The Undercover Economist

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

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195189779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 6422

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

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

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199939276

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 1202

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 expos? 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 Economy - A User's Manual

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408705427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 9617

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

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780349119854

Category: Consumer education

Page: 278

View: 6635

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.

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: Boss-o-nomics

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408705435

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 5867

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 Strikes Back

How to Run or Ruin an Economy

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405519622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5414

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 Babysitting Recession

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408705443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 9798

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 second chapter from the book, Harford shows what we can learn from one particular recession that began in the early 1970s and was entirely created on Capitol Hill, the heart of American government. 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: The Prison-Camp Recession

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408705419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 2508

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 sixth chapter from the book, Harford shows what a recession in a prison camp can tell us about how classical economists think. 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.

Dear Undercover Economist

The very best letters from the Dear Economist column

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748112022

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 5913

Are there tangible benefits in flossing? Is it wrong to fake orgasms? What does the perfect online dating ad look like? Should we bother doing the ironing? Is it really impossible to buy the perfect Christmas gift? (Other than this book, of course.) Economists might not be the first people you would think of to give you advice on such diverse areas as parenting, the intricacies of etiquette or the dark arts of seduction. But for years bestselling author Tim Harford has been doing just that: answering the most challenging questions in his brilliant column, where he uses the tools of economics to give practical advice about everyday dilemmas, conundrums and concerns. From family rows and the stock market to buying socks or speed dating, you'll find within these pages a witty - and of course rational - explanation for almost everything you ever wanted to know about life.

Bald!

10 revolutionäre Technologien, mit denen alles gut wird oder komplett den Bach runtergeht

Author: Kelly Weinersmith,Zach Weinersmith

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446257829

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 3857

Zach Weinersmith ist mit seinem Blog „Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal“ einer der großen Pop-Science-Cartoonisten im Netz. Jetzt haben er und seine Frau Kelly ein Buch über zehn vielversprechende Zukunftstechnologien geschrieben, die unsere Welt schon bald zu einem besseren Ort machen könnten ... wenn alles gut geht. Wieso Häuser bauen, wenn man sie auch drucken könnte? Warum holen wir unsere Rohstoffe nicht einfach vom nächstgelegenen Asteroiden? Und wäre ein Lift ins All nicht praktisch? Klingt verrückt, aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der all das Realität werden könnte – BALD! Geniale, faszinierende und hochkomische Lektüre für alle, die wissen möchten, was die Zukunft an Großartigem bringt.

Ökonomics

warum die Reichen reich sind und die Armen arm und Sie nie einen günstigen Gebrauchtwagen bekommen

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442155088

Category: Economics

Page: 383

View: 9978


What supermarkets don't want you to know

Author: Johannes Wieser

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638001644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

View: 7931

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich BWL - Unternehmensführung, Management, Organisation, Note: 2,0, Universität Konstanz, Veranstaltung: Strategic management und Organisation, 11 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In dieser Arbeit geht es um Wettbewerb in weiteren Sinn. Insbesondere um räumlichen Wettbewerb und Preisdiskriminierung (Hotelling, Preiswettbewerb). Der Schwerpunkt der Arbeit liegt auf monopolistischem Wettbewerb. Diese Konzepte werden auf die Strategien der Supermärkte übertragen.

The Psychology and Economics of Happiness

Love, life and positive living

Author: Lok Sang Ho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134577311

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

View: 2412

Much attention has been given to the economics of everyday life, which typically applies economic principles to the analysis of the different choices that people face under different situations. Yet there are hardly any books on the economics of life—an economics that takes the finite lifespan as the starting point and that looks at how one can maximize the subjective value from life given the constraint of the limited lifespan. In this volume, Lok Sang Ho suggests that the lack of progress in happiness among developed countries despite significant economic growth is due to a deficit of "mental goods", rather than a lack of material goods. The author stresses the role of culture and mental habits in determining the efficacy of gaining mental goods which includes love, a sense of security and autonomy, contentment, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and freedom from anxiety. Drawing on empirical research, the book explores how to invest, work, and consume from a whole life perspective, arguing that every action - consumption, investment, or work - should enhance the total quality of life. This overriding concern about life itself is known as love. The Psychology and Economics of Happiness uses the analytical framework of economists on a subject studied by positive psychologists, drawing both from empirical evidence and from psychological literature. It will be of interest to researchers and academics interested in economic and positive psychology, as well as those from related fields keen to learn more about living fuller, happier lives.

