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- DescriptionIf you think ecomics is a complicated discipline that's reserved for theorists and the intellectual elite and has thing to do with you, think again. Ecomics impacts every aspect of our lives, from what we eat, to how we dress, to where we live. Ecomics might be complicated, but it has everything to do with you. Ecomics For Dummies helps you see how your personal financial picture is influenced by the larger ecomic picture. When you understand how what happens on Wall Street affects Main Street and how policies emanating from the White House impact the finances in your house, you'll be able to: Learn how government ecomic decisions affect you and your family Make better spending decisions and improve your personal finances Maximize your business profits Make wiser investments Written by Sean M. Flynn, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ecomics at Vassar College, Ecomics For Dummies covers all the basics of micro- and macroecomic theory. The next time you need to understand an ecomic theory or calculation, whether it's on the nightly news or on a spreadsheet at work, you'll longer be in the dark. Ecomics For Dummies covers all the history, principles, major theories, and termilogy, including: How ecomics affect governments, international relations, business, and even environmental issues like global warming and endangered species How the government fights recessions and unemployment using monetary and fiscal policy How and why international trade is good for you even if you don't appreciate French champagne, Irish crystal, or Swiss watches How the law of supply and demand can explain the prices of everything from comic books to open heart surgeries How the Federal Reserve controls the money supply, interest rates, and inflation Basic theories such as Keynesian ecomics, the Laffer Curve, and Adam Smith's Invisible Hand Presenting complex theories in simple terms and helping you decode the jargon, understand the equations, and debunk the common misconceptions, Ecomics For Dummies could be a big boon to your personal ecomy!
- Author BiographySean Flynn earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, studying under Nobel Prize winners George Akerlof and Daniel McFadden. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Finance Association, the Economic Science Association, and the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics. His research focuses on the often puzzling and seemingly irrational behavior of stock market investors, but he's also investigated topics as wide-ranging as the factors that affect customer tipping behavior at restaurants and why you see a lot of unionized workers only in certain industries. He's also a leading expert on closed-end mutual funds.
- Author(s)Sean Flynn
- PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc
- Date of Publication01/07/2004
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationFoster City
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Out-of-print date18/04/2011
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight572 g
- Width187 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine20 mm
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