Ellie Tragakes

Ph.D., M.Soc.Sc., B.A.

Economics for the IB Diploma

Economics for the IB Diploma

Readers' comments on the book

Comments on the second edition

'Economics for the IB diploma by Ellie Tragakes (second edition) represents a wonderfully impressive achievement. It is well-written, exceedingly comprehensive and detailed, academically excellent and a gateway for high achievement for students. Teachers and students will be extremely comforted that everything they need is in this book, in the order of the syllabus and written in great detail.'
Henry Tiller, Former IB Economics Chief Examiner

'I would like to thank you for doing such a fantastic job in creating the textbook my classmates and I use. I never understood economics but your book made the blurry subjects much clearer. Thanks to you, I might even major in Economics when I attend university! Thank you so much.'
Student from Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA

'You have covered a lot of what most textbooks do not - such as a nice description of the scientific method - amazing how many students don't really remember what that entails from their science classes - and I think the quantitative section is great. I just hope your text doesn't make me look superfluous! Congratulations again - an excellent textbook!'

'I am thrilled with your book. And I am very happy that you followed the syllabus so closely - it confirms what I glean from the syllabus - what's covered and what's not - and that is a huge help.'
Teacher from Enka High School, Istanbul, Turkey

'You write clearly and logically. Your explanations are detailed, yet concise. This is why I think you're awesome at explaining things!'
Teacher from the Kaohsiung American School, Taiwan

'Thanks again, you have done an outstanding job with the new edition and I believe it will prove most helpful to all IB Economics students.'
Teacher from the Pinewood School, Thessaloniki, Greece

'I would like to congratulate you on this wonderful piece of work! My students too were elated to get their individual books, at last.'
Teacher from the Bangalore International School, India

'The feedback so far from students and teachers here for the new text have been very positive! A great piece of work! I am looking forward to the e-version so that I can read it on my ipad.'
Teacher from the Diocesan Boys' School, Hong Kong

'The students were given the option to choose another book but all of them preferred your book. So thank you for writing the same and making the journey of IB Economics lighter and clearer.'
Teacher from the NSS Hill Spring International School, Mumbai, India

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Comments on the first edition

'In my opinion it is the best textbook currently available by a long way.'
Teacher from the Oslo International School, Norway

'Your textbook is brilliant!'
Teacher from the Diocesan Boys' School, Hong Kong

'I have been using your IB textbook with my students this year and I think it is great! As the year progressed and I used the book more and more, I kept thinking that the depth and explanations often were the best that I have encountered.'
Teacher from the York School, Canada

'I applaud your even-handed treatment of too many topics to mention, topics often glossed over by IBO writers. I look forward to using your revised text for years to come.'
Teacher from the Shanghai Pinghe School, China

'The very lucid, systematic and professional manner in which you explain even very complicated economic concepts is really great. It has helped me a lot in developing more effective methods.'
Teacher from the British School in Colombo, Sri Lanka

'I am a big fan of your book and am thrilled to know u are updating it to meet the new syllabus.'
Teacher from the G.D. Goenka World School, Sohna, India

'Thank you so much for writing a fantastic textbook.'
Teacher from the American School of Lima, Peru

'You have written the best book I have ever read, and I can understand the challenge of improving the best.'
Teacher from Vishwashanti Gurukul School, Pune, India