Profile for ignorant > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by ignorant
Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,537,680
Helpful Votes: 14

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
ignorant (Spain)

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Experiments in Economics: Playing fair with money
Experiments in Economics: Playing fair with money
by Ananish Chaudhuri
Edition: Paperback
Price: 27.39

5.0 out of 5 stars very good review of Experimental Economics, 12 Jan 2011
The author managed to give the big picture of experimental economics. I knew a lot about experimental economics, but certainly this book helped me to have a broader view of this subject. The topics are organized along nice stories, it is easy to see where research goes and what were the driving forces and motives behind the important papers.
The book is easy to read. Probably the best first read to somebody (even for professionals) who is new to experimental economics.


The Thinker's Guide to Evil
The Thinker's Guide to Evil
by Peter Vardy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a very nice reading, 25 Feb 2010
The book is an excellent exposition of the concept Evil. The reader notices that the authors have very deep knowledge in theology and philosophy and the way they present the content reveals that they are able to synthesize in a superb manner. As a lay reader without special knowledge in theology or philosophy, I really appreciate that the book never gets so detailed or technical that I lost the thread of the argument or the interest.
In sum, a very nice book about an eternal topic.


Micromotives and Macrobehaviour (Fels Lectures on Public Policy Analysis)
Micromotives and Macrobehaviour (Fels Lectures on Public Policy Analysis)
by Tc Schelling
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.99

8 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars hmmm, I expected more, 9 May 2006
Schelling provides a lot of examples to illustrate the idea that individual preferences and actions may add up in very special ways and the macro outcome can be something nobody wanted. The problem is that the book does not go behind the examples, no general models are proposed, the deeper insights are missing. I have to recognize that some exaples are so well elaborated, that the aforementioned problems do not seem important. In summary, I expected more from a Nobel-prize winner.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Aug 6, 2009 5:26 PM BST


Economics and the Theory of Games
Economics and the Theory of Games
by Fernando Vega-Redondo
Edition: Paperback
Price: 34.14

5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book, 15 Sep 2005
Before taking a PhD. course led by the author of the book I had little exposure to game theory, just the usual basics of Varian. Studying the book you enter easily into the not so simple world of game theory. The structure of the book is very clear. Beginning with the basics, and then after a handable dose of theory follows a refreshing chapter of application. I had a look at other books, and I can say that Vega's book is on the level of the big classics like Fudenberg-Tirole, at least for a beginner.


Page: 1