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The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works
Timothy Taylor

Plume, 2012

The Only Economics Book You Will Ever Need - A Library Journal 2012 Best Business Book of the Year Economics isn't just about numbers: It's about politics, psychology, history, and so much more. We are all economists-when we work, save for the future, invest, pay taxes, and buy our groceries. Yet many of us feel lost when the subject arises. Award-winning professor Timothy Taylor tackles all the key questions and hot topics of both ...
  
  











  



  
The Economist, 2012

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Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World
Jeff Madrick

Knopf, 2014

A bold indictment of some of our most accepted mainstream economic theories—why they’re wrong, and how they’ve been harming America and the world. Budget deficits are bad. A strong dollar is good. Controlling inflation is paramount. Pay reflects greater worker skills. A deregulated free market is fair and effective. Theories like these have become mantras among American economists both liberal and conservative over recent decades. ...
  
  











  



  
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Stephen J. Dubner

William Morrow, 2005

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much heralded scholar who studies the stuff and riddles of everyday ...
  
  











  



  
The Economist Numbers Guide (6th Ed): The Essentials of Business Numeracy (Economist Books)
The Economist

The Economist, 2014

The Economist: Numbers Guide is invaluable for everyone who has to work with numbers, which in today's commercially focused world means most managers. In addition to general advice on basic numeracy, the guide points out common errors and explains the recognized techniques for solving financial problems, analyzing information of any kind, forecasting and effective decision making. Over 100 charts, graphs, tables and feature boxes highlight key ...
  
  











  



  
The Economist Guide to Financial Management (2nd Ed): Principles and practice (Economist Books)
The Economist, John Tennent

The Economist, 2014

Managers are constantly expected to make decisions that reflect a full understanding of the financial consequences. In the absence of formal training, few people are prepared for the responsibilities of dealing with management reports, budgets, and capital proposals, and find themselves embarrassed by their lack of understanding. This book is a practical guide to understanding and managing financial responsibilities. Each chapter examines ...
  
  











  



  
The Economist Guide to Investment Strategy (3rd Ed): How to Understand Markets, Risk, Rewards, and Behaviour ...
The Economist, Peter Stanyer

The Economist, 2014

Supported by numerous charts and detailed analysis, The Economist Guide to Investment Strategy outlines how to construct investment strategies appropriate for individual investors. It looks at the risks and opportunities of uncomplicated strategies and it comes with wealth-warnings for those who wish to explore more sophisticated and fashionable investment approaches. It emphasizes the importance of taking into account insights from behavioral ...
  
  











  



  
The Undercover Economist
Tim Harford

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007

“The economy [isn’t] a bunch of rather dull statistics with names like GDP (gross domestic product),” notes Tim Harford, columnist and regular guest on NPR’s Marketplace, “economics is about who gets what and why.” In this acclaimed and riveting book–part exposé, part user’s manual–the astute and entertaining columnist from the Financial Times demystifies the ways in which money works in the world. From why the coffee in your ...
  
  











  



  
The Economist Guide to Emerging Markets: Lessons for Business Success and the Outlook for Different Markets ...
Aidan Manktelow, Frida Wallin, ...

The Economist, 2014

The growth that companies can achieve from their operations in home and developed world markets has for many years been modest. Real opportunities to take a business to a higher level exist in identifying and cultivating emerging markets. For many years, The Economist Corporate Network has been a leading authority in advising firms on how to make the most of the opportunities that emerging markets present, and how to avoid the mistakes so many ...
  
  











  



  
The Economist Guide to Financial Markets (6th Ed): Why they exist and how they work (Economist Books)
The Economist, Marc Levinson

The Economist, 2014

Extensively revised and updated following the fallout from the global financial crisis, the 6th edition of this highly regarded book brings the reader right up to speed with the latest financial market developments, and provides a clear and incisive guide to a complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. In chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial ...
  
  











  



  
The Undercover Economist, Revised and Updated Edition: Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor - ...
Tim Harford

Oxford University Press, 2012

With over one million copies sold, The Undercover Economist has been hailed worldwide as a fantastic guide to the fundamental principles of economics. An economist's version of The Way Things Work , this engaging volume is part Economics 101 and part exposé of the economic principles lurking behind daily events, explaining everything from traffic jams to high coffee prices. New to this edition : This revised edition, newly updated to ...
  
  











  



  
The Economist Style Guide: 9th Edition
The Economist

Bloomberg Press, 2005

This revised and expanded ninth edition is based on The Economist's own house style manual and is a boon for everyone who wants to communicate with the clarity, style, and precision for which The Economist is renowned. As the introduction says, "clarity of writing usually follows clarity of thought." The Style Guide gives general advice on writing, points out common errors and clichés, offers guidance on consistent use of punctuation, ...
  
  











  



  
New Ideas from Dead Economists: An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought
Todd G. Buchholz

Plume, 2007

The classic introduction to economic thought, now updated in time for the publication of New Ideas from Dead CEOs This entertaining and accessible introduction to the great economic thinkers throughout history? Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and more?shows how their ideas still apply to our modern world. In this revised edition, renowned economist Todd Buchholz offers an insightful and informed perspective on ...
  
  











  



  
The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
William Easterly

Basic Books, 2014

Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with “benevolent autocrats,” leaving dictators with yet more power to violate the rights of the ...
  
  











  



  
The Economist's View of the World
Steven E. Rhoads

Cambridge University Press, 1985

This book explains and assesses the ways in which micro, welfare and benefit-cost economists view the world of public policy. In general terms, microeconomic concepts and models can be seen to appear regularly in the work of political scientists, sociologists and psychologists. As a consequence, these and related concepts and models have now had sufficient time to influence strongly and to extend the range of policy options available to ...
  
  











  



  
The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life
Steven E. Landsburg

Free Press, 2012

Revised and updated May 2012. In this revised and updated edition   of Steven Landsburg’s hugely popular book, he applies economic theory to today’s most pressing concerns, answering a diverse range of daring questions, such as: Why are seat belts deadly? Why do celebrity endorsements sell products? Why are failed executives paid so much? Who should bear the cost of oil spills? Do government deficits matter? How is ...
  
  











  



  
Trillion Dollar Economists: How Economists and Their Ideas have Transformed Business (Bloomberg)
Robert Litan

Wiley, 2014

A detailed look at how economists shaped the world, and how the legacy continues Trillion Dollar Economists explores the prize-winning ideas that have shaped business decisions, business models, and government policies, expanding the popular idea of the economist's role from one of forecaster to one of innovator. Written by the former Director of Economic Research at Bloomberg Government, the Kauffman Foundation and the Brookings Institution, ...
  
  











  



  
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.)
Stephen J. Dubner

Harper Perennial, 2009

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is ...
  
  











  



  
The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics
William R. Easterly, William Easterly

The MIT Press, 2002

Since the end of World War II, economists have tried to figure out how poor countries in the tropics could attain standards of living approaching those of countries in Europe and North America. Attempted remedies have included providing foreign aid, investing in machines, fostering education, controlling population growth, and making aid loans as well as forgiving those loans on condition of reforms. None of these solutions has delivered as ...
  
  











  



  
The Hollywood Economist 2.0: The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies
Edward Jay Epstein

Melville House, 2012

A fully revised edition of the popular guide to Hollywood finances, updated to reflect even newer films and trends In a Freakonomics -meets-Hollywood saga, veteran investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein goes undercover to explore Hollywood’s “invisible money machine,” probing the dazzlingly complicated finances behind the hits and flops, while he answers a surprisingly difficult question: How do the studiosmake their money? We ...
  
  











  








   



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