IB Economics Course Book: 2nd Edition Oxford IB Diploma Program

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2012-10-25
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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The only DP resources developed with the IB Our bestselling IB Diploma course book for Economics has been revised and updated in line with the 2011 syllabus change. Now in colour, with increased diagrams and photographs to support students' learning as well as a CD-ROM that contains 17 handy revision sheets, specimen papers, glossary, and weblinks for further research.

Author Biography

Jocelyn Blink holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics and Political Studies and a Bachelor of Education degree from Queen's University in Canada. She currently teaches Economics at the Vienna International School, having previously taught in Nigeria and Canada. She has been teaching IB Economics for 16 years. She has a wide range of examining experience and has been actively involved in curriculum development.

Ian Dorton holds an undergraduate degree from Aston University and a postgraduate certificate from Birmingham University. He currently teaches Economics at the American International School of Vienna, having previously headed the departments of Economics and Business at both Sevenoaks School in the UK, and the United World College of Singapore. He has been teaching economics for 20 years and has a wide range of experience as an examiner. He has been a member of the last two IB Economics curriculum committees, and has led IB Economics workshops in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Table of Contents

1. The Foundations of economics
2. Demand and supply
3. Market equilibrium, the price mechanism, and market efficiency
4. Elasticities
5. Indirect taxes, subsidies and price controls
6. Costs, revenues and profits
7. Perfect competition
8. Monopoly
9. Monopolistic competition
10. Oligopoly
11. Price discrimination
12. Market failure
13. The level of overall economic activity
14. Aggregate demand
15. Aggregate supply
16. Macroeconomic equilibrium
17. Low unemployment
18. A low and stable rate of inflation
19. Economic growth
20. Equity in the distribution of income
International Economics
21. Why do countries trade?
22. Free trade and protectionism
23. Exchange rates
24. Balance of payments
25. Economic integration
26. Terms of trade
Development Economics
27. Economic development
28. Measuring development
29. Domestic factors and economic development
30. International trade and economic development
31. Foreign direct investment and economic development
32. Aid, debt and economic development
33. The balance between markets and intervention
34. Assessment advice

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