Thinking Like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making : The Great Courses: Business & Economics

  • by The Great Courses
  • Narrated by Professor Randall Bartlett
  • Series: The Great Courses: Business & Economics
  • 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

Economic forces are everywhere around you. But that doesn't mean you need to passively accept whatever outcome those forces might press upon you. Instead, with these 12 fast-moving and crystal clear lectures, you can learn how to use a small handful of basic nuts-and-bolts principles to turn those same forces to your own advantage.
Requiring no previous economics background, Professor Bartlett presents some of the fundamental principles and concepts that shape the lenses through which economists view the world. He then shows you how to use these simple analytical tools to understand what you see through those lenses. By learning to identify the many varied situations in which economics affects your life and how to wield the tools that can help you make the wisest choices in those situations, you'll enhance not only your understanding of daily life but your own success in living it.
Packed with case studies, helpful strategies, economic insights, and more, this series will equip you with a reliable toolkit for thinking more like an everyday economist and approach the issues in your own life with a more educated, seasoned eye. And after these dozen lectures with Professor Bartlett, things really will look very different. You'll see how basic economic ideas like incentives, risks, rewards, and rationality are not just the province of professional economists, government policymakers, or your local bank's loan officer, but instead lie at the root of nearly every decision you must make in your daily life.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Could not be better.

Complex topic covered simply, easy to follow and useful. The lecturer is fantastic, excellent delivery and content.
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- mr

A great introduction into basic economics

This is a brilliant introduction into basic economics, giving you an insight into how economists view the world and it's issues.
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- Tristan Fisher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2013
  • Publisher: The Great Courses