Unexpected EconomicsDownloadable Audiobook - 2015
Economics is a field most people think of as having to do with international trade balances, gross national products, unemployment projections, and other issues involving our own finances, our country's, or the world's. In recent decades, though, economists have been turning their lenses on issues well outside these traditional boundaries, focusing on one "unexpected" subject after another. They're asking how we choose our spouses, for example, or why we select particular places to worship, or what goes into our decision to designate ourselves as organ donors on our driver's licenses. Indeed, the latest thinking to come from the field of economics can offer us a fresh perspective on every area of life in which the interactions of personal choice, motivation, and perceived outcome-the very heart of economics-play essential roles. Professor Taylor's lectures will help you grasp the ways in which these mechanisms for making choices operate even in areas in which you may never have considered the forces of economics to be at work.
Publisher: [Chantilly, Va.] :, Teaching Company,, 
Copyright Date: ℗2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource. digital, Digital recording, rda data file, rda