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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Economics is back in fashion

The Standard reports about the growing popularity of economics books:

The sudden popularity of economics books is hard to miss. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt, professor of economics at the University of Chicago, and Stephen Dubner, is still securely lodged in the New York Times bestseller list, and has been one of the surprise hits of the past year. Also on the list is The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman, an analysis of the changing global economy. In Britain, the hardback bestseller lists last week saw the debut of Tim Harford's The Undercover Economist.

At this rate, John Grisham will be putting aside his lawyers and Dan Brown his religious conspiracies, and planning works on price theory and demand management.

3 Comments:

  • I particularly liked "The Word is Flat" which i read last week. Check http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/266/ for a webcast of Tom Friedman from MIT Open Course Ware. Very informative. - Karthik

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:39 AM  

  • @Karthik,
    Thanks for the link, will take a look.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 10:26 AM  

  • It is noteworthy that the famous economist John Kenneth Galbraith died recently. He was a towering figure both literally and figuratively in the field of economics.

    see http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=6877092

    By Anonymous Anand Srini, at 12:23 AM  

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