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Can You Outsmart An Economist?: 100+ Puzzles to Train Your Brain

Can You Outsmart An Economist?: 100+ Puzzles to Train Your Brain

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Publication Date: September 25th, 2018
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The acclaimed author of The Armchair Economist presents an engaging and instructive series of puzzles and brain teasers for novices and experts alike. ¶ & may even end up smarter than Google.&#8221—George Gilder, author of Life After Google ¶ Can you outsmart an economist—really? Steven Landsburg, acclaimed author and professor of economics, dares you to try. If you solve the puzzles in this book—or even if you just read the solutions—you'll learn a lot about economics, how to interpret statistics, and maybe a bit about law, math, science, and philosophy along the way. Wildly imaginative and entirely unconventional, this book includes warm-up exercises to get your brain working, logic and probability problems, and other teasers that touch upon such complex topics as calculating probabilities, reasoning in reverse, and distinguishing right from wrong. You don't have to have an advanced degree to master the material. Above all, this book is meant for readers to learn and have fun. Let the games begin! ¶ "Read it, expand your mind, and have fun!&#8221—N. Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Harvard University

About the Author

Steven E. Landsburg is a Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester. He is the author of More Sex Is Safer Sex, The Big Questions, and the hugely popular The Armchair Economist, among others. He has written for Forbes, Slate, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He lives in Pittsford, NY. 

Praise for Can You Outsmart An Economist?: 100+ Puzzles to Train Your Brain

“No one has taught me more surprising truths about the world we live in than Steven Landsburg, if only because he asks surprising questions. Can You Outsmart an Economist? will delight and inform anyone who enjoys rigorous thinking and the unexpected conclusions it delivers.” —Jamie Whyte, author of Crimes Against Logic   "From zero knowledge proofs to prisoner's dilemmas, from call options to comparative advantage, from price theory to game theory, this ingenious gallop through the mind of Steven Landsburg enables you to think like an economist without incurring a Keynesian headache or a huge student loan. You may even end up 'smarter than Google.' But you will not readily put down this exhilarating adventure in ideas." —George Gilder, author of Knowledge and Power and Life After Google   "Steven E. Landsburg's Can You Outsmart an Economist? is entertaining as well as edifying. Read it, expand your mind, and have fun!” —N. Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University and author of Principles of Economics