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Introduction to Economics

Charles Albert-Ramsay

ED 2021 | Innovatank 


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Charles Albert Ramsay interviewed Julien Brault, CEO at Hardbacon a Financial App with the misson of helping Canadians manage their finances better. They discuss subjects in cryptocurrencies, banking and global warming. 

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Part 1 – General Information.

Why the Manual?

Note to Instructors.

Part 2 – An Introduction  to the Social Science  of Economics.

1 – The Science of Economies.

2 – Important Economic Terms.

2b – The Principles of  Economic Life. 

3 – The Problem of Scarcity.

4 – The Costs of Production.

5 – The Three Major Schools of Economic Thought

6 – Institutions and Economic Systems.

Part 3 – An Introduction  to the Discipline of Microeconomics.

7 – The Free Market

8 – Demand.

9 – Monopoly and Other Situations of Imperfect Competition.

10 – Supply, Perfect Competition, and Equilibrium…

11 – Self-Regulating Markets.

12 – Market Disruptions.

12 b – Markets Analysis in Real-Life Situations.

13 – When Markets Need to be Told What to Do.

13 b – Market Failure.

Part 4 – An Introduction  to the Discipline of Macroeconomics.

14 – The Circular Flow of Money.

15 – Economic Output Accounting.

16 – Labour Markets.

17 – Money.

18 – The Banking System…

19 – Inflation.

20 – Real GDP..

21 – Business Cycles.

22 – National Currencies.

23 – Globalization and the Quebec Economy.

Part 5 – An Introduction  to Macroeconomic Modelling.

24 – Keynesian Macroeconomic Theory.

24b – Exercises for Keynesian Macroeconomic Theory.

25 – Consensus Macroeconomic Theory.

26 – A Long-Run Consensus Macroeconomic Theory.

26 b – Economic Growth, Innovation and Productivity.

27 – The Government Budget

28 – Fiscal Policy.

29 – Monetary Policy.

Part 6 – Appendices.

Charles-Albert Ramsay is an economist, popularizer, and teacher. The result of a non-linear career path, he has been able to share his passion for economic development with readers and with students. He was trained in economics at the Université de Sherbrooke. His research was interested in technological change, and was inspired by the works of Alfred Marshall, Jane Jacobs, and Michael Porter. A curious person by nature, Mr. Ramsay has travelled extensively in Quebec to report on innovative businesses, as a journalist for Les Affaires, and the Argent-TVA business news television channel. His curiosity will bring him to Sudbury, Ontario, to the Quebec North-Shore, and even to South Africa. For the last 10 years, he has been teaching economics at Dawson College, where his students are now exposed to his passion for economic development.

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