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Construction economics : a new approach / Danny Myers.

By: Myers, Danny.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxon ; New York : Taylor & Francis, c.2008Edition: 2nd ed.Description: ix, 323 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780415462297; 0415462290.Subject(s): Construction industry -- management | Construction industry | Construction industry -- Economic aspects | | Business, Economics Engineering, General October2018DDC classification: 338.47624
Contents:
An introduction to the basic concepts -- Economic systems for resource allocation -- The market mechanism -- The theory of demand -- The theory of supply -- Clients and contractors -- Costs of the construction firm -- Types of market structure in the construction industry -- Markets for green buildings and infrastructure -- Market failures and government remedies -- Environmental economics -- Managing the macroeconomy -- The economy & construction : measurement & manipulation -- The business case : inflation and expectations -- Sustainable construction.
Summary: Construction economics is a core component of a wide range of undergraduate courses in the built environment. This textbook is designed to help students to grasp quickly the basic principles of economic theory and to see how this relates to a unique and complex industry.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

An introduction to the basic concepts -- Economic systems for resource allocation -- The market mechanism -- The theory of demand -- The theory of supply -- Clients and contractors -- Costs of the construction firm -- Types of market structure in the construction industry -- Markets for green buildings and infrastructure -- Market failures and government remedies -- Environmental economics -- Managing the macroeconomy -- The economy & construction : measurement & manipulation -- The business case : inflation and expectations -- Sustainable construction.

Construction economics is a core component of a wide range of undergraduate courses in the built environment. This textbook is designed to help students to grasp quickly the basic principles of economic theory and to see how this relates to a unique and complex industry.

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