Economics Rules

Economics Rules

The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
A leading economist trains a lens on his own discipline to uncover when it fails and when it works.

In the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, economic science
seems anything but. In this sharp, masterfully argued book, Dani Rodrik,
a leading critic from within the science, renders a surprisingly upbeat judgment
on economics. Sifting through the failings of the discipline, he homes in on
its greatest strength: its many--and often contradictory--explanatory frameworks.

Drawing on the history of the field and his deep experience as a practitioner,
Rodrik insists that economic activity defies universal laws. But when economists
embrace their expertise as a set of tools, not as a grand unified theory, they can
improve the world. From successful antipoverty programs in Mexico to growth
strategies in Africa and intelligent remedies for domestic inequality, Rodrik
highlights the profound positive influence of economics properly applied.

At once a forceful critique and a defense of the discipline, Economics Rules
charts a path toward a more humble but more effective science.
Publisher: New York, New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, 2015, ©2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780393246414
Branch Call Number: 330 ROD
Characteristics: xv, 253 pages ; 22 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top