Economics Round-up

February 26, 2009

Public Sector Economics

Author: Richard W. Tresch

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 528

Price: £35.99

ISBN 9780230522237

Tresch provides a view of mainstream concepts with a theoretical focus throughout. The book is accompanied by a companion website, and web-based examples aim to provide reinforcement for students on how these theories can be applied in a local and relevant real-world context.

Transport Economics: Theory, Application and Policy

Authors: Graham Mallard and Stephen Glaister

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 336

Price: £65.00 and £35.99

ISBN 9780230516878 and 6885

This text aims to bring economic theories alive for students, elucidating traditional concepts by applying them to a real-world context. It examines the microeconomic concepts that underpin this sector and the implications for transport markets with real examples from across the European Union.

The Economics of Social Problems

Authors: Sarah Smith, Julian Le Grand and Carol Propper

Edition: Fourth

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 216

Price: £23.99

ISBN 9780230553002

This text has been updated to reflect how economic policies on housing, crime, the environment and pensions, among other areas, have changed in recent years. The authors offer a lucid introduction to important economic concepts, showing how they are applied in a real-world setting.

The Economics of Benchmarking: Measuring Performance for Competitive Advantage

Author: Thijs ten Raa

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 128

Price: £19.99

ISBN 9780230224384

This text presents the tools, theory and practice of benchmarking, explaining the principles that underlie the technique, and aims to show how useful economic information about efficiency, productivity and profitability can be gleaned.

The Economics of Growth

Authors: Philippe Aghion and Peter Howitt

Edition: First

Publisher: MIT Press

Pages: 512

Price: £36.95

ISBN 9780262012638

This text presents the main facts and puzzles about growth, proposes simple methods and models needed to explain these facts, acquaints the reader with the most recent theoretical and empirical developments, and provides tools with which to analyse policy design.

Maths for Economics

Author: Geoff Renshaw

Edition: Second

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 672

Price: £35.99

ISBN 9780199236817

Renshaw provides a foundation in mathematical principles and methods for economics and business students. The book aims to build self-confidence in maths by reinforcing learning at each step through worked examples and test exercises.

The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets

Authors: Tito Boeri and Jan van Ours

Edition: First

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Pages: 344

Price: £65.00 and £35.00

ISBN 9780691124490 and 37353

Boeri and van Ours examine the many institutions that affect the behaviour of workers and employers in imperfect labour markets. The book defines and measures these institutions to accurately characterise their effects, and discusses how these institutions are being changed by political and economic forces.

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