Pages: 192
Subject: Current Affairs
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld


A Beginner's Guide

James Forder

The ultimate guide to understanding how economics shapes our world


The Book

Markets, models, mechanisms and monopolies… most of us understand that economics is important, but what exactly is it - and what do economists do?

In this fresh and engaging introduction, Oxford University's James Forder skilfully presents the key concepts crucial to mastering the subject.  Combining theory with dynamic, real-life examples, he shows us why economics matters and how it shapes our world.

Economics: A Beginner's Guide is the perfect introduction for anyone wishing to understand and interpret economic problems, both past and present.

Additional Information

Subject Current Affairs
Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 192
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

James Forder has taught economics at Oxford since 1993 and is a Fellow of Balliol College. His previous books include Macroeconomics and the Phillips curve myth and The Case AgainstVoting Reform (Oneworld).



"An excellent introduction to some of the main ideas in modern economics. It is clearly written, balanced and, above all, reliable, with nothing to unlearn should it inspire someone to study the subject further."

- Roger Backhouse - Professor of the History and Philosophy of Economics, University of Birmingham


"I hope that people read this book.  It should change the way that people who are new to economics think about complex issues which affect the world we live in.”


- Timothy Besley, Professor of Economics and Political Science, London School of Economics