Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Summer Reading

I have read quite a few reviews of the new book "The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor--and Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car!" by Tim Harford. Almost all of them have been positive. For recent examples, click here, here, and here. The last review says:
I take my hat off to Harford for producing 288 pages of lucid prose aimed at convincing a general reader that economics is more useful — and certainly more interesting — than he or she might have thought.
Advice to my students: If you find yourself missing ec 10 this summer, this book might be good beach reading. (See this post for two other suggestions.)