Economics 2.0: What the Best Minds in Economics Can Teach You About Business and Life

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Economics shapes our life, from global policy to how much you pay for a new pair of shoes from China to whether you will survive your bypass surgery. For example, did you know how fitness studios earn most of their money? - From the laziness and irrationality of their customers. Why are women more successful investors? - Because they are more humble and less interested in finance. Featuring recent work from top thinkers in the economic field from around the world, such as Philippe Aghion, Paul Krugman, George Akerlof, Gary Becker, and George Loewenstein, the book includes chapters on the rationality versus the irrationality of financial markets, the subprime crisis, globalization, and the methods marketers are using to sell us products we don't need. Economics 2.0 makes an impressive case for the argument that economics is not a dry science and that economic principles are constantly exerting their influence. Completely without formulas and theoretical ballast, Norbert Haring and Olaf Storbeck present the current findings of prominent economists, helping to expand both our knowledge and our appreciation of the economics that impact and shape our life.

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'A wide ranging, informed and thoroughly enjoyable tour of the frontiers of economics. Anyone who wants to find out what economists actually do should grab a copy at once.'
- Tim Harford, Financial Times columnist and author of 'The Logic of Life' and 'The Undercover Economist'.

Economics 2.0 is a very readable and timely collection by two of Europe's best economic journalists, covering topics that range from the nature of happiness to the origins of the current financial crisis. Each chapter seamlessly blends field research in the Freakonomics tradition with laboratory research, and entertains while it enlightens' – Daniel Friedman, Professor of Economics, UC Santa Cruz and author of Morals and Markets

'The nature of economic research has changed drastically over the last years, revoking the mantra of rationality, exploring creative new data sources and venturing into topics far from the classical bundle of themes. This book provides a very entertaining and insightful overview of where modern economics stands today' – Ulrike Malmendier, Associate Professor Economics, University of California, Berkeley

'The book is very accessible, yet precise and balanced in its account of what economics can teach us about the real world!' – Dirk Krueger, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania

 
'This is studious book with a humanist lean. The studies cited throughout the book are well-researched, dry, and academic; this clarity is infused with an easy and entertaining relevance.' - Missmarketcrash

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A compilation of cutting-edge economic research in an accessible format

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Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2008. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction: Data instead of Dogma Introduction by Axel Ockenfels, University of Cologne Ockenfels co-authered the blockbuster paper. RC: A theory of Equity, Reciprocity and Competition published in the American Economic Review in 2001, with Gary Bolton The human being, an economic animal? Neuroeconomics, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics Featuring papers by George Akerlof, Collin Camerer, Ernst Fehr, Drew Fudenberg, David Levine, Alan Krueger, Armin Falk, Uri Gneezy How to get lucky Economics of Happiness Featuring papers by Bruno Frey, Benjamin Friedman, Carol Graham, Andrew Oswald, Richard Layard, Gary Becker Jobs wanted Labour market Featuring papers by Olivier Blanchard, Alan Krueger, John van Reenen, Stephen Machin, David Neumark, William Wascher, Edward Prescott Sex matters Gender Economics Featuring papers by John List, Richard Freeman, Muriel Niederle, Martha Bailey Education counts Economics of education Featuring papers by Oded Galor, Eric Hanushek, James Heckman, Christian Dustmann It's all a question of culture Cultural Economics Featuring papers by Robert Barro, John Tirole, Roland Brnabou, Ethan Kaplan, Stefano DellaVigna, Alessandra Fogli, Raquel Fernndez, Luigi Guiso, Luigi Zingales Economics with scales and measuring tape Cliometrics, Economics of Beauty Featuring papers by John Komlos, Daniel Hamermesh, Tanya Rosenblatt, Anne Case, Markus Mobios The logic of Globalization International Trade, Globalization Featuring Papers by Xavier Sala-i-Martin, Philippe Aghion, Paul Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Kevin O'Rourke, Jeffrey Williamson Dark matter and cold fusions Financial Globalization, global imbalances Featuring papers by Willem Buiter, Daniel Gros, Ricardo Hausman, Frederico Sturzenegger, Hlne Rey, Sebastian Edward, David Folkerts-Landau Financial markes - complety efficient or totally nuts? Efficient market theory vs. behavioral finance Featuring papers by Eugene Fama, Martin Weber, Gilles Hillary, Lior Menzly, Lawrence Harris, George Loewenstein Managers are human beings, at the end of the day Corporate governance, managerial overconfidece Featuring papers by John van Reenen, Ulrike Malmendier, Geoffry Tate, Tanya Menon, Uri Gneezy, George Loewenstein The art of selling Consumer decisions, marketing Featuring papers by Marianne Bertrand, Stefano DellaVigna, Ulrike Malmendier, Al Roth, Florian Zettelmeyer The penalty area as a laboratory Economics of soccer Featuring papers by Bruno Frey, Bas ter Weel, Matthias Sutter, Neil Rickman, Luis Garicano, Ignacios Palacios-Huerta Inside the dark rooms of the market economy How politics and power affect the market Featuring papers by Mara Faccio, Mark Carlson, Galina Hale, Jonathan Reuter Caveat: Take it with a grain of salt. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0230612431

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