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The Undercover Economist

The Undercover Economist

Product Specifications
Language English
Binding Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Key Features A Sunday Times bestseller Author presents the BBC2 TV series Trust Me, I'm An Economist Tim writes a column for the FT called 'The Undercover Economist About the Book: The Undercover Economist 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 ... See more
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