The Shortest History of Economics

Author(s): Andrew Leigh
Publication Number: ECES-SB274
Issued in: 2024

‘The secret of economics is that the most powerful insights come from a handful of big ideas that anyone can follow.’

This small book tells a big story. From ancient times to the modern world, The Shortest History of Economics unearths the hidden economic forces behind war, innovation and social transformation. It traces how capitalism and the market system emerged, and introduces the key ideas and people who shaped the discipline of economics.
The result is an illuminating, entertaining book about the economic ideas and forces that shape our world.

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