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A Dictionary of Economics

  • Contains over 3,400 entries on all aspects of economics, from microeconomics and macroeconomics to e-commerce and international trade
  • Recommended web links for many entries, listed and regularly updated on the Dictionary of Economicscompanion website
  • Completely revised and updated to feature terms relevant to the financial crisis, such as black swan,credit crunchNorthern Rock, and Iceland
  • Appendices include Nobel Prize winners, the Greek alphabet, and institutional acronyms with the official website listed for each organization

New to this edition

  • Completely revised and updated with 200 new entries covering recent developments within the field of economics, including agent based modellingcomputational economics, and social interaction
  • New extensive coverage of terms linked to the financial crisis, e.g. new entries on bad bankblack swan,credit crunchfiscal stimulusIceland, and Northern Rock


An authoritative and comprehensive dictionary containing clear, concise definitions of over 3,400 key economic terms, this A to Z covers all aspects of economics including economic theory, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labour economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, and environmental economics. There is strong coverage of international trade and many entries on economic organizations and institutions from around the world. Fully revised to keep up-to-date with this fast-moving field, this new edition expands the coverage to include terms relevant to the financial crisis, such as black swancredit crunch,Northern Rock, and Iceland, making this dictionary the most up-to-date available.

Entries are supplemented by entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website, giving the reader the opportunity to explore further the areas covered in the dictionary. Useful appendices include a list of institutional acronyms and their affiliated websites, a list of Nobel prize-winners in economics, the Greek alphabet, and a list of relevant websites.
As ideal for browsing as it is useful for quick reference, this dictionary remains an essential guide for students and teachers of economics, business, and finance, as well as for professional economists and anyone who has to deal with economic data.



Readership: An essential reference book for students and teachers of economics and the related disciplines of social studies, business studies, and finance. Invaluable to professional economists, to those working in business and finance, and to anyone who has to deal with economic data or writing.


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Weight 0.850000
By Oxford Paperback Reference
Country of Publication United Kingdom
Dimensions 7.7 x 1.2 x 5.1 inches
Edition 4 Rev Ed
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780199696321
Pagination 480
Publication Date Mar 14, 2012
Publisher Oxford University Press
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