The Accidental Theorist

The Accidental Theorist : And Other Dispatches from the Dismal Science

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In this wonderfully cohesive set of sharp and witty essays, Paul Krugman tackles bad economic ideas from across the political spectrum. In plain English, he enlightens us on the Asian crisis, corporate downsizing, and the globalization of the American economy, among other topics. The writing here brilliantly combines the acerbic style and clever analysis that has made Krugman famous. Imagine declaring New York its own country and you get a better picture of our trade balance with China and Hong Kong. Try reducing the economy to the production of hot dogs and buns and you'll understand why common beliefs about the impact of production efficiency on labor demand are wrong. This is a collection that will amuse, provoke, and enlighten, in classic Paul Krugman style. "[Paul Krugman] writes better than any economist since John Maynard Keynes." - Rob Norton, Fortune "[Paul Krugman is] probably the most creative economist of his generation." - The Economist

Winner of the John Bates Clark Medal
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Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 15mm | 269g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0393318877
  • 9780393318876
  • 355,433

About Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics and best-selling author, has been a columnist at The New York Times for twenty years. A Distinguished Professor at City University of New York, he lives in New York City.
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