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Economics: An A-Z Guide by Matthew Bishop

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Introduction

The aim of this book is to explain economics and its most important ideas, and to demystify the most important economic terms and concepts. It is intended to be practical, rather than provide a comprehensive tour of economic theory. It focuses on the economics that affects jobs and prices and trade, that raises voices in boardrooms and bars and among politicians and pundits, in short, the economics that touches and shapes everyday life.

The book starts with an essay that examines the nature of economics and the challenges it must rise to if it is to be relevant in a fast-changing world. Following this is an A–Z of jargon, terms and concepts. In this section words in SMALL CAPITALS usually indicate a cross-reference to a separate ...

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