Dollars And Sex: How Economics Influences Sex And Love

Hardcover | February 15, 2013

byMarina Adshade

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InDollars and Sex, economist Marina Adshade converts economic theory into a sexy science by applying the principles of market forces to matters of love and the libido. As she does in her hugely popular blog of the same name, Adshade unlocks the mysteries behind our actions, thoughts and preferences using engaging research and economic analysis - and no small dose of humour. The result is a fascinating look at how the most important choices we make are influenced by the interplay between sexual drive, gender, love, power and economic forces.

InDollars and Sex, you''ll find answers to such questions as:

  • Is modern marriage just an opportunity to consume more goods and services?
  • What is the relationship between rising rates of casual sex and the widening earning gap?
  • How do we sabotage our chances of finding a mate when dating online?

Ultimately Adshade shows that every option, every decision, and every outcome in matters of sex and love is better understood through economics.

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InDollars and Sex, economist Marina Adshade converts economic theory into a sexy science by applying the principles of market forces to matters of love and the libido. As she does in her hugely popular blog of the same name, Adshade unlocks the mysteries behind our actions, thoughts and preferences using engaging research and economic analysis - and no small dose of humour. The result is a fascina...

MARINA ADSHADE has a PhD from Queen's University and has spent the last ten years teaching economics and engaging in original economic research. In the fall of 2012 she will move to Vancouver to teach in the Department of Economics at the University of British Columbia. Marina writes regularly for The Globe and Mail and Canadian Business. She has made numerous appearances on CTV and CBC, as well as CBC Radio and Nati...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.75 × 5.75 × 1 inPublished:February 15, 2013Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443410551

ISBN - 13:9781443410557

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Conversational Starter I flew through this book in a few days because it was both fascinating and entertaining. It explores sexual behaviour through the eyes of economics and comes to some surprising (and amusing) conclusions. I particularly liked the part where author Marina Adshade re-writes the traditional wedding vow with humour and brutal honesty. Read it. You will never look at your relationship choices the same way again.
Date published: 2013-03-18