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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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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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Malthus

Donald Winch.

June 2013; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Intellectual History; History of Economic Thought; Political Economy; Population and Demography. 144 pages.

Thomas Robert Malthus was an English cleric whose ideas, as expounded in his most famous work the Essay on the Principle of Population, caused a storm of controversy. Malthus: A Very Short...

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Entrepreneurship

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright.

November 2013; published online November 2013.

Book. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Economic History. 176 pages.

Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction navigates the debates about entrepreneurship, providing a guide to the entrepreneurial process. There has been an explosion of interest in...

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Game Theory

Ken Binmore.

October 2007; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory. 200 pages.

Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction provides insights into the games that are all around us. Game theory is about how to play such games in a rational way. Game theory has seen...

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European Pensions & Global Finance

Gordon L. Clark.

January 2003; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: Pensions. 268 pages.

This book is about the demographic and funding crises that threaten systems of pension and retirement income in continental Europe. The book argues that state-sponsored social security will...

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