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Published: 22 February 2007

192 Pages | 10 halftones, 2 line drawings, 3 tables


ISBN: 9780192853455

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Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Partha Dasgupta

Very Short Introductions

  • Compares the lives of two children in the Developed and Developing Worlds, and uses this as a key to uncover the processes that shape our lives and our futures.
  • Shows how economics uncovers and explains these processes, and how it can form solutions and policies.
  • Up-to-date and progressive, this short book is written by an internationally recognized authority in the field.
  • Introduces key economic factors and concepts such as individual choices, national policies, efficiency, equity, development, sustainability, dynamic equilibrium, property rights, markets, and public goods.
  • Ties in politics, anthropology, ecology, geography, sociology, and development studies.