The Undercover Economist

The Undercover Economist

Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor--and Why You Can Never Buy A Decent Used Car!

eBook - 2006
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An economist's version of The Way Things Work, this engaging volume is part field guide to economics and part expose of the economic principles lurking behind daily events, explaining everything from traffic jams to high coffee prices. The Undercover Economist is for anyone who's wondered why the gap between rich and poor nations is so great, or why they can't seem to find a decent second-hand car, or how to outwit Starbucks. This book offers the hidden story behind these and other questions, as economist Tim Harford ranges from Africa, Asia, Europe, and of course the United States to reveal h.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
ISBN: 9781280560583
1280560584
9781602565746
1602565740
9781423746775
1423746775
9780199726622
0199726620
0195189779
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 276 pages) : illustrations

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Jun 30, 2009

worthwhile read, the practical side of (micro) economics and how it explains market actions, chapter 5 on asymmetric information is quite insightful

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