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The Soulful Science: What Economists Really Do and Why It Matters [Paperback]

Diane Coyle
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Praise for Princeton's previous editions: "Coyle's style is very accessible, and this book is an excellent survey of the frontiers of economics for the general reader. . . . The Soulful Science can be recommended highly."--Paul Ormerod, Times Higher Education Supplement

Praise for Princeton's previous editions: "The simple aim of The Soulful Science is to describe what economists do, how the field has changed in the past 10 years or so, and why you should care. It succeeds admirably."--Financial Times

Praise for Princeton's previous editions: "This is an astonishing book: beautifully written."--Andrew Hilton, Financial World

Praise for Princeton's previous editions: "Fluently written with the balance of a good novel, the result is a tour de force."--Donald Anderson, Business Economist

Praise for Princeton's previous editions: "The Soulful Science is . . . a grand whirlwind tour of modern economics, with fascinating vignettes of individual economists. It's a trip worth taking."--David Colander, American Scientist

"Coyle is a talented writer and her book shows that good communication skills, to and with readers, assure wide appeal to almost the entire spectrum of economic thinkers."--Liviu Drugus, European Legacy

From the Inside Flap

"At long last, economists have received credit where credit is due. Diane Coyle's authoritative, punchy, lucid, and provocative case for the vitality of today's economics and economists is like a breath of fresh air. This science is a long way from dismal and has been broadening its scope and deepening its insights for a long time. Too few people outside the discipline have noticed what has been going on. A great read, Diane Coyle's The Soulful Science will remedy that shortcoming."--Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

"This book will show everybody what modern economics has to offer, and might even make economists rethink the relationship between their research and the big questions in economics. The Soulful Science is very well written, impressive in its grasp of a wide range of topics, and engaging in its enthusiasm."--Paul Seabright, author of The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life

"Easy and pleasant reading, this informed and informative book shows convincingly that economics is not the dismal science it is reputed to be. It should be required reading for all who have no training in the field but are nevertheless convinced that they are qualified to speak out on important economic issues. Students who are puzzled by their economics courses will also find the book invaluable."--William J. Baumol, author of The Free-Market Innovation Machine

"Economics has indeed been changing in exciting ways and Diane Coyle's new book will be essential reading for anyone who wants to know what has been going on and what has been achieved so far."--Paul Ormerod, author of The Death of Economics and Why Most Things Fail

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

"At long last, economists have received credit where credit is due. Diane Coyle's authoritative, punchy, lucid, and provocative case for the vitality of today's economics and economists is like a breath of fresh air. This science is a long way from dismal and has been broadening its scope and deepening its insights for a long time. Too few people outside the discipline have noticed what has been going on. A great read, Diane Coyle's The Soulful Science will remedy that shortcoming."--Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

"This book will show everybody what modern economics has to offer, and might even make economists rethink the relationship between their research and the big questions in economics. The Soulful Science is very well written, impressive in its grasp of a wide range of topics, and engaging in its enthusiasm."--Paul Seabright, author of The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life

"Easy and pleasant reading, this informed and informative book shows convincingly that economics is not the dismal science it is reputed to be. It should be required reading for all who have no training in the field but are nevertheless convinced that they are qualified to speak out on important economic issues. Students who are puzzled by their economics courses will also find the book invaluable."--William J. Baumol, author of The Free-Market Innovation Machine

"Economics has indeed been changing in exciting ways and Diane Coyle's new book will be essential reading for anyone who wants to know what has been going on and what has been achieved so far."--Paul Ormerod, author of The Death of Economics and Why Most Things Fail

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Diane Coyle is a writer and Harvard economics PhD. A member of the BBC Trust and the UK Competition Commission, and a visiting professor at the University of Manchester, she also runs an economic consulting firm, Enlightenment Economics.
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