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Economics  -  A Primer for India
Economics - A Primer for India

Economics - A Primer for India

by G Omkarnath

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English

Publisher

Orient BlackSwan

ISBN

9788125046325 - Year: 2012 - Pages: 296

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Paperback

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Author: G Omkarnath
Publisher: Orient BlackSwan
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 296
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788125046325

Description

Economics: A Primer for India is tailor-made for foundation courses. Its pedagogic standpoint is based on two convictions. First, a foundation course need not invoke formal economic theory which is a contested terrain, especially at the present time. Second, such a course should be grounded on the empirical reality of the economy in which students live.Through an intuitive approach that combines concepts with history, accounting and data, the primer allows the reader to discover economic processes and institutions. The economic structure of society as three inter-dependent systems, namely production, markets and money, is brought to relief. The process of economic growth as change in this structure will then be evident, as also the critical role of policy in guiding growth. Basic concepts and measures are explained with data from original sources.Three chapters (Chapters 6, 7 & 8) are pitched at a higher level and can be useful supplements to courses in Indian economy. Its grounding in Indian reality will make the primer appeal to a broad cross-section of readers, including students of other disciplines, media persons, people’s representatives and anyone curious about economy.The distinctive features of the book include:1. Text focuses on the inter-dependent nature of the economic structure of society2. Elucidation of basic economic concepts and measures with relevant data from original sources3. A rigorous attention to the process of economic growth, including the critical role of policy in guiding growth

Contents

ContentsList of Tables List of Figures List of Text Boxes Preface List of AbbreviationsPart I THE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE OF SOCIETY1 Basic Economic Processes 1.1 Introduction 1.2 National income: a preliminary view 1.3 Basic economic processes 1.4 The economy 1.5 Plan of the primer2 The System of Production 2.1 The system of production 2.2 National income 2.3 Labour force 2.4 Productivity3 The System of Markets 3.1 Viability of production 3.2 The role of the market 3.3 The market for primary products 3.4 The market for manufactures 3.5 The market for labour 3.6 The market for exports4 The System of Money and Finance 4.1 Monetary medium 4.2 The stock of money 4.3 Money as wealth 4.4 The financial system 4.5 Savings and investment 4.6 Financial markets 4.7 Financial regulationPart II THE PROCESS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH5 Growth and Demand 5.1 Meaning and measure of growth 5.2 Growth as a cumulative process 5.3 Economic growth and demand 5.4 Supply-side constraints on growth 5.5 Policies for economic growth6 Industrialisation and Growth 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Choices and instruments 6.3 General outcome 6.4 Constraints on growth 6.5 Easing the constraints Appendix: Colonial Impact7 Liberalisation and Growth 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Antecedents 7.3 The process of reform 7.4 Quality of growth8 Petty Production and Poverty 8.1 Introduction 8.2 The concept of petty production 8.3 Labour in petty production 8.4 Capital in petty production 8.5 Some implications AppendixPart III ADDENDA9 Monitoring the Indian Economy 9.1 Activity and employment9.2 Prices and fi nancial stability9.3 Credit, savings and investment9.4 Financial markets10 Economic Theory: An Orientation 10.1 Nature of economic theory 10.2 Divisions of economic theory 10.3 The development of economic theory 10.4 Goodness of theory

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