This is a book written for the benefit of ordinary readers who do not intend to specialize in Economics. It is a book written for the layman so that he could become familiar with some of the basic concepts in Economics which will enable him to follow discussions in Economics as they appear in popular newspapers and magazines. The book may be of special interest to Engineers, Accountants, Managers, IT Professionals, Bankers, Businessmen, Civil Servants, Journalists and Political Workers and other professionals who would like to know some Economics but have no desire to specialize in the field. A new student intending to specialize in Economics may also find the book useful because it is so simple that it may help him in understanding the basic concepts of Economics more thoroughly. An advanced student of Economics may also enjoy reading the book because of his passion to read and digest everything that is written on Economics.
P V Rajeev, born in 1954, was a member of the Indian Economic Service. He retired as Economic Adviser from Government of India in 2012. His publications include 24 books and over 150 articles dealing with social, economic, political, educational and international issues.