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An Analytical Introduction

Amos Witztum

March 2005

ISBN: 9780199271634

568 pages

In Stock

Price: £61.99



This textbook is a robust and challenging introduction to the key principles of economics. It delivers a comprehensive and focused view of the logical core of economic analysis and is sufficiently developed to help students apply economic theories and models to recognisable, real-life examples.

  • Clear, no nonsense introduction to the fundamental principles of economics.
  • Rigorous explanation of the logic of economic analysis, to equip students for further study of economics.
  • Designed to teach students to apply these principles to real life examples.
  • Highly developed exercises and questions throughout the book help students to grasp difficult concepts.

About the Author(s)

Amos Witztum, Senior Lecturer in Economics, London Metropolitan University

Table of Contents

    Technical preface
    1: The study of economics
    2: Individual choice
    3: Production and the behaviour of the firm
    4: Market structures
    5: The market for factors
    6: General equilibrium and welfare economics
    7: Externalities and public goods
    8: Aggregation and the macroeconomic problem
    9: The determinants of output
    10: The goods market in the closed economy
    11: Money and banking
    12: General equilibrium, employment and government policy
    13: Prices, inflation and unemployment
    14: The open economy
    15: Edit queries


I found this a fascinating read. - Huw Dixon, head of Economics and related studies, York University

Very comprehensive, and provides the reader with all the analytical tools demanded. - Dr. Dimitrios Asteriou, City University

A thorough yet clear introduction to economics, acquainting students not only with the basic concepts, but also with the formal tools to apply those concepts. - Marco Haan, University of Groningen

It offers the student-reader an unusually 'clean' and 'pure' treatment of the relevant theoretical constructs and concepts in economics. - Dr Robin Naylor, University of Warwick