Introductory Economics

Key features for Students
  • Use as a standalone course as an interactive textbook on your PC
  • Or dip in for revision, assignments, preparatory or back-up work
  • The full course material with all the relevant theory
  • Access links to WinEcon from lecturer's notes on your PC
Key features for Teaching
  • Use on site network or PCs as standalone course in whole or in part
  • Deliver engaging, media-rich lessons, courses and supplements
  • Customise to suit your institutional and teaching needs
  • Can be used as a Web-based resource

Introductory Economics is a fully interactive and user-friendly elearning package for further or higher education courses or modules in economics. The course covers the whole of the syllabus for a first year degree course in economics and provides broad and rapid access to key concepts for undergraduate students of business and management. The software offers hours of tutorial material and includes: extensive relevant theory, interactive exercises, self-assessment questions, economic databases and an economic glossary.

  • 800+ graphical, interactive tutorial screens, quizzes, self-assessment questions and tools
  • For undergraduate economics students with full coverage of every aspect of the first year syllabus
  • For undergraduate students of business and management needing access to key concepts in economics
  • Offers complete control of pace and style of learning in a fully supported environment
  • A comprehensive glossary of all the key terms in the subject
  • No prior knowledge of computing or economics needed

WinEcon is an award winning, highly interactive teaching and learning package for network and PC use. Intensively developed at a cost of £1m under the government funded Teaching and Learning Technology Programme by experienced teachers of economics, the WinEcon software gives complete control of the pace and style of learning in a fully-supported environment that demands no prior knowledge of computing or economics.

Introductory Economics can be used as a stand alone course or to complement your university's or college's course. Intensively developed and updated by experienced teachers of economics, Introductory Economics is arranged into chapters, with each chapter divided into easy to manage sections containing topics which comprise interactive tutorials supported by a virtual tutor.

The expertly authored tutorials include theory and graphic enhanced interactive exercises allowing students to interact with the models and see how changes made affect graphs, etc., helping students to understand the theory, with interactive questions to test their understanding as they progress through the tutorial.

Many topics include links to additional and more advanced information and exercises, tailoring a student's learning to suit their own individual strengths and weaknesses. And the easy to use navigation allows students to dip into topics if they don't want to work through a whole chapter or section.

The software also includes easily accessible section introductions and summaries and an economics glossary and notebook, all ideal for revision. Plus self-assessment quizzes and specialist chapters on introductory and intermediate maths, statistics and probability for economists.

WinEcon gives complete control of the pace and style of learning in a fully-supported environment that demands no prior knowledge of computing or economics.


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1. What is Economics
2. Introduction to Demand and Supply
3. Intermediate Demand
4. Production and Costs
5. Perfect Competition and Monopoly
6. Imperfect Competition
7. Regulation of Markets and Market Failure
8. Factors of Production
9. Macroeconomic Data
10. National Income Accounting
11. Income Expenditure Model
12. Money Supply and Demand
13. Theories of Aggregate Demand
14. Theories of Aggregate Supply
15. Monetary and Fiscal Policies
16. Macroeconomic Fluctuations
17. Development Economics
18. Welfare Economics
19. Insurance and Risk
20. Nationalization and Privatization
21. Financing Business
22. Introductory Mathematics for Economists
23. Intermediate Mathematics for Economists
24. Probability for Economists
25. Statistics for Economists


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The Web-enabled network version of WinEcon is used extensively in leading universities, colleges and schools internationally. When used in conjunction with the PC based software, the user can access these Web Linking features from their own machines.

With WinEcon installed on the individual's machine, students working away from the institution's local area network (LAN) can continue to make full use of the Web enabling features to link to specific WinEcon screens quickly and easily from their lecturer's Web pages. Plus, they can do this without having to stay on line. This is a major benefit to distance learners.