Economics for the Common Good

Jean Tirole (Author) Steven Rendall (Translator)

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$18.95  $17.43
Princeton University Press
Publish Date
May 14, 2019
5.3 X 1.5 X 7.9 inches | 1.55 pounds
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About the Author

Jean Tirole, the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, is chairman of the Toulouse School of Economics and of the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse and a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology


"Required reading for anybody who wants to understand today's economy."--Olivier Blanchard, former Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund
"A constructive critique of economists with a strong defence of the subject they study."--Martin Sandbu, Financial Times
"An ambitious yet accessible summary of [Tirole's] ideas on the proper role of economists and the value of their ideas in informing government, business and social life. . . . Tirole has a patient, explanatory style."--Philip Delves Broughton, Wall Street Journal
"Explains in straightforward language what academic economists do, how they think about society and human behavior, and what advice they tend to offer governments about some of the biggest challenges they face."--Foreign Affairs
"Spells out the usefulness of rigorous economic thinking for society in deep, yet accessible, language. . . . [A] great book, rich with insights."--Markus Brunnermeier, Finance & Development
"Longlisted for the 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award"
"One of Bloomberg's Best Books of 2017"
"One of Choice Reviews' Outstanding Academic Titles of 2018"
"One of Project Syndicate's Best Reads in 2017 (chosen by J. Bradford DeLong)"
"Winner of the 2018 George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing, Columbia Business School"
"One of the Microsoft Best Business Books of 2017"
"One of the Times Higher Education Books of the Year 2017, chosen by Sir Anton Muscatelli"
"Jean Tirole, Winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics"
"Selected for Bloomberg View's "Must-Reads of 2017: Monopolies, Sexism and Economics""
"One of Financial Times ( Best Books of 2017: Economics"