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Principles of Economics, 2/e

Moore McDowell, University College Dublin
Rodney Thom, University College Dublin
Robert Frank, Cornell University
Ben Bernanke, Princeton University

ISBN: 0077121694
Copyright year: 2010

Welcome to the Online Learning Centre for Principles of Economics, 2nd Edition, by Moore McDowell, Rodney Thom, Robert Frank and Ben Bernanke.

The 2nd European edition of Principles of Economics builds on the success and popularity of the 1st edition and provides students with an accessible text that reflects the issues and context of economics in Europe. It relies throughout on a well articulated shortlist of 7 core principles which are reinforced by real world examples. Review questions, exercises and problems encourage students to apply these principles in a variety of contexts. Developed from the well regarded US textbook by Frank and Bernanke it presents concepts intuitively through examples drawn from familiar contexts.

The text encourages students to become “economics naturalists”; people who employ basic economics principles to understand and explain the world around them. This approach helps students develop concepts and illustrates their applications in a real world setting.

The book is suitable for all those taking Principles of Economics courses.

Moore McDowell & Rodney Thom are both based at University College Dublin, Ireland.


The Student Centre for this title contains a glossary, in chapter solutions, chapters removed from the first edition and an interactive graphing tool.


The Lecturer Centre for this title contains chapter outlines, PowerPoint presentations, solutions to end of chapter questions, a UK data section, the economics naturalist exercises from the first edition, a testbank and all the artwork from the book.


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