Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One

Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One

by Thomas Sowell

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Overview

The application of economics to major contemporary real world problems -- housing, medical care, discrimination, the economic development of nations -- is the theme of this new book that tackles these and other issues head on in plain language, as distinguished from the usual jargon of economists. It examines economic policies not simply in terms of their immediate effects but also in terms of their later repercussions, which are often very different and longer lasting. The interplay of politics with economics is another theme of Applied Economics, whose examples are drawn from experiences around the world, showing how similar incentives and constraints tend to produce similar outcomes among very disparate peoples and cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786722709
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/09/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 472,276
File size: 377 KB

About the Author

Thomas Sowell has taught economics at a number of colleges and universities, including Cornell, University of California Los Angeles, and Amherst. He has published both scholarly and popular articles and books on economics, and is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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