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9780135680568: Economics

This textbook is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of economics students, from those new to the subject to those who have been grounded in the basics. There are starred sections for more advanced students, summaries at the end of each section, definitions in the margin questions throughout the text to prompt student learning, case studies, person profiles, institutional material, advanced topics and coverage of contemporary and historical controversies. The book covers a range of topics in microeconomics and macroeconomics including marginal utility theory and indifference curve analysis, alternative theories of the firm, game theory and contestable markets, distribution of income and poverty and inequality. There is also material on the examination of the effects of the 1992 single market initiative, the costs and benefits of alternative exchange rate regimes, international macroeconomic policy harmonization, European Monetary Union, and a chapter on the problems of economic development.

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“The book has been written and revised in successive editions with a dedicated focus on the needs of students.”
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“A key strength of the book is the student-friendly writing style. The author definitely takes a student point of view with respect to discussion and explanation.”
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“There are a number of key strengths in the Sloman book. First, the clarity of the written style is outstanding. Second, the leaning features are exceptional. Third, the way in which the subject is tackled using logical ideas, graphical representation as well as the algebra gives students confidence in the their own ability to learn difficult topics. Fourth, the delivery of material across multi-media platforms is innovative and shows much creativity.”
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Economics has never been so exciting to learn, nor so challenging to teach

The seventh edition of Economics contains the most up-to-the minute coverage and uses the latest data to track and analyse the impact of the global financial crisis on our economy.

Just like the economy, Economics has also been through a thorough overhaul. While retaining its classic features and clear and engaging writing style, it has many new features, including: 

  • New co-author Alison Wride from the University of Exeter.
  • New part D on Microeconomic Policy with separate chapters on government policies towards the environment, big business and inequality.
  • Expanded section on Game Theory covering multiple move and single shot games.
  • The most exhaustive revision to date of macroeconomics. The impact of the financial crisis, banking collapse and subsequent recession on fiscal and monetary policy is explored in detail, as is the role of securitisation and issues of liquidity and risk.  

Suitable for your first principles of economics course read this textbook and see if you can do a better job of running the economy!

Go to www.pearsoned.co.uk/sloman your gateway to all the online resources for this new edition, including:

  • A new regularly updated economics in the news blog with accompanying podcasts.
  • A new student revision centre with a wealth of resources such as self-testing interactive questions and answers, revision cards, audio animations and hints and tips to help you do well in your exams.  
  • A new edition of MyEconLab. Redeem your access code included with this textbook here to gain access to an unrivalled online study and testing resource, providing you with personalised practice exactly where you need it most. See getting started with MyEconLab in the guided tour for more details. 

John Sloman is Director of the Economics Network, the economics subject centre of the Higher Education Academy. Economics Network is based at the University of Bristol. John is also Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Alison Wride is Deputy Director of the University of Exeter Business School and an Associate Professor in Economics

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

John Sloman is Director of the Economics Network, the economics subject centre of the Higher Education Academy. Economics Network is based at the University of Bristol. John is also Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Alison Wrideis Deputy Director of the University of Exeter Business School and an Associate Professor in Economics.

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