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The Undercover Economist
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The Undercover Economist (Paperback)

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Who makes most money from the demand for cappuccinos early in the morning at Waterloo Station? Why is it impossible to get a foot on the property ladder? How does the Mafia make money from laundries when street gangs pushing drugs don't? Who really benefits from immigration? How can China, in just fifty years, go from the world's worst famine to one of the greatest economic revolutions of all time, lifting a million people out of poverty a month?



Looking at familiar situations in unfamiliar ways, THE UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST is a fresh explanation of the fundamental principles of the modern economy, illuminated by examples from the streets of London to the booming skyscrapers of Shanghai to the sleepy canals of Bruges. Leaving behind textbook jargon and equations, Tim Harford will reveal the games of signals and negotiations, contests of strength and battles of wit that drive not only the economy at large but the everyday choices we make.

BusinessEconomicsBehavioural economicsBusinessEconomicsEconomic historyBusinessEconomicsEconomic systems & structuresBusinessEconomicsHealth economicsBusinessEconomicsPolitical economyBusinessEconomicsWelfare economicsHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsIndustrialisation & industrial history Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 03/05/2007 ISBN-13: 9780349119854  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Tim Harford presented the BBC2 TV series TRUST ME I'M AN ECONOMIST and writes the 'Dear Economist' column for the FT Saturday magazine. An award-winning public speaker, Tim has been an economist for a major oil company and an economics tutor at Oxford University.

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