• by Partha Dasgupta
  • Narrated by Gayle Hendrix
  • 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here Partha Dasgupta, an internationally recognized authority in economics, presents readers with a solid introduction to its basic concepts, including efficiency, equity, sustainability, dynamic equilibrium, property rights, markets and public goods. Throughout, he highlights the relevance of economics to everyday life, providing a very human exploration of a technical subject.Dasgupta covers enduring issues such as population growth, the environment, and poverty. For example, he explores how the world's looming population problems affect us at the local, national, and international level. Economics has the capacity to offer us deep insights into some of the most formidable problems of life. Here, Dasgupta goes beyond the basics to show it's innate effects on our history, culture, and lifestyles.


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Narrowly focused and incomplete

The author focuses primarily on the economics of climate change and developing countries contrasted with developed countries. While authoratative on that narrow aspect of the subject, it is not an overview of the development and present state of economic theory, which is what the title had led me to expect.

If you want to learn about climate change from an economic perspective, and why poor countries are poor, this is the book for you. If you want a brief overview of economics, you will be disappointed.

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- Nsb103

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios