Economic Thought: A Brief History - Heinz D. Kurz

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Beyond regular appearances on the news as an invocation of quantitative authority, economics has a rich and wide-ranging intellectual history. Kurz capably traces its evolution, from the earliest Grecian musings on households and taxation to the most complex modern theories, in doing so contextualizing the widely known titans (Smith, Marx, Keynes) and the bogeymen of undergrad economics (Marshall, Pigou, Hayek) alongside a host of lesser though still important contributors. This is a serious but accessible book for anyone wanting to understand why economists sound so sure about so many things but disagree all the time.

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By Heinz Kurz, Jeremiah Riemer (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780231172585
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Published: Columbia University Press - May 3rd, 2016

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By Heinz Kurz, Jeremiah Riemer (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780231172592
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Published: Columbia University Press - August 8th, 2017

Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science - Charles Wheelan

In his introduction, Charles Wheelan says "this book is not economics for dummies; it is economics for smart people who never studied economics..." and so begins Naked Economics. If you're interested in how economic policy works across the board but don't know where to begin, this book makes for a wonderful first step! Charles lays out various different basic concepts in easy to grasp, usually humorous chapters full of stories and hypothetical scenarios. Far from boring or complicated, you won't regret having read this book.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780393337648
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 19th, 2010

Economics: A Very Short Introduction - Partha DasGupta

Though economics may not have a reputation as a riveting subject, this book defies the stereotype. The Very Short Introductions always attract experts who are able to explain their subjects clearly, concisely, and engagingly. Partha Dagupta splits the discussion into two perspectives, Becky’s and Desta’s – the former a middle class American and the latter the daughter of an Ethiopian farmer – and explores economic theories in these very different worlds. He brings in considerations that you rarely find in economics books: environmental, humanitarian, evolutionary. If you know nothing about economics, read this book. It will introduce basic concepts and explain their real-world significance. If you know a lot about economics, read this book. It will provide a framework for your knowledge and make you look at concepts in a new way. Go ahead, be a know-it-all.
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$11.95
ISBN: 9780192853455
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 5th, 2007

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