Modern Economics

Eighth edition

by Jack Harvey and Ernie Jowsey

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Table of Contents

  • Preface

PART 1: INTRODUCTION

  1. What Economics is About
  2. Methods of Allocating Resources

PART 2: WHAT TO PRODUCE

  1. How Price is Formed in the Free Market
  2. Applications of Demand and Supply Analysis
  3. A Further Look at Demand

PART 3: HOW TO PRODUCE - THE THEORY OF PRODUCTION

  1. The Firm
  2. The Organisation and Scale of Production
  3. The Distribution of Goods to the Consumer
  4. Combining the Factors of Production
  5. Deciding on the Most Profitable Output
  6. The Supply Curve of the Industry under Perfect Competition
  7. Rewarding the Factors of Production: The Marginal Productivity Theory of Distribution

PART 4: THE GOVERNMENT AND THE ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES

  1. Market Failure and the Role of Government
  2. Monopoly
  3. Imperfect Competition: Other Forms
  4. Externalities and Cost-Benefit Analysis
  5. The Environment: Conservation and Pollution
  6. The Provision of Goods and Services by the Public Sector

PART 5: REWARDS TO THE DIFFERENT FACTORS OF PRODUCTION

  1. Labour and Wages
  2. Capital and Interest
  3. Land and Rent
  4. Entrepreneurship and Profit

PART 6: MONEY AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

  1. Money and the Rate of Interest
  2. Financial Markets
  3. Clearing Banks
  4. The Bank of England

PART 7: THE GOVERNMENT AND STABILISATION POLICY

  1. Measuring the Level of Activity: National Income Calculations
  2. Unemployment
  3. The Level of Output and Aggregate Demand: The Keynesian Explanation
  4. Employment and the Price Level
  5. Inflation: Its Effects
  6. Policies to Achieve Price Stability
  7. Economic Growth
  8. Balanced Regional Development
  9. Public Finance

PART 8: INTERNATIONAL TRADE

  1. The Nature of International Trade
  2. The Balance-of-Payments
  3. Foreign Exchange Rates
  4. The Correction of a Balance-of-Payments Disequilibrium
  5. The European Union

PART 9: LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

  1. The Population of the UK
  2. Current Problems and Policies in the UK and Europe