Routledge Dictionary of Economics
Routledge – 2013 – 712 pages
The Routledge Dictionary of Economics, now in its third edition, provides the clearest, most authoritative definition of economic and financial terms available. The book is perfect for students and professionals interested in a broad range of disciplines including Business, Economics, Finance, and Accountancy and all additional subjects where a knowledge of these fields of essential.
The dictionary has been updated to reflect the economic changes of the new Millennium including the emergence of experimental and behavioural economics, new political economy, the importance of institutions, globalization, environmental economics, financial crises and the economic emergence of China and India.
It’s an international dictionary that includes succinctly explained A to Z entries and definitive explanations of the key terms, accompanied by a short bibliography and comprising supplementary online definitions. In a world where the reader is met with a barrage of conflicting and competing information, this book continues to provide a definitive guide to economics.
'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
'This third edition of a definitive guide to economics…provides the clearest, most complete definitions of economic and financial terms available. It is suitable for students, researchers, and professionals interested in a broad range of disciplines…where knowledge of these fields is essential…This work is timely, but it doesn't ignore the relevant history of economics and economic theory." - Reference Reviews
Donald Rutherford is Lecturer in Economics and Director of Studies at the University of Edinburgh.