The Undercover Economist

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199926514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 8898

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 Strikes Back: The Economy - A User's Manual

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408705427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 4726

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: 2924

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

How to Run or Ruin an Economy

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405519622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8362

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 Prison-Camp Recession

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408705419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 4488

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.

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: Boss-o-nomics

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408705435

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 944

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: The Babysitting Recession

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408705443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 5871

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.

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: 3034

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.

Die 24 wichtigsten Regeln der Wirtschaft

Author: Henry Hazlitt

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862485935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1910

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.

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: 6395


50 Schlüsselideen Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Author: Edmund Conway

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827426359

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 4574

Eine Entdeckungsreise zu den Spielregeln und Kräften von Märkten und Systemen Die unsichtbare Hand - Angebot und Nachfrage - Die Bevölkerungsfalle - Opportunitätskosten - Handlungsanreize - Arbeitsteilung - Komparative Vorteile - Kapitalismus - Keynesianismus - Monetarismus - Kommunismus - Individualismus - Angebotsökonomik - Die Revolution des Marginalismus - Geld - Mikro und Makro - Bruttoinlandsprodukt - Zentralbanken und Zinssätze - Inflation - Schulden und Deflation - Steuern - Arbeitslosigkeit - Währungen und Wechselkurse - Zahlungsbilanz - Vertrauen und Gesetz - Energie und Erdöl - Rentenmärkte - Banken - Aktien - Derivatemärkte - Auf- und Abschwung - Renten und der Wohlfahrtsstaat - Der Geldmarkt - Spekulationsblasen - Kreditklemmen - Schöpferische Zerstörung - Wohneigentum und Immobilienpreise - Haushaltsdefizite - Ungleichheit - Globalisierung - Multilateralismus - Protektionismus - Technische Revolutionen - Entwicklungsökonomie - Umweltökonomie - Verhaltensökonomie - Spieltheorie - Kriminalökonomie - Glücksökonomie - Ökonomie im 21. Jahrhundert _____ Was genau ist eine Kreditklemme? Warum verdienen Fußballer und Formel-1-Rennfahrer so viel Geld? Welches Land wird in 10 Jahren die führende Volkswirtschaft sein? Und auf welch vielfältige Weise beeinflusst die Ökonomie unseren Alltag? Edmund Conway beschreibt und erklärt die zentralen Konzepte der Wirtschaftswissenschaft in 50 leicht verständlichen und anregenden Essays. Von den grundlegenden Theorien, wie Adam Smith’s „unsichtbarer Hand“ und dem Gesetz von Angebot und Nachfrage, bis hin zu den jüngsten Forschungen über die Beziehung zwischen Wohlstand und Glück oder den volkswirtschaftlichen Trends der Zukunft schlägt das Buch einen weiten Bogen und liefert somit das Rüstzeug, um Wirtschaftsbooms und Finanzkrisen, Märkte und Machtverhältnisse, Börsen und Banken besser zu verstehen. Mit seinen zahlreichen aus dem Leben gegriffenen Beispielen und vielen Zitaten einflussreicher Denker veranschaulicht 50 Schlüsselideen Wirtschaftswissenschaft, welchen Einfluss die Wirtschaft auf nahezu jeden Aspekt unseres Lebens hat, sei es der Kauf eines Hauses oder das morgendliche Frühstück. In Zeiten, in denen ökonomische Themen die Schlagzeilen beherrschen, bietet dieses Buch die perfekte Hintergrundlektüre. _____ Weitere Bände der Reihe: 50 Schlüsselideen Mathematik (Tony Crilly) - 50 Schlüsselideen Physik (Joanne Baker) - 50 Schlüsselideen Genetik (Mark Henderson) - 50 Schlüsselideen Philosophie (Ben Dupré) - 50 Schlüsselideen Psychologie (Adrian Furnham) - 50 Schlüsselideen Management (Edward Russell-Walling) - 50 Schlüsselideen Religion (Peter Stanford)

The Psychology and Economics of Happiness

Love, life and positive living

Author: Lok Sang Ho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134577311

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

View: 1805

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.

What supermarkets don't want you to know

Author: Johannes Wieser

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638001644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

View: 8643

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.

Adapt

Why Success Always Starts with Failure

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748116044

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8883

Everything we know about solving the world's problems is wrong. Out: Plans, experts and above all, leaders. In: Adapting - improvise rather than plan; fail, learn, and try again In this groundbreaking new book, Tim Harford shows how the world's most complex and important problems - including terrorism, climate change, poverty, innovation, and the financial crisis - can only be solved from the bottom up by rapid experimenting and adapting. From a spaceport in the Mojave Desert to the street battles of Iraq, from a blazing offshore drilling rig to everyday decisions in our business and personal lives, this is a handbook for surviving - and prospering - in our complex and ever-shifting world.

For the Win

Roman

Author: Cory Doctorow

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641063760

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 640

View: 3129

Spiel um dein Leben - sonst tun es andere... Ob in L. A., in den chinesischen Millionenstädten oder den Slums von Indien – überall werden Online-Games gespielt. Doch für manche bedeuten die Rollenspiele mehr als ein Zeitvertreib: Drei Teenager müssen erkennen, dass sie von skrupellosen Goldfarmern ausgebeutet werden. Sie haben nur eine Chance: Sie müssen sich zusammenschließen, um der Online-Mafia die Stirn zu bieten, und dafür tun sie das, was sie am besten können – spielen.

A Few Hares to Chase: The Life and Economi of Bill Phillips

Author: Alan Bollard

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1775587843

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 2714

‘Bill Phillips was an inventor, an adventurer, a hero and a relentlessly original thinker. He was the Indiana Jones of economi and Alan Bollard has written a definitive biography.’ - Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist and The Undercover Economist Strikes Back How did an electrician from New Zealand with a few mediocre grades in sociology write the second most cited economi article in the world, build the MONIAC - a revolutionary computing machine - and quickly rise to become one of the world’s leading economists? From a remote Dannevirke farm to wartime POW camps to London’s intellectual world, the Bill Phillips story is a true New Zealand tale of adventurous spirit and can-do energy.

The Logic of Life

The Rational Economics of an Irrational World

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812977874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

View: 925

The author of The Underground Economist weaves together real-life scenarios, from a Las Vegas casino to a barroom speed date, to analyze the underlying economic logic behind seemingly irrational behavior, explaining how people respond to future costs and benefits and how socially tragic outcomes have their roots in individually rational decisions. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.