9780809094813

The Cartoon Introduction to Economics Volume One: Microeconomics

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    9780809094813

  • ISBN10:

    0809094819

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/19/2010
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang
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Summary

The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has paired up with the world's only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, to take the dismal out of the dismal science. From the optimizing individual to game theory to price theory,The Cartoon Introduction to Economicsis the most digestible, explicable, and humorous 208-page introduction to microeconomics you'll ever read.

From comedy clubs in Boston, New York City, D.C., San Francisco, and Seattle to universities in the United States, Canada, and England to numerous professional associations, Bauman has disproved before capacity crowds that economics is by definition dull. (His "Principles of Economics, Translated" is a YouTube cult classic among economists.) The solution isn't just about putting comics back in economics.

As Google's chief economist, Hal Varian, wrote, "You don't need a brand new economics to understand the information-based economy. You just need to see the really cool stuff, the material they didn't get to when you studied economics."The Cartoon Introduction to Economics is all about explaining the really cool stuff, all the insights of game theory made over the last fifty years.

Of course, the award-winning illustrator and lauded graphic novelist Grady Klein makes sure that comics is in fact put back into economicswhich is critical, becauseThe Cartoon Introduction to Economics walks you through an entire introductory microeconomics course that still, alas, includes some of that less-than-cool stuff. But the collaborative genius of the Klein-Bauman team makes even decision trees, taxes, and margins not only explicable but fun.

“Hilarity and economics are not often found together, but this book has a lot of both. It also does a great job of explaining important economic concepts simply, accurately, and entertainingly—quite a feat.” -Eric Maskin, Nobel Laureate in Economics

“Bauman and Klein present solid basic economics in a brilliant cartoon wrapper. The authors successfully shine a happy light on the dismal science.” -Hugo Sonnenschein, Distinguished Service Professor and President Emeritus, University of Chicago

“This is a seriously funny book! Klein and Bauman offer an enlightening and entertaining look at why our day-to-day choices matter and how they all combine. Students will find this a great addition to their textbooks, and critics of the discipline will learn what economics is really about.” -Diane Coyle, author of The Soulful Science

Author Biography

An environmental economist at the University of Washington (and a part-time teacher at Seattle’s Lakeside High School), Yoram Bauman is the world’s first and only stand-up economist. A freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and animator, Grady Klein is also the creator of the Lost Colony series of graphic novels.

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“Learning economics should be fun. Klein and Bauman make sure that it is.” —N. Gregory Mankiw, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, and author of Principles of Economics
 
“Hilarity and economics are not often found together, but this book has a lot of both. It also does a great job of explaining important economic concepts simply, accurately, and entertainingly—quite a feat.” —Eric Maskin, Nobel Laureate in Economics
 
“Bauman and Klein present solid basic economics in a brilliant cartoon wrapper. The authors successfully shine a happy light on the dismal science.” —Hugo Sonnenschein, Distinguished Service Professor and President Emeritus, University of Chicago
 
“This is a seriously funny book! Klein and Bauman offer an enlightening and entertaining look at why our day-to-day choices matter and how they all combine. Students will find this a great addition to their textbooks, and critics of the discipline will learn what economics is really about.” —Diane Coyle, author of The Soulful Science
 
“Had Art Spiegelman and John Maynard Keynes collaborated on a comic book on economics, they could only have dreamed of coming up with something this good.” —Jonathan A. Shayne, a.k.a. Merle Hazard, country singer and founder of Shayne & Co., LLC
 
“Klein’s preferences for relatively thick lines and bare-bones perspective . . . [conjures] the work of the marvelous New Yorker cartoonist Lou Myers . . . Probably the least dismal treatment of the dismal science ever.” —Booklist
 
“For anybody who is genuinely interested in economics, who really wants to learn the jargon, or anyone who is starting out studying an economics course, this is just a brilliant source.” —Tim Harford, author of Adapt

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Insightful introduction July 15, 2011
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This textbook is a wonderfully funny and insightful introduction to Econ. The content in this textbook summarizes the basic information I learnt in my first year at university but, it's done in a really smart, easy to understand and funny way. The art and writing make a complex theme easy to understand, and the examples stick with you. Can't recommend more highly.
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