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Economics: Making Sense of the Modern Economy
The Economist

Wiley, 2011

An updated edition of the authoritative resource on the realities of the modern economy People have always had an interest in how the economy works, and that interest has only been magnified as a result of the Great Recession. Economics, Third Edition: Making Sense of the Modern Economy takes complex concepts and makes them easy to understand, presenting the concepts in the context of today's economic environment. Details the sources of ...


The Economist Guide to Investment Strategy (3rd Ed): How to Understand Markets, Risk, Rewards, and Behaviour ...
The Economist, Peter Stanyer

The Economist, 2014

Supported by numerous charts and detailed analysis, The Economist Guide to Investment Strategy outlines how to construct investment strategies appropriate for individual investors. It looks at the risks and opportunities of uncomplicated strategies and it comes with wealth-warnings for those who wish to explore more sophisticated and fashionable investment approaches. It emphasizes the importance of taking into account insights from behavioral ...


The Undercover Economist
Tim Harford

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007

“The economy [isn’t] a bunch of rather dull statistics with names like GDP (gross domestic product),” notes Tim Harford, columnist and regular guest on NPR’s Marketplace, “economics is about who gets what and why.” In this acclaimed and riveting book–part exposé, part user’s manual–the astute and entertaining columnist from the Financial Times demystifies the ways in which money works in the world. From why the coffee in your ...


Guide to Analysing Companies
The Economist, Bob Vause

The Economist, 2015

In today's volatile, complex and fast-moving business world, it can be difficult to gauge how sound a company really is. An apparently strong balance sheet and impressive reported profits may be hiding all sorts of problems that could even spell bankruptcy. So how do you: Know whether a company is well run and doing well? Decide which ratios and benchmarks to use to assess performance? Work out if a company has massaged its results? ...


The Economist Numbers Guide (6th Ed): The Essentials of Business Numeracy (Economist Books)
The Economist

The Economist, 2014

The Economist: Numbers Guide is invaluable for everyone who has to work with numbers, which in today's commercially focused world means most managers. In addition to general advice on basic numeracy, the guide points out common errors and explains the recognized techniques for solving financial problems, analyzing information of any kind, forecasting and effective decision making. Over 100 charts, graphs, tables and feature boxes highlight key ...


Traditional Remedies For Modern Families: How to avoid unnecessary trips to the doctor by using nature's own ..., 2014

In THE HEALTHY HOME ECONOMIST GUIDE: TRADITIONAL REMEDIES FOR MODERN FAMILIES, Sarah Pope offers practical, natural solutions for a wide variety of common ailments. Most are traditional and have been used for centuries, if not longer, but some are more modern and are only available due to more recent discoveries.


The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works
Timothy Taylor

Plume, 2012

The Only Economics Book You Will Ever Need - A Library Journal 2012 Best Business Book of the Year Economics isn't just about numbers: It's about politics, psychology, history, and so much more. We are all economists-when we work, save for the future, invest, pay taxes, and buy our groceries. Yet many of us feel lost when the subject arises. Award-winning professor Timothy Taylor tackles all the key questions and hot topics of both ...


The Economist, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


The Economist Guide to Financial Markets (6th Ed): Why they exist and how they work (Economist Books)
The Economist, Marc Levinson

The Economist, 2014

Extensively revised and updated following the fallout from the global financial crisis, the 6th edition of this highly regarded book brings the reader right up to speed with the latest financial market developments, and provides a clear and incisive guide to a complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. In chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial ...


Guide to Country Risk: How to identify, manage and mitigate the risks of doing business across borders ...
The Economist, Mina Toksöz

The Economist, 2014

Country risk explains the things that can go wrong when business is conducted across borders. It's not just multinational companies, with factories worldwide and complex operations, that need to understand sudden changes in business conditions. These can affect any small firm that may be looking to expand sales abroad or work with a foreign supplier. The 2008-09 global financial crisis and the Arab Spring showed us how quickly and dramatically ...


Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science
Charles Wheelan

W. W. Norton & Company, 2003

Finally! A book about economics that won't put you to sleep. In fact, you won't be able to put this one down. Naked Economics makes up for all of those Econ 101 lectures you slept through (or avoided) in college, demystifying key concepts, laying bare the truths behind the numbers, and answering those questions you have always been too embarrassed to ask. For all the discussion of Alan Greenspan in the media, does anyone know what the Fed ...


Trillion Dollar Economists: How Economists and Their Ideas have Transformed Business (Bloomberg)
Robert Litan

Wiley, 2014

A detailed look at how economists shaped the world, and how the legacy continues Trillion Dollar Economists explores the prize-winning ideas that have shaped business decisions, business models, and government policies, expanding the popular idea of the economist's role from one of forecaster to one of innovator. Written by the former Director of Economic Research at Bloomberg Government, the Kauffman Foundation and the Brookings Institution, ...


The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of ...
Pietra Rivoli

Wiley, 2014

The keys to global business success, as taught by a T-shirt's journey The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a critically-acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalization debates and reveals the key factors to success in global business. Tracing a T-shirt's life story from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory and back to a U.S. storefront before arriving at the used clothing market in Africa, the book uncovers the ...


The Economist Guide to Financial Management (2nd Ed): Principles and practice (Economist Books)
The Economist, John Tennent

The Economist, 2014

Managers are constantly expected to make decisions that reflect a full understanding of the financial consequences. In the absence of formal training, few people are prepared for the responsibilities of dealing with management reports, budgets, and capital proposals, and find themselves embarrassed by their lack of understanding. This book is a practical guide to understanding and managing financial responsibilities. Each chapter examines ...


The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
William Easterly

Basic Books, 2014

Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with “benevolent autocrats,” leaving dictators with yet more power to violate the rights of the ...


The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run—or Ruin—an Economy
Tim Harford

Riverhead Hardcover, 2014

A provocative and lively exploration of the increasingly important world of macroeconomics, by the author of the bestselling The Undercover Economist . Thanks to the worldwide financial upheaval, economics is no longer a topic we can ignore. From politicians to hedge-fund managers to middle-class IRA holders, everyone must pay attention to how and why the global economy works the way it does. Enter Financial Times columnist and ...


The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life
Steven E. Landsburg

Free Press, 2012

Revised and updated May 2012. In this revised and updated edition   of Steven Landsburg’s hugely popular book, he applies economic theory to today’s most pressing concerns, answering a diverse range of daring questions, such as: Why are seat belts deadly? Why do celebrity endorsements sell products? Why are failed executives paid so much? Who should bear the cost of oil spills? Do government deficits matter? How is ...


Managing Talent: Recruiting, Retaining, and Getting the Most from Talented People (Economist Books)
Marion Devine, Michel Syrett, ...

The Economist, 2014

Survey after survey confirms how the success of a business has become increasingly dependent on the ability and skills of its staff. And because talented people are in short supply the hunt for people of unusual ability will continue in earnest. Hiring such people is the relatively easy part; keeping them engaged so that they don’t move on and getting the best out of them while they are with you is the greater challenge — one that more than ...


Eminent Economists: Their Life Philosophies

Cambridge University Press, 1993

An intimate view of the dominant economists of this century, scholars whose work changed the direction of the discipline, is presented in this volume. The contributors who come from quite divergent points of the ideological compass present their life philosophies and reflect on their conceptions of human nature, society, justice and the source of the creative impulse. The self-portraits reveal details of the economists' personal and ...


Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World
Jeff Madrick

Knopf, 2014

A bold indictment of some of our most accepted mainstream economic theories—why they’re wrong, and how they’ve been harming America and the world. Budget deficits are bad. A strong dollar is good. Controlling inflation is paramount. Pay reflects greater worker skills. A deregulated free market is fair and effective. Theories like these have become mantras among American economists both liberal and conservative over recent decades. ...



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