Acclaim for Economics Uncut
Edited by Simon W. Bowmaker
‘Sex, drugs, rock and roll and so, so much more – there is enough here to persuade even the deepest skeptic of the analytical power and breadth of economics. The material is presented with careful attention to the evolution of economic ideas, as well as state-of-the-art economic theory and empirical analysis. Many strands of economic thought are represented. Any class would be enriched by examples drawn from this expansive collection.’ – Alan B. Krueger, Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Aﬀairs, Princeton University, USA ‘If you thought you could hide your secrets from the prying eyes of economists, think again. From sex to drugs to gambling to crime, this book will show you how the tools of economics can be used to understand just about any human behavior. This book will assuredly be the unoﬃcial economist’s guide to vice for the foreseeable future.’ – Steven D. Levitt, Alvin H. Baum Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, USA ‘This exciting book shows that economics can explain a dizzying array of real world phenomena and that economics can be great fun. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to see the progress that has been made in using the tools of neoclassical economics to understand a wide range of seemingly irrational behavior.’ – Edward L. Glaeser, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, USA ‘For students who care about how the world works, microeconomics should be one of the most relevant and exciting subjects they study. Yet many students view microeconomics as some kind of...