Naked Economics

Entdecken Sie Ihre Liebe zur Ökonomie

Author: Charles Wheelan

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527506125

Category:

Page: 410

View: 6873

Warum zahlt der Mann, der im Flugzeug neben Ihnen sitzt, so viel mehr für seinen Sitzplatz (oder auch viel weniger), obwohl er doch dieselbe Strecke zurücklegt und dasselbe Essen serviert bekommt? Was haben Finanzmärkte und Investmentstrategien mit einer Diät gemeinsam? Welchen Platz und Nutzen haben staatliche Einflussnahmen in der ökonomischen Realität der freien Marktwirtschaft? Welche Rolle spielen die amerikanische Fed und verwandte Institutionen wie die Europäische Zentralbank in Bezug auf Inflation und Wirtschaftswachstum? Täglich begegnen uns solche und andere wirtschaftliche Phänomene und häufig stoßen wir an unsere Grenzen, wenn es darum geht, die aufgeworfenen Fragen zu beantworten. Dieses Buch führt Sie durch die wichtigsten Konzepte der Wirtschaft und stellt sie bar der mathematischen Komplexität auf so intuitive und unterhaltsame Weise dar, dass Sie es nicht mehr aus der Hand legen wollen. Ein Buch, das zugleich unterhält, lehrt und provoziert.

Die 24 wichtigsten Regeln der Wirtschaft

Author: Henry Hazlitt

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862485935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5178

In kaum einem Bereich spuken so viele Irrtümer herum wie in der Ökonomie. Zudem sind sie so weit verbreitet, dass sie als gültige Lehrmeinung angesehen werden. Themen wie staatliche Zinsmanipulation, Sparen, Inflation, Mindestlöhne oder Branchenrettung, wie die der Banken, sind aktueller und missverstandener denn je. Deshalb ist es wichtig zu wissen, was wirklich hinter den Begriffen steckt, wie sie zusammenwirken und welche praktischen Folgen (staatliche) Eingriffe haben. Niemand könnte ein Verständnis wirtschaftlicher Grundlagen besser vermitteln als Henry Hazlitt. Als einer der ganz Großen der Österreichischen Schule wird er in einem Atemzug mit Mises, Hayek und Rothbard genannt. Seine Begabung für elegante, populäre Darstellungen wirtschaftlicher Zusammenhänge haben dieses Buch entstehen lassen. In 24 kurzweiligen Kapiteln vermittelt er sein umfassendes Wissen, von Steuern über die Idee der Vollbeschäftigung bis zu Preisen und Inflation. Die 24 wichtigsten Regeln der Wirtschaft, ein Klassiker der Ökonomie jetzt auf Deutsch und heute noch so aktuell wie zur Erstveröffentlichung 1946.

Die Mühlen der Zivilisation

Eine Tiefengeschichte der frühesten Staaten

Author: James C. Scott

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518761528

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

View: 8637

Uns modernen Menschen erscheint die Sesshaftigkeit so natürlich wie dem Fisch das Wasser. Wie selbstverständlich gehen wir und auch weite Teile der historischen Forschung davon aus, dass die neolithische Revolution, in deren Verlauf der Mensch seine nomadische Existenz aufgab und zum Ackerbauer und Viehzüchter wurde, ein bedeutender zivilisatorischer Fortschritt war, dessen Früchte wir noch heute genießen. James C. Scott erzählt in seinem provokanten Buch eine ganz andere Geschichte. Gestützt auf archäologische Befunde, entwickelt er die These, dass die ersten bäuerlichen Staaten aus der Kontrolle über die Reproduktion entstanden und ein hartes Regime der Domestizierung errichteten, nicht nur mit Blick auf Pflanzen und Tiere. Auch die Bürger samt ihren Sklaven und Frauen wurden der Herrschaft dieser frühesten Staaten unterworfen. Sie brachte Strapazen, Epidemien, Ungleichheiten und Kriege mit sich. Einzig die »Barbaren« haben sich gegen die Mühlen der Zivilisation gestemmt, sich der Sesshaftigkeit und den neuen Besteuerungssystemen verweigert und damit der Unterordnung unter eine staatliche Macht. Sie sind die heimlichen Helden dieses Buches, das unseren Blick auf die Menschheitsgeschichte verändert.

Principles of Economics PDF

Author: Joshua Gans,Stephen King,Jan Libich,Martin Byford,Gregory Mankiw,Robin Stonecash

Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia

ISBN: 0170270920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 988

View: 7287

Principles of Economics 6th edition combines microeconomics and macroeconomics into one volume for students who take a full years course. The latest edition of this text continues to focus on important concepts and analyses necessary for students in an introductory economics course. In keeping with the authors philosophy of showing students the power of economic tools and the importance of economic ideas, this edition pays careful attention to regional and global policies and economic issues  such as climate change and resource taxation, the impacts of the ongoing global financial crisis, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, monetary and fiscal policy. Accompanied by CourseMate, comprising flashcards, graphing workshops, games, quizzes, videos. Access to Search me! referring students to the online Search me! database. Aplia is available with this text.