The Economic way of thinking

Shafinah Begum, Abdul Rahim (2015) The Economic way of thinking. International Journal of Economics, Management and Accounting, 23 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2462-1420


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The tribute by Douglass C. North (a Nobel Prize Winner in Economics Sciences, 1993) in the opening of this book drew my attention to it. Within a mere 405 pages, which is considered moderate by the standard of economics books, the authors have successfully arranged the building blocks of economics in a nutshell. The content is cleverly divided into 16 chapters, beginning with the basic feature of economic theory as all social phenomena emerging from actions and interactions of individuals who are choosing in respect to expected benefits and costs to themselves. Discussions revolve around the emphasis on indivdual choices, economizing process and the pro- market preference, concluding that although facts can be observed, it takes a theory to explain the causes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: incentive, cost/benefit analysis, economics, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Ab Rahim
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 03:41
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 03:41

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