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The Undercover Economist

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

by Tim Harford

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7391723M
ISBN 100195189779
ISBN 109780195189773

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Next Month's Book will be The Undercover Economist Strikes Back. The Undercover Economist should complete our introduction into economic thought as we turn to the wider picture, unpicking and understanding the complexities of major economies. Thanks to the worldwide financial upheaval, economics is no longer a topic we can ignore.   The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).

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—The Economist "A book to savor." —The New York Times "The Undercover Economist is a book you must pick up if you want a fresh perspective on how basic ideas in economics can help in answering the most complex and perplexing questions about the world around us." —Business Today “[Harford] is in every sense by: The Undercover Economist is a short, easy, but ultimately forgettable read.

Perhaps it's my own fault for reading essentially the same narrowly focused nonfiction book on economics over and over and over again, but I literally received no new information here/5. --"The Economist" "A book to savor."--"The New York Times" "The Undercover Economist is a book you must pick up if you want a fresh perspective on how basic ideas in economics can help in answering the most complex and perplexing questions about the world around us."--"Business Today " "[Harford] is in every sense consumer-friendly/5().

"The Undercover Economist is a rare specimen: a book on economics that will enthrall its readers. Beautifully written and argued, it brings the power of economics to life. This book should be required reading for every elected official, business leader, and university student." --Steven D.

Levitt, author of /5(51). Undercover Economist My weekly column in the Financial Times on Saturdays, explaining the economic ideas around us every day.

This column was inspired by my book and began in This book probably gets about stars from me, with a slight rounding up.

This book is a collection of advice columns written by the Undercover Economist for the Financial Times over a period of years, essentially attempting to highlight the economist's view of the world (ruthlessly rational, challenging assumptions about social etiquette or common sense) by applying economical reasoning to /5.

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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.

The Undercover Economist is a rare specimen: a book on economics that will enthrall its readers. Beautifully written and argued, it brings the power of economics to life. This book should be required reading for every elected official, business leader, and university student.

Making the dismal science a little less dismal is something the Undercover Economist has accomplished. As a fan of boring books, I found this one a little less boring. The biggest problem is that the recording was completed in Many aspects related to economics changed greatly post-recession of and therefore seem a little less realistic.

Timothy Douglas Harford OBE (born ) is an English economist and journalist who lives in Oxford. He is the author of four economics books and writes his long-running Financial Times column, "The Undercover Economist", syndicated in Slate magazine, which reveals the economic ideas behind everyday column in the Financial Times, "Since you asked", ran between and Alma mater: Brasenose College, Oxford.

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. getAbstract Summary: Get the key points from this book in less than 10 minutes. In this brief, cogent book, author Tim Harford provides an accessible, entertaining introduction to economic thinking.

This skillfully written report belongs on the shelf of anyone with an interest in economic matters - and as the author makes clear, everyone has an.

Other issues covered by The Undercover Economist include immigration, supermarket prices, Disney World's prices, traffic, poverty, sweatshops, globalization, the availability of beer, and China's future.

The systems Harford reveals along the way provide valuable economic lessons about many issues that affect most people's daily :   Watch Univ PPE student Paul review Tim Harford's The Undercover Economist.

In The Undercover Economist Tim Harford deals with these as well as other economic issues that we encounter on a daily basis, often without being aware of it.

The book is generally easy to understand and have a subtle humorous tone which keeps you engaged. Look out for Tim's next book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy. A provocative and lively exploration of the increasingly important world of macroeconomics, by the author of the bestselling The Undercover Economist.

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The Inside Story Narrator Tim Harford presents you the hidden economic conspiracy and truths. Tim Harford uncovered issues such as: The “World of Truth”;Who Pays for Your Coffee?; What Supermarkets Don’t Want You to Know; Exposing Why The Rich Are.

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Arranged by topic, easy to read, and hard to put down, Dear Undercover Economist lends an outrageous, compassionate, and indispensable perspective on anything that may irk .