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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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.
Macroeconomics: Principles and Practice Asia Pacific Edition with Student Resources Access for 12 Months 1st Edition
Macroeconomics, under the authorship of Bruce Littleboy. Littleboy adapts Taylor’s revised reflections on the global financial crisis and how businesses are recovering. Examples of current events from Australia and New Zealand help explain how discussions on the role of the government can affect the economy. Macroeconomics: Principles and Practice is concerned with concepts, intuition and understanding, which sets it apart from competitor texts. Short run approach is introduced first, but there is an early introduction of the long-run, with Taylor’s Spending Allocation Model appearing towards the end.
The third edition of this bestseller provides students with an in-depth understanding of basic microeconomics and macroeconomic concepts. This revised edition includes new subtopics such as Economic Growth, The Islamic Economy, Keynesian and Classical Demand for Money Market Equilibrium. In addition, authentic case studies have been provided for critical chapters. This edition has been revised thoroughly with new exercises at the end of every chapter.