Economics Rules: The Rights And Wrongs Of The Dismal Science by Dani RodrikEconomics Rules: The Rights And Wrongs Of The Dismal Science by Dani Rodrik

Economics Rules: The Rights And Wrongs Of The Dismal Science

byDani Rodrik

Hardcover | October 27, 2015

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A leading economist trains a lens on his own discipline to uncover when it fails and when it works.

In the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, economic science
seems anything but. In this sharp, masterfully argued book, Dani Rodrik,
a leading critic from within the science, renders a surprisingly upbeat judgment
on economics. Sifting through the failings of the discipline, he homes in on
its greatest strength: its many—and often contradictory—explanatory frameworks.

Drawing on the history of the field and his deep experience as a practitioner,
Rodrik insists that economic activity defies universal laws. But when economists
embrace their expertise as a set of tools, not as a grand unified theory, they can
improve the world. From successful antipoverty programs in Mexico to growth
strategies in Africa and intelligent remedies for domestic inequality, Rodrik
highlights the profound positive influence of economics properly applied.

At once a forceful critique and a defense of the discipline, Economics Rules
charts a path toward a more humble but more effective science.
Dani Rodrik, a prize-winning economist, is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is the author of The Globalization Paradox and Economics Rules.
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Title:Economics Rules: The Rights And Wrongs Of The Dismal ScienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.52 × 5.69 × 0.91 inPublished:October 27, 2015Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393246418

ISBN - 13:9780393246414

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Economics Rules, by one of the world's truly great economists, describes in fascinating and incredibly well-written detail what it means to be an economist. In so doing it explains why, and when, economists often get it right, but also why they also frequently go astray. — George Akerlof, Nobel laureate in economicsThe best economists make the best methodologists, and Dani Rodrik is both. His Economics Rules is the single best source for explaining the strengths and weaknesses of economics to an outside audience. — Tyler Cowen, George Mason University, author of The Great StagnationIn Economics Rules, enjoyment enhances learning, with lessons for economists and non-economists alike—indeed, ten commandments for each. The book is a page-turner with every page carrying an important and memorable take-away. — Margaret Levi, director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University