African Economic Development
This new text offers a much needed overview of African economic development, surveying the historical and geographic context and the development experience since Independence, with a particular focus on the period since 2000.
Opening with an analysis of some of the main theories relating to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, the book explores all the key issues, including:
Key economic sectors;
Africa’s role in the world economy;
Sustainable development and environmental issues;
Political dimensions of economic development.
This clear and comprehensive text will be suitable for use on courses on African Economic Development, Development Economics, African Studies and Development Studies.
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This book is an adaptation of existing book on Managerial Economics published earlier by UOP US. This edition brings the presentation up-to-date with several new topics and local realities which make the text especially relevant for undergraduate students. The text uses the theory of the firm to integrate and link economic theories, decision sciences and various aspects of business administration studies and shows how all these topics are crucial components of managerial decision making
- Complete coverage of topics usually encountered in actual managerial decision making process
- Real local and world case studies
- Updated and expanded chapter-end references
- Exercises and appendices at the end of chapters
- Appendix elaborates the use of Microsoft Excel for simple and multiple regression analyses
Microeconomics: case studies and applications 2nd edition is an essential text that supports Cengage Learnings suite of Economics titles. The text contains case studies focusing on current events in economics, a theory refresher for each section, and questions. The case studies are written specifically for students at a level they can easily relate to, and are presented in such a way that the theoretical concept being taught can be applied. They are intended as a students stepping stone to using authentic news articles.
About the Author
Mark P. Taylor is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. He obtained his first degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University. He then worked as a foreign exchange dealer in London for two years while simultaneously studying part-time for a master’s degree in economics at London University, from where he also holds a doctorate in economics. Professor Taylor has taught economics at various universities (including Warwick, Oxford, Marseille and New York), at various levels (from principles courses to advanced graduate and MBA courses) and in various fields (including macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics). He also worked for several years as a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund and before that at the Bank of England. His work has been extensively published in scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Political Economy and the Economic Journal, and he is today one of the most highly cited economists in the world in economic research. In addition, Professor Taylor has acted as an advisor to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Bank of England, the European Commission and to senior members of the UK government. He is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a member of council of the Royal Economic Society, and a fellow of both the Royal Statistical Society and the Royal Society of Arts. Professor Taylor lives (with his wife and three children and his three dogs named Byron, Shelley and Aphra) near Kenilworth, Warwickshire (where he collects clocks and keeps bees). N. Gregory Mankiw is Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He studied economics at Princeton University and MIT. He has taught macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, and principles of economics. Professor Mankiw is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. His published articles have appeared in academic journals such as the AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, and QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS and in more widely accessible forums including THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, and FORTUNE. In addition to his teaching, research, and writing, Professor Mankiw has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office, and a member of the ETS test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics. From 2003 to 2005, he served as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. In addition, he maintains a very popular blog for students of economics at http://www.gregmankiw.blogspot.com.
This international edition presents all the standard topics of traditional microeconomic theory while offering a modern approach that reflects the many recent developments in the field.It offers a balance of traditional microeconomic topics while addressing contemporary issues and concerns.