The Undercover Economist

The Undercover Economist
Title The Undercover Economist PDF eBook
Author Tim Harford
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 290
Release 2006
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 0195189779

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This book is an economist's version of 'The Way Things Work'. It's part field guide to economics and part expose of the economic principles lurking behind daily events like traffic jams and high coffee prices.

The Undercover Economist

The Undercover Economist
Title The Undercover Economist PDF eBook
Author Tim Harford
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Pages 304
Release 2012
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 0199926514

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Harford ranges from Africa, Asia, Europe, and of course the United States to reveal how supermarkets, airlines, health care providers, and coffee chains--to name just a few--are vacuuming money from our wallets.

The Undercover Economist, Revised and Updated Edition

The Undercover Economist, Revised and Updated Edition
Title The Undercover Economist, Revised and Updated Edition PDF eBook
Author Tim Harford
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 304
Release 2012-07-24
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 0199939276

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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 consider the banking crisis and economic turbulence of the last four years, is essential for anyone who has 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. Senior columnist for the Financial Times Tim Harford brings his experience and insight as he ranges from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States to reveal how supermarkets, airlines, and coffee chains--to name just a few--are vacuuming money from our wallets. Harford punctures the myths surrounding some of today's biggest controversies, including the high cost of health-care; he reveals why certain environmental laws can put a smile on a landlord's face; and he explains why some industries can have high profits for innocent reasons, while in other industries something sinister is going on. Covering an array of economic concepts including scarce resources, market power, efficiency, price gouging, market failure, inside information, and game theory, Harford sheds light on how these forces shape our day-to-day lives, often without our knowing it. Showing us the world through the eyes of an economist, Tim Harford reveals that everyday events are intricate games of negotiations, contests of strength, and battles of wits. Written with a light touch and sly wit, The Undercover Economist turns "the dismal science" into a true delight.

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back
Title The Undercover Economist Strikes Back PDF eBook
Author Tim Harford
Publisher Hachette UK
Pages 320
Release 2013-08-29
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1405519622

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A million readers bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this large-scale economic world really work? What would happen if we cancelled everyone's debt? How do you create a job? Will the BRIC countries take over the world? Asking - among many other things -- what the future holds for the Euro, why the banks are still paying record bonuses and where government borrowing will take us, in The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, Tim Harford returns with his trademark clarity and wit to explain what's really going on - and what it means for us all.

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: The Economy - A User's Manual

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: The Economy - A User's Manual
Title The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: The Economy - A User's Manual PDF eBook
Author Tim Harford
Publisher Hachette UK
Pages 17
Release 2013-08-08
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1408705427

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In Tim Harford's new book The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, he sets out to explain how the whole world economy works. In this, the first chapter from the book, Harford provides a user's manual to show the nuts and bolts of what makes an economy tick. Readers should note that this ebook is just one chapter from the new book. The full book will be released on August 29. A million readers bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this large-scale economic world really work? Find out in The Undercover Economist Strikes Back.

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: Boss-o-nomics

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: Boss-o-nomics
Title The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: Boss-o-nomics PDF eBook
Author Tim Harford
Publisher Hachette UK
Pages 13
Release 2013-08-08
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1408705435

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In Tim Harford's new book The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, he sets out to explain how the whole world economy works. In this, the ninth chapter from the book, Harford looks at the importance of management in how economies function. Readers should note that this ebook is just one chapter from the new book. The full book will be released on August 29. A million readers bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this large-scale economic world really work? Find out in The Undercover Economist Strikes Back.

The Undercover Economist

The Undercover Economist
Title The Undercover Economist PDF eBook
Author Tim Harford
Publisher National Geographic Books
Pages 0
Release 2007-01-30
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 0385663390

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An international bestseller, The Undercover Economist is an entertaining and pain-free introduction to the key concepts of economics, by a popular Financial Times writer. Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor – and Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car! Tim Harford’s bestselling debut is part field guide to economics and part exposé of the economic principles lurking behind daily events. Showing us the world through the eyes of an economist, Harford reveals that everyday events are in fact intricate games of negotiations, contests of strength, and battles of wits. He explains: -Why picking stocks is like picking a line in the supermarket -The connection between a drunken frat party and getting stuck in traffic -How coffee companies use fair trade products to skim money from customers This book offers the hidden story behind these and other questions, as Harford reports back from Africa, Asia, Europe, and your local Starbucks. Written with a light touch and sly wit, The Undercover Economist turns “the dismal science” into a true delight.