The Undercover Economist

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199926514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 6411

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: 8108

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 Strikes Back: Boss-o-nomics

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408705435

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 5828

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: 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, USA

ISBN: 0199792712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4911

An economist's version of The Way Things Work, this engaging volume is part field guide to economics and part expose of the economic principles lurking behind daily events, explaining everything from traffic jams to high coffee prices. The Undercover Economist is for anyone who's 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. This book offers the hidden story behind these and other questions, as economist Tim Harford ranges from Africa, Asia, Europe, and of course 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

How to Run or Ruin an Economy

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405519622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3548

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: 1689

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: The Babysitting Recession

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408705443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

View: 2615

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: 7852

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: 3450

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: 2334


50 Schlüsselideen Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Author: Edmund Conway

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827426359

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 7426

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: 557

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: 5380

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.

For the Win

Roman

Author: Cory Doctorow

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641063760

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 640

View: 7959

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.

Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408709139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 8086

Based on the series produced for the BBC World Service A Financial Times and Bloomberg Business Week Book of the Year Who thought up paper money? How did the contraceptive pill change the face of the legal profession? Why was the horse collar as important for human progress as the steam engine? How did the humble spreadsheet turn the world of finance upside-down? The world economy defies comprehension. A continuously-changing system of immense complexity, it offers over ten billion distinct products and services, doubles in size every fifteen years, and links almost every one of the planet's seven billion people. It delivers astonishing luxury to hundreds of millions. It also leaves hundreds of millions behind, puts tremendous strains on the ecosystem, and has an alarming habit of stalling. Nobody is in charge of it. Indeed, no individual understands more than a fraction of what's going on. How can we make sense of this bewildering system on which our lives depend? From the tally-stick to Bitcoin, the canal lock to the jumbo jet, each invention in Tim Harford's fascinating new book has its own curious, surprising and memorable story, a vignette against a grand backdrop. Step by step, readers will start to understand where we are, how we got here, and where we might be going next. Hidden connections will be laid bare: how the barcode undermined family corner shops; why the gramophone widened inequality; how barbed wire shaped America. We'll meet the characters who developed some of these inventions, profited from them, or were ruined by them. We'll trace the economic principles that help to explain their transformative effects. And we'll ask what lessons we can learn to make wise use of future inventions, in a world where the pace of innovation will only accelerate.

The Logic of Life

The Rational Economics of an Irrational World

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0307371883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6947

In The Logic of Life, bestselling author Tim Harford quite simply makes sense of this world. Life often seems to defy logic. The receptionist is clearly smarter than the boss who earns fifty times her salary. Arbitrary lines starkly divide the desirable districts of the city from the dangerous ones. Voters flock to the polling booths to elect candidates who’ll rip them off to favour special interests. None of it makes logical sense — or does it? Economist and acclaimed author Tim Harford thinks it does. By weaving stories from locations as diverse as a Vegas casino to a barroom speed date, Harford aims to persuade you that people are, in fact, surprisingly logical. When a street prostitute agrees to unprotected sex, or a teenage criminal embarks on a burglary — perhaps especially when a racist employer disregards a black job applicant — we would seem to be a million miles from rational behaviour. Harford shows that, discomfitingly, we are not. It turns out that the unlikeliest of people are complying with the logic of economics and responding to future costs and benefits, often without realizing it; and socially tragic outcomes can have their roots in individually rational decisions. Brilliantly reasoned, always entertaining and often provocative, The Logic of Life is a book to help you understand yourself and the world around you. From the Hardcover edition.

Astronomie für Dummies

Author: Stephen P. Maran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687459

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 5347

Finden auch Sie die Weiten des Kosmos faszinierend und fragen sich, wie Wissenschaftler so viel über Objekte in unerreichbarer Ferne wissen können? "Astronomie für Dummies" bringt Ihnen die Weiten des Universums näher: Erkunden Sie unser Sonnensystem, ferne Galaxien und die Milchstraße. Lesen Sie wie in einem Krimi von schwarzen Löchern, dem Asteroidengürtel und der Entstehung des Universums. Außerdem gibt Stephen Maran viele Tipps zur richtigen Ausrüstung eines Astronomen. So können Sie schon bald selbst nach den Sternen greifen.

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: 2418

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.