Can You Outsmart an Economist?: 100+ Puzzles to Train Your Brain

Can You Outsmart an Economist?: 100+ Puzzles to Train Your Brain

by Steven E. Landsburg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328489869
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 98,096
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


STEVEN E. LANDSBURG is the author of More Sex Is Safer Sex, The Big Questions, and the hugely popular The Armchair Economist, among others. He has written for Forbes, Slate, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.  

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

1 Warm-Ups 1

2 Inferences 19

3 Predictions 45

4 Explanations 69

5 Strategy 93

6 How Irrational Are You? 119

7 Law School Admissions Test 143

8 Are You Smarter Than Google? 157

9 Backward Reasoning 173

10 Knowledge 185

11 Now Are You Smarter Than Google? 199

12 How to Make Decisions 207

13 Matters of Life and Death 225

14 The Coin Flipper's Dilemma 237

15 Albert and the Dinosaurs 249

16 Money, Trade, and Finance 259

Appendix 275

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