Penguin Book


Economics: The User's Guide

Ha-Joon Chang

From the international bestselling author and prizewinning economist comes a much-needed guide to the global economy.

In his bestselling 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism, Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang brilliantly debunked many of the predominant myths of neoclassical economics. Now, in an entertaining and accessible primer, he explains how the global economy actually works. What is economics? What do economists do? And why does it seem that they often fail at their most basic task - explaining the economy?

Unlike many economists, who present only one view of their discipline, Chang introduces a wide range of economic theories, from classical to Keynesian, revealing how each has its strengths and weaknesses, and why there is no one way to explain financial behaviour. Instead, by ignoring the received wisdom, and exposing the myriad forces that shape our financial world, Chang gives us the tools we need to understand - and address - our current economic woes.

No. 1 international bestselling author Ha-Joon Chang is a Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. In 2005, Chang was awarded the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. He is author of Kicking Away the Ladder, which won the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize, Bad Samaritans, and 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
01/05/2014
Category
  • BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND LAW
Format TPS
181 x 111mm
Extent
528
US
Bloomsbury Publishing
Translation
Mulcahy Conway Associates Ltd
Film
Mulcahy Conway Associates Ltd
Serial
Mulcahy Conway Associates Ltd
Audio (Unabridged)
Mulcahy Conway Associates Ltd
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