© 1993

A Brief History of Price


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. John Hartwick
    Pages 1-19
  3. John Hartwick
    Pages 20-39
  4. John Hartwick
    Pages 40-54
  5. John Hartwick
    Pages 55-76
  6. John Hartwick
    Pages 77-98
  7. John Hartwick
    Pages 99-126
  8. John Hartwick
    Pages 150-168
  9. John Hartwick
    Pages 169-189
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 190-201

About this book


This book is an attempt to explain to the layperson what contemporary economics is about. It starts on the assumption that most economics is just refined common sense and clearly explains the key ideas associated with each issue. All the main topics of academic economics are considered: the theory of individual choice, the labour market, the competition between firms, international trade, economic growth, the stock market, unemployment, and money. The general principles are sketched first without maths or diagrams, and then discussed in the context of topical problems such as the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, the lack of development in the third-world countries, the contrast between market forces and the protection of the environment, showing how economics is not necessarily a dry academic pursuit.


economics employment Inflation international trade trade unemployment

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  1. 1.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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