Applied Economics equips you with the skills and knowledge to apply economic analysis to the current economic problems happening in the world today. Highly praised for its clear presentation, broad coverage of topics, and unique blend of theory and application, Applied Economics brings the subject to life, helping you to understand the relevance of economics in the 'real world'
Alan Griffiths, BA, MSc, is Reader in Economics in the Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University. Stuart Wall, BA, MSc, is Professor of Business and Economics Education in Anglia Ruskin University, and Head of the Department of International Business and Strategy. They are both authors of 'Economics for Business and Management', also published by Pearson.
Guided tour Preface Acknowledgements 1 Changes in the economic structure Structure defined Structural change in the UK Causes of structural change Consequences of structural change Part I: Theory of the firm 2. Financial reports as a source of corporate information Financial reports and the assessment of company performance External sources of financial information 3 Firm objectives and firm behaviour Firm objectives Firm behaviour 4 Entrepreneurship and small/medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) Entrepreneurship and business start-ups Definition of the small firm The importance of the small firm The neglect of small firms The renewed interest in small firms Measures to help small firms European Union policy for small firms 5 Mergers and acquisitions in the growth of the firm Definitions Types of merger Economic theory and merger activity Mergers and the public interest Merger booms The control of mergers and acquisitions Corporate restructuring 6 Oligopoly The definition and measurement of oligopoly Oligopoly in theory and practice 7 The multinational corporation What is a multinational corporation? How important are the multinationals? Multinationals and the UK economy Why do companies become multinational? The impact of multinationals on the UK economy 8 Privatization and deregulation Nature and importance Reasons for nationalization Privatization Regulation and deregulation 9 Beyond markets: critical approaches to microeconomics Classical and neoclassical perspectives on markets Markets, prices and economic efficiency Role of the state in neoclassical economics Institutionalist perspectives on markets Part II: Environmental, regional and social economics 10 The economics of the environment The role of the environment Sustainable economic welfare Valuing the environment Market-based and non-market-based incentives Global warming 11 Transport The characteristics of transport The demand for transport Road transport congestion Government transport policy Airline operations and the growth of low-cost carriers 12 Health economics Health economics, health and health care Health inequalitites The organization of the NHS in England Welfare economics -- Pareto
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