How Economics Can Save The World describes what economics is, what it does, and what it's for.
From parenting to organ donation, housing to anti-social behaviour, economics provides the tools we need to fix the biggest issues of today. Far from being a means to predict the stock market or enrich the elite, economics provides a lens through which we can better understand how things work, design clever solutions and create the conditions in which we can all flourish.
With a healthy dose of optimism, and packed with stories of economics in everyday situations, Erik Angner demonstrates the methods he and his fellow economists use to help improve our lives and the society in which we live. He shows us that economics can be a powerful force for good, awakening the possibility of a happier, more just and more sustainable world.
Due out in January 2023.
This wonderful book demystifies economics and explains the practical tools it provides for thinking about challenges we all face in everyday life – from getting small children to go to sleep to doing what we can to tackle climate change. A model of clarity and wisdom about a subject that is so often misunderstood and maligned. – Diane Coyle, Professor of Public Policy, Cambridge University