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The Undercover Economist

The economics behind everyday decisions

By Tim Harford
13-minute read
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The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford

The Undercover Economist explains how economics defines our lives. From the price of a cappuccino to the amount of smog in the air, everything is tied to economics. The book shows us how economists understand the world and how we can benefit from a better understanding of economic systems.

  • Students of economics
  • Anyone who wants to reduce their daily shopping bills
  • Anyone interested in how economics affects our everyday lives

Tim Harford is an English economist, journalist and bestselling author. His long-running column “The Undercover Economist” illuminates the underlying principles of everyday economics. His other bestselling books include The Logic of Life and Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure.

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