Economics for the Common Good

Recommended by Diane Coyle, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #50 in Microeconomics, Ranked #63 in Macroeconomics

From the Nobel Prize-winning economist, a bold new agenda for the role of economics in society

When Jean Tirole won the Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by strangers and asked to comment on current events far from his own research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect more deeply on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics can help us improve the shared...

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Diane Coyle Jean Tirole wrote this book after he won his Nobel Prize in 2014 because, he said, people kept coming up to him and saying, ‘ Tell us what it’s all about!’ For the first time, he felt that he ought to write a book that was accessible to people who wanted to learn from him. (Source)

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