Economics: The User's Guide

Ha-Joon Chang
Level: beginner
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Perspective: Behavioral Economics, Austrian Economics, Neoclassical Economics, Marxian Political Economy, Feminist Economics, Institutionalist Economics, Post-Keynesian Economics, Complexity Economics, Evolutionary Economics, Ecological Economics
Topic: economic history, globalization, history of economic thought, Teaching
page count: 384 pages

Blurb

From the internationally bestselling author and prizewinning economist--a highly original 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--in real-world terms. Writing with irreverent wit, a deep knowledge of history, and a disregard for conventional economic pieties, Chang offers insights that will never be found in the textbooks. 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 economic behavior. 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 our increasingly global and interconnected world often driven by economics. From the future of the Euro, inequality in China, or the condition of the American manufacturing industry here in the United States--Economics: The User’s Guide is a concise and expertly crafted guide to economic fundamentals that offers a clear and accurate picture of the global economy and how and why it affects our daily lives.

Comment from our editors:

This is just perfect for those who wish or think about starting learning Economics or for those that look to deepening their pluralist economic knowledge. Ha-Joon Chang uses a language that is accessible to all. His classification and history of different economics schools of thought are comprehensible and by exploring real-life cases and numbers he makes this indeed a practical guide to Economics!

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Ce projet le fruit du travail des membres du réseau international pour le pluralisme en économie, dans la sphère germanophone (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.) et dans la sphère francophone (Rethinking Economics Switzerland / Rethinking Economics Belgium / PEPS-Économie France). Nous sommes fortement attachés à notre indépendance et à notre diversité et vos dons permettent de le rester !