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Economics for Business , 4/e

David Begg, Imperial College, London
Damian Ward, University of Bradford

ISBN: 0077139453
Copyright year: 2013

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Economics for Business, 4th edition, is an essential introduction to economics, tailor-made for business students. The text demonstrates the relevance of applying economics principles to solve business problems, using a unique business first approach. Key economic theories are clearly explained within the context of modern business, drawing on a wealth of contemporary examples to bring the topics to life. The pedagogy allows students to consolidate their learning and equips them with the economic tools to confront real business situations.

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Please note that one of the end of chapter Exercise Questions for Chapter 9 is incorrect. Exercise 3 should instead read:

3. Refer to Box 9.1 when considering the following questions:

  1. Calculate the percentage increase in the index of the Ifo institute.
  2. What evidence is there within the article to support that consumption, investment, government spending and net exports are increasing?

Solutions are provided for lecturers in this Online Learning Centre for both the exercise questions included in the book (along with the original Box 9.1 from the previous edition to which they refer) and for the above new exercise questions that refer to the new Box 9.1 from this edition.

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