From the Publisher
A little Economics training can go a long way in helping you understand the real world you live in. Assistant Professor of Economics Evie Adomait, along with her writing partner Richard Maranta, write simply about what can appear to be a complicated subject while never dumbing down the intellectual ideas which make Economic thought so important in this day and age. From the classroom to a cocktail party, this book will help you hold your own in conversations about Economics.
About the Author
Eveline Adomait was born to Dutch immigrants in
rural Ontario. She attended the University of Guelph, intending to
become a doctor until she realized that she couldn't use a scalpel
on anything alive. This required a change in direction.
Fortunately, she was taking an introductory economics course and
fell in love with the ideas (and look, Mom... no blood!). She has a
master's degree in Economics from the University of Guelph and for
the past 20 years has made her career as a teaching professor at
her alma mater. By her calculations, she has taught the equivalent
of the population of a small city various economics courses at the
first-, second-, and third-year levels. Her favourite is the first
year, with class sizes ranging from 300 to 600 students, because
this is the year in which many students experience "aha moments"
when it comes to economics. Their 18-year-old minds also keep
Richard Maranta grew up in Brampton, Ontario, and
graduated with a Master of Arts in English Literature from the
University of Waterloo, focusing on critical theory and
self-destructive American authors such as William Faulkner. Richard
went on to obtain a Bachelor of Education from the University of
Ottawa with the goal of becoming a secondary school teacher.
However, he eventually ended up working for the dearly departed
Nortel Networks in technical education and communications. He went
on to co-found a company called Pinched Head, which develops
innovative online courses for corporate clients. Richard continues
to write and work with writers to say what needs to be said. For
fun, he plays video games but has reluctantly come to realize that
that he will never be as good at them as his two sons, who he used
to let win.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: March 15, 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0132666006
ISBN - 13: 9780132666008