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Essentials of Development Economics
by J. Edward Taylor
with Travis Lybbert

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"Taylor and Lybbert's exciting and relevant new development economics book offers a creative and flexible alternative to traditional textbooks. RebelText: Essentials of Development Economics gives students a manageable set of textbook essentials and a dynamic website with current resources around which instructors can build unique course content. Students will love the price tag, and innovative instructors will like the flexibility it provides them to help students explore the latest research and understand what development economists really do. I plan to use this book in my own course."

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Essentials of Econometrics
by J. Edward Taylor
with Aaron Smith and Abbie Turiansky

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—Trevor Proctor,
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Futures and Options Markets: An Introduction
by Colin A. Carter

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Futures and Options Markets: An Introduction provides the reader with an economic understanding of the development and operation of global futures and options markets, where everything from coffee to gold to foreign currencies are traded. Starting with the fundamentals of commodity futures, the text advances the reader through the exciting world of financial futures and options, including currencies and equity indexes. Utilizing real-world examples, this text brings the markets to life by explaining how and why these markets function, how they indirectly affect us in our daily lives, and how they are used to manage market risk.

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