Something for Nothing: A Novel [NOOK Book]


A young economic professor's adventures in his quest for a tenure-track position and a well-balanced life.
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Something for Nothing: A Novel

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A young economic professor's adventures in his quest for a tenure-track position and a well-balanced life.
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"...[An] amusing take on the academic life..." — Taylor McNeil, Tufts Now

"This book is not merely entertaining. It manages to slip in some extremely clear explanations of supply and demand, game theory, marginal costs, and the like, which might well seem fuzzy when presented in more conventional form." — Paul B. Brown,The New York Times

"He writes smoothly and precisely, with an undercurrent of quiet humor." —Kacie Glenn, The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262297967
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 318 KB

Meet the Author

Michael W. Klein is William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs at theFletcher School, Tufts University.

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  • Posted December 5, 2011

    Recommended for economics professors

    Econ profs will find this amusing and will recognize several realities of life as an economist and as a professor in general especially at a small college. The portrayals in the book, though fictional, are true to life. Non-economist readers will learn a bit about these topics, but I suspect will find the characters, plot, and writing style to be insufficient to make the book a recommended read. About once every ten or twenty pages the author has a turn or phrase or a passage which makes the reader smile or think "brilliantly done". But most of the rest of the writing is pedestrian or awkward. So I think only someone very interested in or close to an econ prof (i.e. econ profs themselves) will find themselves strongly wanting to read this book.

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