Making of a One-Handed Economist

By Gerard Sullivan
October 2011
Book Guild
ISBN: 9781846245701
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
213 pages
$23.50 Hardcover

Here at last is an antidote to the numerous dry and dusty texts on economics. The Making of a One-handed Economist engages the reader in a series of often hilarious vignettes from the author's experience of practising the dismal science in a variety of career roles as a lecturer, project manager and consultant.

The aim is to give you a flavour of what it's like dealing with real economic problems in a number of different real-world contexts, especially in developing countries. The lesson is usually the same: theory is fine, but it tends to ignore reality. But what happens when theory meets reality? In the words of John Maynard Keynes 'When the facts change I change my mind.' What do you do?? Read this book to find out. Your view of economics will never be the same again.

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