Daniel S. Hamermesh Economics Is Everywhere

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Economics Is Everywhere

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The purpose of "Economics Is Everywhere" by Daniel S. Hamermesh is to illustrate the wide range of daily activities to which an economic way of thinking can be applied. The 400 vignettes were inspired by news stories, television shows, movies, music, family events, and other facets of daily life. Some vignettes were suggested by students or colleagues. The book is organized into three parts to follow the topical arrangement of a typical introductory microeconomic textbook. These vignettes apply what students learn in their introductory microeconomics textbook. They focus on the student's ability to apply formal analysis with myriad of examples that come out of their daily activities. After studying this applications/issues book, students will be able to read a newspaper or magazine and understand their own daily activities in a new, economic way - and as a result, understand the economics at work around them.

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Daniel S. Hamermesh is the Sue Killam Professor in the Foundations of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and Professor of Labor Economics at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He taught from 1969-73 at Princeton, from 1973-93 at Michigan State, and has held visiting professorships at universities in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is a Fellow of Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and past president of the Society of Labor Economists and of the Midwest Economics Association. He authored Labor Demand and The Economics of Work and Pay, and a wide array of articles in labor economics in the leading general and specialized economics journals. His research concentrates on time use, labor demand and unusual applications of labor economics (to suicide, sleep and beauty). He has taught introductory microeconomics since 1968 to more than 14,000 students and has won numerous university awards for his undergraduate teaching. He is a regular guest-blogger at http: //freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/"

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