Title Naked Economics
Subtitle Undressing the Dismal Science (Fully Revised and Updated)
Author Charles Wheelan
ISBN 9780393356496
List price USD 16.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 384
Book size 140 x 210 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
About the book


“Bravo, Charles Wheelan, for doing the impossible: making the study of economics fascinating, comprehensible, and laugh-out-loud funny.”
Deborah Copaken Kogan, author of Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War


“I recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain an understanding of basic economics with little pain and much pleasure.”
Gary Becker, 1992 Nobel Prize winner in economics



International bestseller

“Clear, concise, informative, [and] witty.”—Chicago Tribune

At last! A new edition of the economics book that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment—with a blessedly sure rate of return. This revised and updated edition includes commentary on hot topics such as automation, trade, income inequality, and America’s rising debt. Ten years after the financial crisis, Naked Economics examines how policymakers managed the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Demystifying buzzwords, laying bare the truths behind oft-quoted numbers, and answering the questions you were always too embarrassed to ask, the breezy Naked Economics gives you the tools to engage with pleasure and confidence in the deeply relevant, not so dismal science.


Foreword by Burton G. Malkiel 


Chapter 1. The Power of Markets: Who feeds Paris?

Chapter 2. Incentives Matter: Why you might be able to save your face by cutting off  your nose (if you are a black rhinoceros) 

Chapter 3. Government and the Economy: Government is your friend (and a round of applause for all those lawyers)  

Chapter 4. Government and the Economy II: The army was lucky to get that screwdriver for $500

Chapter 5. Economics of Information: McDonald’s didn’t create a better hamburger

Chapter 6. Productivity and Human Capital: Why is Bill Gates so much richer than you are?

Chapter 7. Financial Markets: What economics can tell us about getting rich quick (and losing weight, too!) 

Chapter 8. The Power of Organized Interests: What economics can tell us about politics 

Chapter 9. Keeping Score: Is my economy bigger than your economy?

Chapter 10. The Federal Reserve: Why that dollar in your pocket is more than just a piece of paper

Chapter 11. International Economics: How did a nice country like Iceland go bust?

Chapter 12. Trade and Globalization: The good news about Asian sweatshops

Chapter 13. Development Economics: The wealth and poverty of nations


Epilogue: Life in 2050: eight questions

About the Author:

Charles Wheelan is the author of the best-selling Naked Statistics and Naked Economics and is a former correspondent for The Economist. He teaches public policy and economics at Dartmouth College and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his family.

Target Audience:

Students and Academicians of Economics.


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