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Economics : A Foundation Course for the Built Environment - J. E. Manser


A Foundation Course for the Built Environment

Paperback Published: 28th July 1994
ISBN: 9780419182603
Number Of Pages: 308

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Making no assumption of your prior knowledge, Economics introduces the basics of economics as they relate to the built environment. Looking at the principles of microeconomics (markets, price mechanisms, resource allocation, theory of the firm, etc.), these principles are put into the context of construction firms and property markets. Lively, real-life case studies are built into the text to provide concrete examples of the theories being explained and macroeconomics are also covered.

Key features of this easy-to-use book include:

  • clear chapter structure
  • tutorial questions linking the case histories to basic principles
  • extracts from newspaper and journal articles to show the relevance of economics to the construction industry
  • 100% construction orientation
  • a useful bibliography, glossary of economic terms
  • preview questions at the start of each chapter and exercises and discussion topics at the end to test your understanding.

Economics will enable you to understand the working of economic forces as they relate to the construction industry.

Why Economics? Economic Systems
The Market Mechanism
Factor Markets: Land
Factor Markets: Labour
Factor Markets: Capital
Competition and Monopoly
Theory of the Firm
Profit Maximisation
Size of Firms
The Construction Industry
Competition and Pricing in the Construction Industry
Forms of Business Organisation
The Workforce
Capital Equipment
Land and Site Values
Financing the Firm
Externalities and Cost-Benefit Analysis
The National Income
The Money Supply
Housing Policy
International Trade
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ISBN: 9780419182603
ISBN-10: 0419182608
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 28th July 1994
Publisher: CHAPMAN & HALL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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