors as an economist. Sean
Masaki Flynn, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Economics.
Top Customer Reviews
The two authors write in very different ways and it shows. Sean Masaki Flynn, the American author is very 'MTV' and tries far too hard to be conversational and informal with the result that he is rather annoying. His bits talk about the joys of peanut butter cookies and Ben and Jerry's fudge sundaes in ways that are unlikely to appeal to Brits.
In contrast, Peter Antonioni's sections are authoritative, evenly written and don't try to constantly be your 'buddy'. Every time the text switches between the two authors it is rather jarring. Indeed, readin the acknowledgements at the beginning it is clear that they have very different styles, ages, temperaments and opinions of themselves. Masaki Flynn is simply annoying. Maybe it's suitable for a US audience - but this should not be marketed as a British edition just because Antonioni gets to make a fw asides about Arsenal (or was it Spurs?).
In retrospect I wish I had bought one of the older single-author editions of Economics for Dummies which I imagine blows less hot and cold.
On a more positive note, I took the option of buying Investing for Dummies at the same time, and this is a far superior book. In fact it's rather better at explaining the essentials of economic theory than Economics for Dummies is, even though it only does it in passing.
The only down side is a little bit of economic knowledge might be helpful when reading this as some of the diagrams maybe hard to get your head around.
The book is split into a number of sections whic are then split into chapters. It is pretty easy to read and understand as pages are broken down into smaller paragraphs which make it easier to digest. As well as an indepth glossary in the back of the book, this book is very good at explaining specific points and also uses 'real world' examples in its case studies and explanations.
A very good book for a beginner an intermediate economic student, however more advanced students maybe left wanting a little more.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Astounded at the brilliant condition of the book and so pleased I got it for a bargain! Looks like it's been read but very very light use. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Annie
Wouldn't buy it if it wasn't a course book. Not very clear and definitely not for Dummies.Published 20 months ago by Elly I.
Very good quality product. Fairly priced. Good value for money is what I always demand. What more could one ask for?Published on 6 Oct. 2014 by Jeremy du Toit
All the 'for dummies' books overplay the 'dummy' part; they are just good introductions to subjects. The economics book is the same.Published on 22 Feb. 2014 by L.BobbyGard-Storry