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"It may leave some people cold, but economic history doesn’t need to be dull. This book aptly demonstrates why: it takes in big historical events, from the invention of money to the Great Depression, mixes in world-famous figures, and produces a sprightly, fast-paced account that’s not afraid to tackle the big questions."―History Revealed
“Attracts the reader’s attention from the very beginning. Niall Kishtainy writes with accessible language, dealing with his subject with great simplicity, with daily examples that make reading even more enjoyable. The reader cannot be bored.”―Maurizio Lanfranchi, Journal of Environmental Studies
“A great introduction to economics for beginners. This book is punchy and fun, and yet thorough in explaining what economists have contributed to our understanding of the world.”―Robert Shiller, Nobel Laureate in Economics
"Those who refuse to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Economics can help guide policy in a sensible direction; but the misuse of economics has also left individuals, companies, and countries in ruin. To understand what economics has got right―and to avoid repeating its mistakes―read this book."―Simon Johnson, Professor at MIT Sloan and author of 13 Bankers
"A deft, highly readable history of economics, full of humanity. You'll learn a lot ― I did."―Tim Harford, author of Messy and The Undercover Economist
"This book is an intellectual treasure trove for anyone interested in history, big ideas, and the role that economic thinking has played in both for more than 2000 years."―Charles Wheelan, author of Naked Economics
"Many people wish they knew more about economic ideas―but not enough, apparently, to endure the discomfort they imagine that reading about them would entail. Niall Kishtainy’s A Little History of Economics solves their problem: its brief, charming vignettes read effortlessly, yet faithfully capture the deep insights that have so profoundly transformed how we think about our world."―Robert H. Frank, author of The Economic Naturalist
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The book is well and clearly written with a format that eases reading. Jargon and terminology are clearly defined before use, with concrete examples. In aggregate, these attributes make the book accessible to the lay reader. I highly recommend A Little History of Economics to the lay reader wanting a working knowledge in Economics or any undergraduate or AP level student about to embark on their first course in Economics. I wish I had a reference like this for my undergraduate Economics electives.
Overall very enjoyable. I recommend this book to those that need introduction to Economics.
Economist use mostly fiction as mirrors, fragmented ones, to better interpret or analyze real world. I have started an Economics course on Coursera, but I couldn't pursue it further due to some 'externalities' and also due to the fact that the teacher was sort of conservative in his approach. My girlfriend gave me as a present a one year suscription to the economist and it has been an interesting view of the many nations around the globe.
Enters this book and it has such a great structure to start an economics journey. Each chapter has a very narrative, intriguing name, a couple of interesting characters who lead the topic and ALWAYS a narrative introduction. Outstanding. Indeed a little history/story of Economics.
I would highly recommend this book to people interested in the topic but also to all university students whichever their field as economics study all of our economic relationships.
Outstanding. I have recommended it to some friends and I hope some heated conversations around it.
Oh dear. Also, this book functions as a catalogue to go next, so many authors, so many books on economics, so little time. Literary economics.