Economics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Economics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Economics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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kind of like a man trying to identify an object in the dark by feel through what his hands tell him the object isn't. Not really what I was looking for - which was more clarity on some of the fundamentals of practical economic theory at government level.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Here you will find options to view and activate subscriptions, manage institutional settings and access options, access usage statistics, and more. Yes, sarcasm; the world is reduced to a poorly-lit alley and the author only examines what is under the street light: economic growth (GDP), standard of living (HDI), demography ( population growth, ugh. Secondly, and this goes in conjunction with the first point, is that it is generally a difficult read for what the title alludes to. Economics: A Very Short Introduction describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia.Throughout, he highlights the relevance of economics to everyday life, providing a very human exploration of a technical subject.

It compares the obstacles facing them, and the processes that shape their lives, their families, and their futures. They have three children, Zubeida Dasgupta-Clark (an educational psychologist), Shamik (a philosophy professor) and Aisha (who works on reproductive health in poor countries). Becky and Desta represent the starkly contrasted socioeconomic and political realities of the developed and developing worlds respectively; their story serves to concretize the ideas presented in the book by fixing them to tangible impacts and outcomes. The abysmal quality of this book reflects poorly not just on the author but on this series as a whole. If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item.The book shows an economist thinking and practicing his discipline in a way a lay reader can, with effort, understand rather than offering an overview.

The Very Short Introductions series of Oxford University Press provides succinct introductions to more subjects than a person can reasonably hope to know. Access to content on Oxford Academic is often provided through institutional subscriptions and purchases. As in, that stuff that happened a long, long time ago, but there is no modern history because we now have the science of (liberal) economics and political "independence"/ "democracy"!Dasgupta provides an intelligent and unconfined introduction to key economic factors and ideas and sketches a comparison between countries(rich and poor). Dasgupta covers the subject broadly, as is appropriate for a short monograph of this sort, with the narrative held together by contrasting the circumstances of two similar imaginary girls on opposite ends of the world's economic landscape. Otherwise, enjoyable read, and I will perhaps reacquaint myself with it sometime in the future so as to get the most out of it.

A few stimulating passages here and there, but overall just aimless droning that did not add an iota to my analytical toolbox. Dasgupta helped me see different ways of thinking about important matters, which is a worthwhile accomplishment and the goal of a "very short introduction". Economics has the capacity to offer us deep insights into some of the most formidable problems of life, and offer solutions to them too. institutions (in particular science and technology), households and firms (including property rights, risk), modelling sustainable economic development, modelling social wellbeing, and even the game theory of voting (framed as if this is an adequate intro to “democracy”, how liberal reformist can we get?I must confess that I have trouble seeing where the objections in some of the other reviews come from. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I, for one, thought it an accomplished and thought-provoking look at the discipline of economics, showing how the analytical approach to the problems of wealth, distribution, roles of markets and communities allows one to consider the role of the state and the private sector, intergenerational concerns, etc, with knowledge and intelligence.



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