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Date: 2007
Page count: 204 pages
Format: A/5
ISBN: 978-963-9326-72-9
Category: from English

Original price: 2700 Ft

A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy
Eighty-One Basic Economic Concepts That Will Change the Way You See the World

In the past decade of rapid change in the world economy, Randy Charles Epping's Beginner’s Guide to the World Economy has been the most reliable tool for keeping track of what's happening. The third edition updates the information in previous editions and explains many new concepts.

What is the new economy? What is globalization? Is the euro the final seal on European Union? How is e-commerce transforming our world beyond economics? What is virtual money, and does it have real value? How do social concerns and societal ills (drugs, poverty, AIDS, endangered natural resources) play a part in the rapidly changing world economy. What are multinationals, and do they signal the end of nationalism? These and many other pertinent issues are concisely addressed in the most accessible primer for those who want to be economically literate (and who doesn't?).

Globalization . . . income gaps between rich and poor . . . trade wars . . . the New Economy. Now, more than ever, economic literacy is a must for anyone who wants to be able to follow the nightly neves and understand the world around them, matring this easily accessible guide essential reading.

Completely revised and updated, this neve edition answers such questions ás: alhat exactly is the WTO? alhat is a stock option? How is e-commerce more than just a convenient way to shop? How will the emergence of the euro affect the U.S. dollar? alhat are the consequences of boycotting or buying Third World products? How can the Internet help investors keep track of foreign markets?

This user-friendly handbook also explains free trade, Swiss bank accounts, per capita GDP, hyperinflation, central banks, G7/G8, and much, much more. Fascinating, enlightening, and entertaining, A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy gives you up-to-the-minute information on everything you need to know to understand the economic world around you.
About the Author

Randy Charles Epping, an American Citizen based in Zurich, Switzerland, has worked in international finance for many years, holding management positions in European and American investment banks in London, Geneva, and Zurich. He has a master's degree in International Relations from Yale University in addition to degrees from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and the University of Notre Dame. He is currently the manager of IFS Project Management AG, a Switzerland-based international consulting company. He is also the president of the Central Europe Foundation. Mr. Epping is fluent in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.


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