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Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance.Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is a must-have reference resource.Key FeaturesProvides highly readable summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics, helpful for students trying to get a "big picture" sense of the fieldIncludes introductions to relevant theory as well as empirical evidence, useful ...

Sports Economics
Sports economics

Sports economics is arguably the most popular undergraduate elective in the collegiate economics curriculum today. Of the top 50 liberal arts colleges surveyed, 61% of the respondents offered an elective in sports economics. Details of the survey are available upon request. The rankings are based on the U.S. News & World Report rankings (“Liberal Arts Rankings,” 2009). Of the top 50 economics departments at research universities surveyed, 43% of the respondents offered a course in sports economics (Dusansky & Vernon, 1998). The Journal of Sports Economics has added special issues to keep up with the flow of scholarship, and more than one textbook has emerged on the subject. What is sports economics? Why might a topic such as sports stimulate pedagogical and ...

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