Explains the logic, language, and worldview of economic theory and engagingly describes the organization and performance of the U.S. economy, essential for understanding debates about current affairs, penetrating the literature of economics, and reflecting on the usefulness and limits of economic analysis- Publisher
Examines the economics of foreign debt and make recommendations for expanding and improving the International Monetary Fund and World Bank endorsed HIPC initiative. Presents the current initiative perversely focuses on improving the performance of recipient countries, failing to address the political and bureaucratic incentives that led donors and creditors to provide unmanageable loans- booksnews.com
Focuses on the choices that apply in real world decisions about waste and the impossibility of achieving a zero-risk environment. Presents the use of economic analysis to reveal the costs of different policies, including effective waste policy and how much can be done to meet goals to protect human health and the environment. Includes landfills, incineration, and illegal disposal, international trade in waste, the costs and benefits of recycling, and special topics such as hazardous materials, Superfund, and nuclear waste- Publisher
Comprehensively revised and updated, this outstanding reference work defines more than 2,500 key economic terms with clear, concise entries that cover all aspects of the field--from microeconomics and macroeconomics to e-commerce and international trade, including economic theory, labor economics, public finance, monetary economics, and environmental economics. (Website)
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS continues to be the most popular and widely used text in the Economics classroom. The 4th edition features a strong revision of content in all 36 chapters while maintaining the clear and accessible writing style that is the hallmark of the highly respected author.
This volume presents a brief history of economic thought from the seventeenth century to the present day. Each chapter examines the key contributions of a major economist, or group of economists, and concludes with brief suggestions for further reading. The economists covered include Keynes, Marshall, Petty and Jevons, as well as less familiar theorists such as Galiani and Turgot. (Website)