Naked Economics

Undressing the Dismal Science

Charles Wheelan (Author, Dartmouth College)

With a Foreword by Burton G. Malkiel


International bestseller

“Clear, concise, informative, [and] witty.”—Chicago Tribune

At last! A new edition of the economics book that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment—with a blessedly sure rate of return. This revised and updated edition includes commentary on hot topics such as automation, trade, income inequality, and America’s rising debt. Ten years after the financial crisis, Naked Economics examines how policymakers managed the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Demystifying buzzwords, laying bare the truths behind oft-quoted numbers, and answering the questions you were always too embarrassed to ask, the breezy Naked Economics gives you the tools to engage with pleasure and confidence in the deeply relevant, not so dismal science.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • January 2019
  • ISBN 978-0-393-35649-6
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 384 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Bravo, Charles Wheelan, for doing the impossible: making the study of economics fascinating, comprehensible, and laugh-out-loud funny.” — Deborah Copaken Kogan, author of Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War

“I recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain an understanding of basic economics with little pain and much pleasure.” — Gary Becker, 1992 Nobel Prize winner in economics

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