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Foundations of Economics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date June 14, 2016
Pages 592
Binding Paperback
Edition 4th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198739883
ISBN-10 0198739885
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $75.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Andrew Gillespie's Foundations of Economics is the perfect introduction to all of the key economic principles students need to know.

A combination of crystal clear explanation and unrivalled learning support makes this the most user-friendly textbook available, coaching students in their journey from having no background in economics to a rock solid foundation in the fundamental economic principles.

'Economics in context' boxes explore how economic theory applies to the real world and case studies on topical events reinforce the relevance of these key economic principles to everyday life.

Particular attention is given to meeting the needs of a diverse range of students. Numerical examples clearly demonstrate the application of economic theory and are worked through step-by-step to ensure that no student is left behind, while the 'learn more' feature extends students' knowledge once they have mastered the essentials.

Other features such as the 'debate' boxes and 'data analysis' panels have been carefully crafted to develop the critical thinking and data-handling skills employers are looking for.

The accompanying online resources include a wealth of free-to-access materials, complemented by Dashboard, our online learning and assessment platform.

The online student resources include:
Multiple choice questions
Advanced material
Author blog
Flashcard glossaries
Solutions to questions in the book
Visual walkthroughs of the trickier concepts in the book
Additional 'advise the government' questions to help draw together ideas on government policy and key economic issues
Additional chapter on Business Strategy for students wanting material on broader business issues, such as PESTEL and SWOT analysis
Web links

Adopting lecturers can register to receive access to the following resources:
Dynamic PowerPoint slides
Instructor's manual
Test bank
Guide to the 'advise the government' questions

Dashboard, our online learning and assessment platform, comes pre-loaded with all of the resources listed above, as well as additional questions to use for assessment. Dashboard's Gradebook functionality means that student responses to quizzes are automatically marked, while a virtual heat map provides at-a-glance information on student progress and quickly identifies areas of the course where students may need more practice or support.

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4th edition from Oxford Univ Pr (June 14, 2016)
9780198739883 | details & prices | 592 pages | List price $75.00
About: Andrew Gillespie's Foundations of Economics is the perfect introduction to all of the key economic principles students need to know.
3 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (September 27, 2015)
9780199674879 | details & prices | 576 pages | 7.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $70.00
About: Is there more the government could do to help the UK economy grow faster?
2 reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (May 19, 2011)
9780199586547 | details & prices | 555 pages | 7.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 2.80 lbs | List price $65.00
About: Building upon the success of the first edition, Foundations of Economics is the ideal text for students taking their first course in economics.
from Oxford Univ Pr (June 28, 2007)
9780199296378 | details & prices | 481 pages | 7.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $75.00
About: Assuming no prior knowledge of economics, this book focuses on the basic principles of micro and macroeconomics, giving the reader the tools to analyse different economic situations.

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