- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; Revised, Updated ed. edition (August 15, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199926514
- ISBN-13: 978-0199926510
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.9 x 6.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Tim Harford is a senior columnist for the Financial Times and author of several books. He is a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, a senior visiting fellow at Cass Business School, and he lives in Oxford with his wife and three children.
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I would recommend this book to the general reader who is not an economics expert. Good stuff.
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