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acid test

Overview page. Subjects: economics — marketing.

A financial liquidity measure of the ability of a company to use its cash, and those assets that can be quickly converted into cash, to repay its current liabilities. Usually this is the...

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ACII

Overview page. Subjects: financial institutions and services.

Abbreviation for Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

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Choice Theory

Michael Allingham.

August 2002; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: econometrics and mathematical economics. 144 pages.

We make choices all the time — about trivial matters, about how to spend our money, about how to spend our time, about what to do with our lives. Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction...

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The World Trade Organization

Amrita Narlikar.

September 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: international trade. 168 pages.

The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction explanation of what the WTO is, what it does, and how it goes about executing its tasks. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is...

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Economics

Partha Dasgupta.

February 2007; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: economics. 192 pages.

Economics: A Very Short Introduction describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. It compares the...

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Risk

Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany.

May 2011; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: business and management; economics; research and information. 184 pages.

Risk: A Very Short Introduction draws on the sciences and humanities to explore and explain the many kinds of risk. We find risks — from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice,...

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Environmental Economics

Stephen Smith.

September 2011; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: environmental economics. 168 pages.

Environmental economics looks at how economic activity and policy affect the environment in which we live. Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction discusses environmental issues...

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Keynes

Robert Skidelsky.

October 2010; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: individual economists. 208 pages.

Keynes: A Very Short Introduction provides an insight into hils life and works, and explores Keynes's ethical and practical philosophy, and his monetary thought. John Maynard Keynes...

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Global Economic History

Robert C. Allen.

September 2011; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: history of economic thought. 192 pages.

Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction considers the wealth and economic history of countries worldwide. Why are some countries rich and others poor? The various factors that...

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Globalization

Manfred Steger.

April 2013; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: economics; economic geography; politics. 176 pages.

‘Globalization’ has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time — a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental...

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