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  • Mzansinomics - Understanding the basics of the South African economy
  • Fourie J, Mohr P
  • ISBN: 9780627038938
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627038945
  • 0 Pages | Published: 2021

FORTHCOMING TITLE: NEW PUBLICATION

What is money? What determines the price of umqombothi? Why is Eskom a monopoly and what can be done about it? What explains the differences in wealth between Sandton and Soweto? What is a fiscal cliff and is South Africa heading towards one?

Mzansinomics introduces economics to a South African audience. It explains the key economic concepts and issues in the news every day – markets, inflation, budget deficits, collusion, inequality, economic growth – in a straightforward, practical and non-technical way. A question-and-answer format, with many examples and updated statistics, exposes South Africa’s unique economic challenges and opportunities.

The book is useful as a quick reference not only for seasoned industry professionals (or as an ideal text for students who want to obtain a basic understanding of economics without enrolling for a formal mainstream course), but also for anyone interested in the structure and development of the South African economy.

Mzansinomics is the product of two passionate South African economists.

Johan Fourie is professor of Economics at Stellenbosch University. Widely regarded as one of the top economists in the country, he is the author of Our Long Walk to Economic Freedom and also contributes regularly to the financial and popular press as well as to national and international academic journals.

Philip Mohr was professor of Economics at the University of South Africa from 1984 to 2007. He has written a number of textbooks and books aimed at a broader audience.

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