Economics for CSEC® Examinations 
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Economics for CSEC® Examinations 

By Patricia Gopie
US$ 22.35
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Book Description

Economics for CSEC® Examinations is a comprehensive text for Caribbean students. This new, full-colour text from Macmillan offers comprehensive coverage of the CSEC Economics syllabus. It has been developed by a highly experienced Caribbean teacher, supported by a team of advisers from the Caribbean and the UK.The book includes thorough explanations of Economic theory, real-life Caribbean examples based on students’ lives and experiences, In-Text Questions and examination practice questions at the end of each chapter. The material is presented in a variety of ways which is designed to engage students, keep them on task and improve learning.Key features:• Provides full coverage of syllabus as shown in the list of objectives at the start of each chapter• Concept maps at the start of each chapter to define the scope of the topic and to establish links within the topic• Clear and concise explanations of topics, with illustrations and examples based on students’ life experiences to aid understanding and recall• Material is presented in a variety of ways – text, tables, diagrams and charts to accommodate students with different learning styles• Includes different assessment methods – multiple choice questions, short answer questions and essay-type questions to prepare students for real examination conditions• Provides extensive coverage of topics that students find challenging such as Elasticity, Cost Theory, Market Failure and Comparative Advantage Theory• Includes up-to-date data on macroeconomics topics such as Balance of Payments, Inflation, Unemployment Economic Integration and Caribbean Economies• The book follows a clear and logical structure with each chapter building on the concepts and topics from the previous chapter• Provides step-by-step guidance for the SBA component – how to choose a topic, formulating a topic statement and suggestions for SBAs. There is a sample SBA with tips and a section on how to earn marks in this componentAbout the authorPatricia Gopie has taught Economics for the past 20 years. She is currently the Head of Business at St. Joseph’s Convent, Trinidad. She has considerable experience as an Examiner and has participated in several examination item writing exercises.Please note that this is an eBook version of this title and can NOT be printed. For more information about eBooks, including how to download the software you’ll need, see our FAQs page.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • List of figures and tables
  • Series preface
  • About this book
  • 1 Basic economic concepts
    • The definition of economics
    • The scope of economics
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 2 Economic decisions
    • Economic decisions
    • Influences on economic decisions
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 3 Factors of production
    • Factors of production
    • Primary and secondary factors of production
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 4 Economic systems
    • Resource allocation
    • Economic systems
    • Comparison of economic systems
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 5 Costs in the short run and the long run
    • The cost of production
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 6 Business organisations in the free market economy
    • Types of business organisation
    • Sole proprietorships
    • Partnerships
    • Joint stock companies
    • Cooperatives
    • Multinational corporations (MNCs)
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 7 Economies and diseconomies of scale
    • Productive capacity
    • Economies of scale
    • Diseconomies of scale
    • Division of labour
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 8 Market forces
    • Market forces
    • Determinants of demand
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 9 The theory of supply
    • Firm and industry supply
    • Determinants of supply
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 10 Equilibrium in the market
    • Demand and supply in the market
    • Shortages and surpluses
    • Shifts in demand and supply
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 11 Elasticity
    • Elasticity
    • Degrees of elasticity
    • Factors affecting the price elasticity of demand
    • Price elasticity of supply
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 12 Market structure
    • Spectrum of markets
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 13 Market failure
    • Market failure
    • Causes of market failure
    • Consequences of market failure
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 14 The financial sector
    • Money
    • Features of money
    • Functions of money
    • The money supply
    • The financial sector
    • The informal sector in Caribbean economies
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 15 The central bank and other financial institutions
    • The central bank
    • Functions of the central bank
    • Commercial banks
    • Share market
    • Credit union
    • Development bank
    • Insurance company
    • Mutual fund
    • Building society
    • Investment trust company
    • Informal credit institutions
    • Financial instruments
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 16 Government in the economy and national income
    • Introduction
    • Expenditure
    • The circular flow of income
    • National income
    • Nominal, real and potential output
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 17 Inflation, recession and unemployment
    • Introduction
    • Policies used by government to achieve macroeconomic goals
    • Inflation and its causes
    • Consequences of inflation
    • Measures to reduce inflation
    • Recession
    • Unemployment
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 18 Growth and development
    • Economic growth
    • Drivers of economic growth
    • Economic development
    • Growth versus development
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 19 Trade unions
    • Trade unions
    • Types of trade union
    • Labour in the free market economy
    • Trade unions and the supply of labour
    • The role of trade unions in a free market economy
    • Some costs of trade union activity
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 20 International trade
    • International trade
    • The rationale for international trade
    • Factors that influence international trade
    • The theory of absolute advantage
    • The theory of comparative advantage
    • Terms of trade
    • Gains from trade
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 21 Exchange rates
    • Exchange rates
    • The fixed exchange rate system
    • The floating exchange rate system
    • Factors influencing the exchange rate
    • The managed exchange rate regime
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 22 Balance of payments
    • Balance of payments
    • Structure of the balance of payments
    • Balance of payments deficits
    • Balance of payments surpluses
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 23 Globalisation and trade liberalisation
    • Protectionism
    • Preferential tariffs
    • Trade liberalisation
    • Globalisation
    • Effects of trade liberalisation and globalisation
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 24 Caribbean economies
    • Caribbean economies
    • Economic problems facing Caribbean economies
    • Development strategies for Caribbean economies in a globalised environment
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 25 Economic integration and CARICOM Single Market and Economy
    • Economic integration
    • The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)
    • Examples of economic integration
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 26 E-commerce
    • What is e-commerce?
    • Advantages of e-commerce
    • Challenges of e-commerce
      • Summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 27 School-based assessment
    • Introduction
    • Choosing a topic and formulating a topic statement
    • Sample school-based assessment project
    • Conclusion
  • Answers to multiple choice questions
  • Index
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
    • J
    • K
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • Q
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • U
    • V
    • W
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