September 18, 2014
Author, economist, and CEPR associate Ha-Joon Chang will appear at Busboys & Poets for a book signing and discussion of his new book Economics: The User's Guide. He will be joined by CEPR co-Director Mark Weisbrot.
In his bestselling 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang brilliantly debunked many of thepredominant myths of neoclassical economics. Now, in an entertaining and accessible primer, he explains how the global economy actually works in real-world terms. Writing with irreverent wit, a deep knowledge of history, and a disregard for conventional economic pieties, Chang offers insights that will never be found in the textbooks.
Unlike many economists, who present only one view of their discipline, Chang introduces a wide range of economic theories, from classical to Keynesian, revealing how each has its strengths and weaknesses, and why there is no one way to explain economic behavior. Instead, by ignoring the received wisdom and exposing the myriad forces that shape our financial world, Chang gives us the tools we need to understand our increasingly global and interconnected world often driven by economics. From the future of the Euro, inequality in China, or the condition ofthe American manufacturing industry here in the United States, Economics: The User's Guide is a concise and expertly crafted guide to economic fundamentals that offers a clear and accurate picture of the global economy and how and why it affects our daily lives.