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Resources for Subject CB2 Business Economics

Core reading and suggested reading textbooks for Subject CB2 Business Economics

Core reading for Subject CB2 Business Economics for 2020 exams of the new IFoA curriculum since 2019 draws from this book:

  • Economics. 10th ed. Sloman, J.  Pearson, 2018; 2020. ISBN: 978-1292187853 
    (Borrow from libraries | Access eBook after member login to IFoA eLibrary via Athens*.
    (Please refer to Core Reading CB2 of the current exam year for specific chapters relevant to CB2 units. Please note that the ebook available for member access is now an updated 10th edition, released by the publisher in 2020 with some updates to data and mention of economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. References to sections in this textbook in IFoA Core Reading for CB2 for 2020 exams still hold as for the 2018 printed version.)

Suggested additional reading for Subject CB2 Business Economics

This search of the IFoA Library catalogue finds other books on economics. The Library now selects new books on this subject on recommendation for their specific applicability or relevance to actuarial examinations, practice or research interests.

* Members and Affiliates can login to Athens via the IFoA website using their IFoA member credentials, then use the Actuarial Knowledge Hub or Library catalogue to search for book and ebook titles and the range of ejournals to which the IFoA Library Service subscribes for members.

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