The National EconomyBook - 2006
From the impact of rising gas prices to debates over free trade agreements, the workings of the economy remain a mystery to most, even as the demands on our economic resources increase. This volume presents a basic introduction to the national economy--how it works and how various political and business decisions affect it. Chapters one through four explain the concept of Gross Domestic Product, with an emphasis on supply and demand, long-term growth, and short-term fluctuations, resulting from such factors as interest rates and inflation. Chapters five through eight highlight the four basic sectors of the economy--businesses, households, the government, and the international arena--and how they interact. Featuring graphs and charts, a glossary and timeline, examples drawn from the popular press, and sources of current data and information, The National Economy will provide readers with the tools to understand and interpret economic events, conditions, policies, and issues.
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
Call Number: 330.973 H1978n
Characteristics: xx, 173 p. : ill. ; 25 cm