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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus (3 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0349138931
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349138930
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 2.5 x 14.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,567 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tim Harford is a brilliant explainer of economics . . . A superb guide, whatever your level of expertise (William Leith Evening Standard)

Tim Harford is a brilliant explainer of economics . . . beautifully clear . . . A superb guide (William Leith Scotsman)

Tim Harford is a riveting expositor of the field, lively and fair minded, and his books The Undercover Economist and its macroeconomic companion piece The Undercover Economist Strikes Back are excellent places to start, both because they are so interesting in themselves and also because they give a good initiation in how economists think and study these sorts of questions (John Lanchester)

Tim has a really exceptional talent for telling a simple and a very easily understood and yet still incredibly interesting story about economics (Planet Money The Indicator)

Every Tim Harford book is cause for celebration. He makes 'the dismal science' seem like an awful lot of fun (Malcolm Gladwell)

Our chief economic storyteller ... thanks to people such as Harford, the profession will gain a better informed audience (Independent)

Clear-thinking and easy to read ... he has mastered the art of dealing with this subject without the use of a single diagram or mathematical equation (Sunday Times)

Reading Harford is like finding yourself next to the funniest, smartest fellow at the party. It is such fun that readers will hardly notice that, by the end, they've mastered macroeconomics (Financial Times)

An excellent primer for me, a non-economist who wants to understand the financial crisis (Simon Singh Observer)

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Tim Harford returns as the Undercover Economist with an even bigger target in his sights: to explain how the whole world economy works.

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