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Economics for the IB Diploma with CD-ROM Paperback – November 28, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0521186407 ISBN-10: 0521186404 Edition: 2nd

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  • Series: IB Diploma
  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (November 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521186404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521186407
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #371,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This lively textbook, available in both print and e-book formats, offers comprehensive coverage of the Economics syllabus for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma at both Standard and Higher Levels. This new edition is written by a highly experienced author and former IB Economics Chief Examiner and has been extensively revised to meet the requirements of the new syllabus (effective 2011). The print book includes a CD-ROM of supplementary materials including a chapter on quantitative techniques and extensive exam practice. These supplementary materials are also included in the e-book version for an all-in-one solution.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TW on January 25, 2013
Format: Paperback
I am an IB Economics teacher and I have often struggled with finding the best material for this syllabus; it is way too advanced for any high school book and yet there is no quantitative emphasis like in most introductory college texts. The end result was that I had to pick and choose from all over because no one source covered everything satisfactorily. I had to supplement from college books, sites, my own notes, etc..After choosing to buy this book, my planning has become much smoother because we now rely primarily on this source. It covers the syllabus in its entirety and to the letter. It has many case studies (Real World Focus) that we can use to apply concepts and this of course is good preparation for the Internal Assessment. It covers everything in depth and leaves no questions unanswered. Tragakes even anticipates questions students might have and goes to great lengths to ensure that students have complete clarity, not just graphs and formulas to memorize. The CD includes practice questions, problem sets and a review on the quantitative skills needed for Paper 3. This will be a valuable resource to both teacher and student who can refresh and reinforce necessary skills that may have been forgotten. I reviewed several textbooks before choosing this one and the reason I did is because no other book is so in-depth, so comprehensive and so true to the spirit of the science of Economics; while not compromising relevance. There are also some supplementary sections which although not part of the syllabus, answer questions and enrich the content for the students that want to know a little more. I do agree with the comment on the somewhat boring layout. My students have commented on this as well. But Economics is the science of efficiency and at the end of the day it should not matter.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carla on March 12, 2012
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Book is good to read, in great condition, and an awesome textbook for IB economics, and probably other courses in other schooling systems too. Well recommended, with great insight into IB Econ.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By teacher82 on July 16, 2011
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This is a very good textbook. It is clearly written, well organized, and offers good examples with graphs. I plan on using it this fall. I am interested in Tragakes's updated text which follows the newer syllabus.
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