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Author Harford, Tim, 1973-

Title The logic of life : the rational economics of an irrational world / Tim Harford.

Imprint New York : Random House, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  339 H223l 2008    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 255 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-244) and index.
Contents Introducing the logic of life -- Las Vegas -- Is divorce underrated? -- Why your boss is overpaid -- In the neighbourhood -- The dangers of rational racism -- The world is spiky -- Rational revolutions -- A million years of logic.
Summary Analyzes the underlying economic logic behind seemingly irrational behavior, explaining how people are responding to future costs and benefits and how socially tragic outcomes have their roots in individually rational decisions.
Subject Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Rational expectations (Economic theory)
ISBN 9780812977875 (pbk.)
0812977874 (pbk.)
9781400066421 (alk. paper)
1400066425 (alk. paper)

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