Marginalia

Jagdish Bhagwati on ‘The Undercover Economist’

If you need to be convinced of the ever-relevant and fascinating nature of economics, read this insightful and witty book by Tim Harford. Using one interesting example after another, The Undercover Economist demonstrates how economic reasoning — often esoteric and dull, but totally accessible in Harford’s hands — helps illuminate the world around us. Indeed, Harford’s book is a tour de force.

Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor of Economics, Columbia University; author of In Defense of Globalization