Here Partha Dasgupta, an internationally recognized authority in economics, presents readers with a solid introduction to its basic concepts, including efficiency, equity, sustainability, dynamic equilibrium, property rights, markets, and public goods. Throughout, he highlights the relevance of economics to everyday life, providing a very human exploration of a technical subject. Dasgupta covers enduring issues such as population growth, the environment, and poverty. For example, he explores how the world's looming population problems affect us at the local, national, and international level.
Economics has the capacity to offer us deep insights into some of the most formidable problems of life. Here, Dasgupta goes beyond the basics to show it's innate effects on our history, culture, and lifestyles.
"I wish more people would read Dasgupta's book, and I wish more economists would write variations on its theme. It is a model specimen." www.economicprincipals.com The text is direct, rigorous and thought-provoking. It provides an intelligent, rigorous and readable introduction to economics. London Book Review.com
Series: Very Short Introductions
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 22nd February 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 11.0 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.16