Economics: Global and Southern African Perspectives, New 3rd Edition

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This 3rdedition of Economics: Global and Southern African Perspectives is an adaptation of the 13thedition of Michael Parkin’s internationally renowned textbook. In this new edition, the focus is once again on combining Parkin’s expertise and international perspective with local examples, knowledge and context. Economics: Global and Southern African Perspectives 3rdedition aims to change the way that students see the world and open their eyes to the “economic way of thinking”. It is the ideal book for university students learning core principles of micro- and macroeconomics. Furthermore, all figures and tables have been replaced and adjusted to display South African data and rand equivalents, and some study plan problems and applications have been adapted to better reflect the South African environment and context. The “Reading between the lines” feature reflects on topics such as inflation, youth unemployment, income inequality, the effects of political shocks on the South African rand, and the affordability of biofuels. About the authors Michael Parkin is in the Department of Economics at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Geoffrey Antrobus is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Rhodes University. Janet Bruce-Brand taught Economics at the University of Natal and is now a researcher in private practice. Alica Fourie is a senior lecturer in Economics at the North-West University. Marcel Kohler has taught Economics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Nyasha Mahonye is a senior lecturer in the School of Economic and Business Sciences (SEBS) at the University of the Witwatersrand. Mthokozisi Mlilo has taught at the University of the Witwatersrand and other institutions in South Africa. Leigh Neethling is a lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. Bruce Rhodes is teaching at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Andrea Saayman is professor of Economics at North-West University, Potchefstroom. Volker Schö er is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand. Dirk Scholtz teaches Economics at the University of Pretoria. Carina Smit is a lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch. Kirsten Thompson is an economist in private practice.

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