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Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Economics Course Companion

The only DP resources developed with the IB

Jocelyn Blink and Ian Dorton

Suitable for:  IB Diploma Economics students - SL and HL

Price:  £37.99 +VAT

ISBN: 978-0-19-839000-8
Publication date: 06/09/2012
Pack: 432 pages

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Our bestselling IB Diploma course book for Economics has been revised and updated in line with the 2011 syllabus change. Now in colour, with increased diagrams and photographs to support students' learning as well as a CD-ROM that contains 17 handy revision sheets, specimen papers, glossary, and weblinks for further research.


  • Written by two IB Economics workshop leaders who have worked on the Economics curriculum review, and includes support directly from the IB
  • Accurate mapping to the most recent syllabus, so you can trust in a thorough approach
  • Now even more engaging to motivate students - with a colourful design and student CD-ROM
  • Full coverage of the new quantitative syllabus component at HL, with lots of practice and activities to concretely strengthen comprehension
  • Activities seamlessly integrate the learner profile, with the best integration of the IB philosophy to develop outward-looking learners
  • Includes a student CD-ROM with revision sheets, specimen papers, glossary, and weblinks to give students even more practice
  • Exam, portfolio and Extended Essay advice included to support top achievement

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  • The more difficult conceptual material is explained in a way that is easy for students to understand. Jocelyn Blink and Ian Dorton, both Senior IB examiners for Economics, have produced, in our opinion, the best foundation text for IB Economics currently on the market. - Dan Glover, Head of Business and Economics, Munich International School
  • Excellent textbook in every aspect. Topics are well and logically organized. High Level topic coverage, in particular, is very comprehensive. Graphs, diagrams, examples, practice problems and graphs are all very clear and instructive. - Cindy Mueller, IB Economics Teacher, Frankfurt International School
  • The Economics course book is thorough and accurately covers the course syllabus. The connection with Theory of Knowledge is outstanding. - Economics Workshop Leader, Australia
  • The Economics Course Book is, to me, is a good book - full of knowledge and illustrations so it will not be boring for the students to read. I recommend purchasing this one. - Dr Teddy Gomes, Deputy Head Teacher, Singapore School Kelapa Gading, Indonesia
  • The Oxford course books are the best ever resource for both teachers and students. They are practical, insightful and fully in line with the IB Course outcomes. - Pat Hanson, IB Coordinator, Academy of the Holy Cross, USA
  • All of the Oxford IB course books are terrific. - Carolyn Hawkins, IB Coordinator, Cookeville High School, USA
  • We have adopted most of the Oxford IB course books for our school. We find them well written, well linked to TOK issues and age appropriate. - Sheta Saha, IB Coordinator, Chatsworth International School, Singapore
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Table of Contents

1: The Foundations of economics
2: Demand and supply
3: Market equilibrium, the price mechanism, and market efficiency
4: Elasticities
5: Indirect taxes, subsidies and price controls
6: Costs, revenues and profits
7: Perfect competition
8: Monopoly
9: Monopolistic competition
10: Oligopoly
11: Price discrimination
12: Market failure
13: The level of overall economic activity
14: Aggregate demand
15: Aggregate supply
16: Macroeconomic equilibrium
17: Low unemployment

18: A low and stable rate of inflation
19: Economic growth
20: Equity in the distribution of income
International Economics
21: Why do countries trade?
22: Free trade and protectionism
23: Exchange rates
24: Balance of payments
25: Economic integration
26: Terms of trade
Development Economics
27: Economic development
28: Measuring development
29: Domestic factors and economic development
30: International trade and economic development
31: Foreign direct investment and economic development
32: Aid, debt and economic development
33: The balance between markets and intervention
34: Assessment advice

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