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Economics, 3rd Edition

Economic issues are active in our lives every day. However, when the subject of economics comes up in conversation or on the news, we can find ourselves longing for a more sophisticated understanding of the fundamentals of economics. These 36 lectures will help you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you and the nation every day-interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more-with a greater level of knowledge and sophistication.
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Economic issues are active in our lives every day. However, when the subject of economics comes up in conversation or on the news, we can find ourselves longing for a more sophisticated understanding of the fundamentals of economics.

These thirty-six lectures will help you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you and the nation every day-interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more-with a greater level of knowledge and sophistication. They require no special or advanced knowledge of mathematics. Instead, you'll learn economics through intuitive explanations and in plain English.

Professor Taylor's first 18 lectures focus on "microeconomics," or looking at economics "from the bottom up." You'll study the behavior of individuals, households, and firms; and how they interact in markets for goods, labor, and saving and investment. Topics in microeconomics include: supply and demand in the free market, monopolies and regulated competition, and public goods.

The second eighteen lectures cover "macroeconomics," or studying the economy "from the top down." Here you will examine the factors that help economists evaluate the economy on a national and global scale. Among these macroeconomic issues are: common ways the government taxes and spends, the relationship between employment and inflation, and international exchange rates.

Throughout, Professor Taylor helps you apply what you are learning to many of today's most frequently discussed and misunderstood issues.

Disclaimer: Please note that this recording may include references to supplemental texts or print references that are not essential to the program and not supplied with your purchase.

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    I enjoyed this lecture series. Enough to listen a second time; both for better understanding and for more recall for conversations with friends. The narration was great. Professor Taylor is a gifted speaker. My only negative comment is that this series was produced at least 10 years ago. Audible's release date makes it seem more current.


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    I've been looking for a way to digest a lot of the economic principles out there and I found it in this course. I consider myself pretty business and economics savvy and wanted something that could help me get my mind around some of the fundamentals that I glazed over in college. The format of this lecture was way better than any book I could find (especially seeing as I kept falling asleep while reading them).

    I recommend this course.


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    "Easy to understand,great prep for a college course"

    The author has great examples that illustrate the concepts in an easy to understand manner. It was enjoyable!

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    "Interesting overview of Economic Concpets"
    What made the experience of listening to Economics, 3rd Edition the most enjoyable?

    The insights into how the economy functions, and how to think more critically about information I hear in the news, from politicians, etc.


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    Good choice if you want an overview of Economic concepts. Nice foundation for further reading.

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    This course is a good primer on Economics. The lectures are well-organized and coherently presented. This is a very good listen for a beginner to Economics or someone looking for a refresher course.


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    Michael Sydney, Australia 12-06-13
    Michael Sydney, Australia 12-06-13 Member Since 2007

    Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.

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    Very easy to follow and a great introduction to the world of economics. Rather long, but worth it if you want to catch onto economics. Professor Timothy Taylor is excellent at presenting the stuff and I must admit I was lost sometimes, which indicates to me I probably should do a second listening. Excellent course.

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