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Dear Undercover Economist

The very best letters from the Dear Economist column

By Tim Harford

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Format: Hardback, 192 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 July 2009
Are there tangible benefits in flossing? Is it wrong to fake orgasms? What does the perfect online dating ad look like? Should we bother doing the ironing? Is it really impossible to buy the perfect Christmas gift? (Other than this book, of course.) Economists might not be the first people you would think of to give you advice on such diverse areas as parenting, the intricacies of etiquette or the dark arts of seduction. But for years bestselling author Tim Harford has been doing just that: answering the most challenging questions in his brilliant column, where he uses the tools of economics to give practical advice about everyday dilemmas, conundrums and concerns. From family rows and the stock market to buying socks or speed dating, you'll find within these pages a witty - and of course rational - explanation for almost everything you ever wanted to know about life.

About the Author

Tim Harford currently works for the World Bank in Washington. He writes the 'Dear Economist' column for the FT Saturday magazine. An award winning public speaker, Tim has been an economist for a major oil company and an economics tutor at Oxford University.

EAN: 9781408701546
ISBN: 1408701545
Publisher: Little, Brown
Dimensions: 20.5 x 13.4 x 1.8 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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