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    DescriptionWho 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.


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    Title
    The Undercover Economist
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim Harford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349119854
    ISBN 10: 0349119856
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: ENGM8000
    DC22: 330
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069000, BUS023000
    Libri: WIRT1001
    DC22: 330.90511
    BIC subject category V2: KCY
    Thema V1.0: KCY
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    03 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    ** 'Required reading ... It brings the power of economics to life' Steven D. Levitt, author of FREAKONOMICS ** 'Reading this book is like spending an ordinary day wearing X-ray goggles' David Bodanis, author of ELECTRIC UNIVERSE ** 'An excellent Undercover Introduction to Economics. If you think that sounds boring, you probably ought to read it' FT ** 'Economists do indeed think differently from the rest of us. This book gives an excellent introduction as to quite why they do' TELEGRAPH