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The complex world of Economics is made simple in What You Need to Know About Economics written by leading British businessman and CFO Sir George Buckley and Economics Journalist Summet Desai, with an expert audiobook narration by Colin Mace. Whether you’re starting your own business, studying Economics or purely interested in the subject with no prior background knowledge of it, this complete guide takes you from the very basic principles and history to the most complex and current advancements. Available now from Audible.

Publisher's Summary

Economics matters. But with confusing things like GDP and interest rates, it’s often hard to get you head around. So what do you really need to know about economics?

    Find out:
  • What economic growth is and why it matters
  • How inflation happens
  • How jobs are created and lost
  • How the property market works
  • What central banks do and how it affects the rest of us
  • The impact of government spending on the economy

What You Need to Know About Economics cuts through the theory to help you to do your job and understand the world around you better.

©2011 George Buckley, Sumeet Desai (P)2011 Audible Ltd

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  • Max
  • Manalapan, NJ, United States
  • 08-15-11

Exactly what the title says!

I was expecting a dry and boring book, instead I've enjoyed every minute of it. Excellent listen! Gives you a complete understanding of the key principles of economics, and what is happening in the world right now. Packed with information, so in order to absorb everything, I've had to re-listen some parts over. But that's probably because I was driving at the moment. And last, but not least the narration is superb! Would definitely recommend this book.

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  • Philo
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • 09-08-11

Satisfying, introductory, British

This book does go into international topics, but is England-centric. Nevertheless I found it useful as an introduction, and easy to listen to.

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  • Jacob
  • 02-26-15

very good insight into economics

Narrated and written in a way that enabled me to understand complex issues that I previously found difficult to comprehend.

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  • kingsley_eke
  • 04-28-16

Simplifies the complicated

Good history for beginners, and recommended for the curious mind. presentation makes it sound interesting

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  • Zack M
  • 01-10-16

nice read

great learning on basics and workings of economics. Great listening pace as well. mzuri sana

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  • Mahmood
  • 10-12-15

Nice basic explanation

For those who are not expert in economy. This Book provide a solid information and guidance to how The world economy works.

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  • jamie
  • 10-04-18

simple and to the point

really good audio book which gives a simple and clear introduction into economics at a level anyone can understand, with examples using real life comparisons that most people shall be able to identify with.

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  • Prize Booker
  • 06-01-17

A basic introduction

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Needs to a little more in depth and delve more into how mechanisms work and how they relate to each other.

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  • david
  • 08-02-16

A great insight to Economics

I purchased this audiobook to understand the basics of economics, I took a great deal away we with me from this audiobook and will continue to keep learning more on this subject.

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  • Ross
  • 03-21-17

Good level of depth

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Great introduction to economics. I found the depth of information to be just right in that it wasn't so brief that it was obvious and therefore easily dismissed, but also wasn't so detailed that it regularly needed rewinding for a second listen. Having said that, the book is definitely worth a second listen!

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  • E. Cleaver
  • 05-14-16

informative

informative, boring as expecyed but good overview of everything ypu should need to know about the economy

3 of 3 people found this review helpful