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Routledge Dictionary of Economics

2nd Edition

By Donald Rutherford

Routledge – 2002 – 704 pages

Purchasing Options:

  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-25091-7
    August 22nd 2002
    Out-of-print
  • Hardback:
    978-0-415-25090-0
    August 22nd 2002
    Out-of-print

Description

Compiled to meet the needs of students and professionals in economics, finance, accountancy and business, this wide-ranging, international Dictionary is for everyone who wants an up-to-date resource to the world of economics.

Key Features

  • over 4200 comprehensive A to Z entries, from after-hours to z-score, provide clear, definitive explanations of the key terms, issues, theories and concepts in economics today - as well as describing the contributions of key figures in the field
  • each entry is headed by a short definition for quick reference, and where relevant, followed by an annotated bibliography to lead the reader to further sources
  • cross-referenced for ease of access
  • the full range of subjects is covered, from classical economics and the study of value and growth, to contemporary concerns such as European Union and Green conditionality
  • detailed coverage of vital econometric terms and statistics including entries such as eigenprices and M0
  • includes specialised commercial and financial jargon
  • illustrated with 94 line diagrams
  • unique subject index for ease of access

Reviews

'The general reader and student approaching the subject for the first time should find this dictionary as illuminating as professional economists and teachers of the subject.' - Economics

'Invaluable … a highly recommended purchase, as a source both of reference and of entertainment.' - Accountancy Age

'As impressive a collection of pithy summaries and explanations as can be found, an admirably comprehensive book.' - The Business Economist

`[An] admirable dictionary … invaluable … The 5,000-odd entries are very well cross-referenced and meticulously alphabetised. A special word of praise is due for the biographical entries … it opens the doors towards real in-depth information. The use of the Economic Journal classification for the index is a great merit … The author is to be congratulated.' - - Library Association Record

`An extremely impressive reference work … Coverage is extremely comprehensive and it is difficult to fault the selection of topics. Entries are liberally illustrated to graphs, models and diagrams, which add understanding to the text, and are supported by extensive cross-references and suggested seminal readings on many key concepts.' - Reference Reviews

`It furthers Rutherford's hopes that the dictionary is `a solace for the perplexed, a guide for the scholar and a map of a new terrain for the general reader.' Recommended for all libraries serving readers of international economic news.' - Choice

Author Bio

Donald Rutherford is Lecturer in Economics and Associate Dean in Social Sciences at Edinburgh University.

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Description: By Donald Rutherford. Compiled to meet the needs of students and professionals in economics, finance, accountancy and business, this wide-ranging, international Dictionary is for everyone who wants an up-to-date resource to the world of economics. Key Features over 4200...
Categories: Economics, Economic History, General Reference