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. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Timothy Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000081de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is a master of game theory, which is a fancy label for a simple idea: People compete, and they always do what they think is in their own best interest. Bueno de Mesquita uses game theory and its insights into human behavior to predict and even engineer political, financial, and personal events. His forecasts, which have been employed by everyone from the CIA to major business firms, have an amazing 90-percent accuracy rate, and in this dazzling and revelatory book he shares his startling methods and lets you play along in a range of high-stakes negotiations and conflicts.Revealing the origins of game theory and the advances made by John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist perhaps best known from A Beautiful Mind, Bueno de Mesquita details the controversial and cold-eyed system of calculation that he has since created, one that allows individuals to think strategically about what their opponents want, how much they want it, and how they might react to every move.From there, Bueno de Mesquita games such events as the North Korean disarmament talks and the Middle East peace process and recalls, among other cases, how he correctly predicted which corporate clients of the Arthur Andersen accounting firm were most likely engaged in fraudulent activity (hint: one of them started with an E).Looking as ever to the future, Bueno de Mesquita also demonstrates how game theory can provide successful strategies to combat both global warming and terror.But as Bueno de Mesquita shows, game theory isn´t just for saving the world. It can help you in your own life, whether you want to succeed in a lawsuit, elect the CEO of your company, or even buy a car.Savvy, provocative, and shockingly effective, The Predictioneer´s Game will change how you understand the world and manage your future. Life´s a game, and how you play is whether you win or lose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002040de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A riveting indictment of those responsible for our current financial messBailout Nation offers one of the clearest looks at the financial lenders, regulators, and politicians responsible for the financial crisis of 2008. Written by Barry Ritholtz, one of today´s most popular economic bloggers and a well-established industry pundit, this book skillfully explores how the United States evolved from a rugged independent nation to a soft Bailout Nation - where financial firms are allowed to self-regulate in good times, but are bailed out by taxpayers in bad times.Entertaining and informative, this book clearly shows you how years of trying to control the economy with easy money has finally caught up with the federal government and how its practice of repeatedly rescuing Wall Street has come back to bite them.The definitive book on the financial crisis of 2008Names the villains responsible for this tragedy-from financial regulators to politiciansShows how each bailout throughout modern history has impacted what happened in the futureExamines why the consumer/taxpayer is left suffering in an economy of bubbles, bailouts, and possible inflationScathing, but fair, Bailout Nation is a voice of reason in these uncertain economic times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000946de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
America confronts a jobs crisis that has two faces. The first is obvious when we read the newspapers or talk with our friends and neighbors: there are simply not enough jobs to go around. The second jobs crisis is more subtle but no less serious: far too many jobs fall below the standard that most Americans would consider decent work. A quarter of working adults are trapped in jobs that do not provide living wages, health insurance, or much hope of upward mobility. The problem spans all races and ethnic groups and includes both native-born Americans and immigrants. But Good Jobs America provides examples from industries ranging from food services and retail to manufacturing and hospitals to demonstrate that bad jobs can be made into good ones. Paul Osterman and Beth Shulman make a rigorous argument that by enacting policies to help employers improve job quality we can create better jobs, and futures, for all workers. Good Jobs America dispels several myths about low-wage work and job quality. The book demonstrates that mobility out of the low-wage market is a chimera far too many adults remain trapped in poor-quality jobs. Osterman and Shulman show that while education and training are important, policies aimed at improving earnings equality are essential to lifting workers out of poverty. The book also demolishes the myth that such policies would slow economic growth. The experiences of countries such as France, Germany, and the Netherlands, show that it is possible to mandate higher job standards while remaining competitive in international markets. Good Jobs America shows that both government and the firms that hire low-wage workers have important roles to play in improving the quality of low-wage jobs. Enforcement agencies might bolster the effectiveness of existing regulations by exerting pressure on parent companies, enabling effects to trickle down to the subsidiaries and sub-contractors where low-wage jobs are located. State... 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Robert Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004818de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The BVR Business Valuation Firm Economics & Best Practices Guide:
Economics of Small Firms:An Introduction Peter Johnson
Economics of the Firm:Analysis, Evolution and History Michael Dietrich