IB Course Book: Economics

Second Edition

Jocelyn Blink, Ian Dorton

IB Course Book: Economics

Second Edition

Jocelyn Blink, Ian Dorton




Paperback + CD


7 Sep 2012




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The new edition of this bestselling course book has been specifically designed to support the student through the IB Diploma Programme in Economics. Written by experienced authors and examiners for the 2011 syllabus content, this book provides students with materials and activities that will help them towards success in the course. It also offers advice and guidance to help students address the new quantitative elements of the syllabus. It now comes with even more material on a brand new student CD-ROM, offering 17 handy revision sheets, specimen papers, a glossary and weblinks for further research. In addition the book provides activities integrated with study and learning approaches, TOK, and the IB learner profile to ensure that students are fully rounded participants in the programme. Examples, features, and case studies drawn from around the world will also encourage students to develop an international perspective.

About the series:
The only DP resources developed directly with the IB, the Oxford IB Course Books are the most comprehensive core resources to support learners through their study. Fully incorporating the learner profile, resources are assessed by consulting experts in international-mindedness and TOK to ensure these crucial components are deeply embedded into learning.


1: The Foundations of economics
2: Demand and supply
3: Market equilibrium, the price mechanism, and market efficiency
4: Elasticities
5: Indirect taxes, subsidies and price controls
6: Costs, revenues and profits
7: Perfect competition
8: Monopoly
9: Monopolistic competition
10: Oligopoly
11: Price discrimination
12: Market failure
13: The level of overall economic activity
14: Aggregate demand
15: Aggregate supply
16: Macroeconomic equilibrium
17: Low unemployment
18: A low and stable rate of inflation
19: Economic growth
20: Equity in the distribution of income
International Economics
21: Why do countries trade?
22: Free trade and protectionism
23: Exchange rates
24: Balance of payments
25: Economic integration
26: Terms of trade
Development Economics
27: Economic development
28: Measuring development
29: Domestic factors and economic development
30: International trade and economic development
31: Foreign direct investment and economic development
32: Aid, debt and economic development
33: The balance between markets and intervention
34: Assessment advice


Jocelyn Blink

Ian Dorton


`The more difficult conceptual material is explained in a way that is easy for students to understand. Jocelyn Blink and Ian Dorton, both Senior IB examiners for Economics, have produced, in our opinion, the best foundation text for IB Economics currently on the market. ' Dan Glover, Head of Business and Economics, Munich International School

`Excellent textbook in every aspect. Topics are well and logically organized. High Level topic coverage, in particular, is very comprehensive. Graphs, diagrams, examples, practice problems and graphs are all very clear and instructive.' Cindy Mueller, IB Economics Teacher, Frankfurt International School

`The Economics course book is thorough and accurately covers the course syllabus. The connection with Theory of Knowledge is outstanding.' Economics Workshop Leader, Australia

`The Economics Course Book is, to me, is a good book - full of knowledge and illustrations so it will not be boring for the students to read. I recommend purchasing this one. ' Dr Teddy Gomes, Deputy Head Teacher, Singapore School Kelapa Gading, Indonesia

`The Oxford course books are the best ever resource for both teachers and students. They are practical, insightful and fully in line with the IB Course outcomes.' Pat Hanson, IB Coordinator, Academy of the Holy Cross, USA

`All of the Oxford IB course books are terrific.' Carolyn Hawkins, IB Coordinator, Cookeville High School, USA

`We have adopted most of the Oxford IB course books for our school. We find them well written, well linked to TOK issues and age appropriate.' Sheta Saha, IB Coordinator, Chatsworth International School, Singapore