Edexcel Economics A2

By Peter Smith
August 2009
Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340949269
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
296 pages, Illustrated
$65.00 Paper original

Carefully structured around the Edexcel specification, Edexcel A2 Economics combines clear and concise explanation and analysis of economic terms and concepts with frequent examples that show the application of those concepts to real-world situations. Exercises throughout the book enable students to engage in economic analysis in an active way that assists learning. Commentary on these exercises together with additional questions and discussion points are available in an accompanying Teacher Guide that can be purchased separately.

This highly accessible yet authoritative book is essential reading for all A2 students following the Edexcel specification.

Table of Contents:
PART 1 Business economics and economic efficiency
Chapter 1 Firms and their motivations
Chapter 2 Market structure: perfect competition and monopoly
Chapter 3 Market structure: monopolistic competition and oligopoly
Chapter 4 Pricing strategies and contestable markets
Chapter 5 Government intervention to promote competition
PART 2 The global economy
Chapter 6 Globalisation and trade
Chapter 7 The balance of payments and exchange rates
Chapter 8 Monetary union and international competitiveness
Chapter 9 Poverty and inequality in developed and developing countries
Chapter 10 Limits to growth and development
Chapter 11 Macroeconomic policies for growth and development
Chapter 12 Promoting growth and development




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