The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

How to Run--Or Ruin--An Economy

By Tim Harford
(Riverhead Books, Hardcover, 9781594631405, 245pp.)

Publication Date: January 16, 2014

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A provocative and lively exploration of the increasingly important world of macroeconomics, by the author of the bestselling "The Undercover Economist."
Thanks to the worldwide financial upheaval, economics is no longer a topic we can ignore. From politicians to hedge-fund managers to middle-class IRA holders, everyone must pay attention to how and why the global economy works the way it does.
Enter "Financial Times" columnist and bestselling author Tim Harford. In this new book that demystifies macroeconomics, Harford strips away the spin, the hype, and the jargon to reveal the truth about how the world's economy actually works. With the wit of a raconteur and the clear grasp of an expert, Harford explains what's really happening beyond today's headlines, why all of us should care, and what we can do about it to understand it better.



About the Author
Tim Harford is the Undercover Economist and Dear Economist columnist for the "Financial Times". His writing has also appeared in "Esquire", " Forbes", " New York "magazine, "Wired, The""Washington"" Post", and "The""New York Times". His books include "Adapt", "The Undercover Economist" and" The Logic of Life". Harford presents the popular BBC radio show "More or Less "and is a visiting fellow at London's Cass Business School. He is the winner of the 2006 Bastiat Prize for economic journalism and the 2010 Royal Statistical Society Award for excellence in journalism.



NPR
Monday, Jan 13, 2014

Defining poverty is not straightforward, says Tim Harford, author of the new book The Undercover Economist Strikes Back. It's also about how people view themselves and how they're viewed by others. More at NPR.org

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