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The Resource Homer economicus : The Simpsons and economics, edited by Joshua C. Hall

Homer economicus : The Simpsons and economics, edited by Joshua C. Hall

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Homer economicus : The Simpsons and economics
Title
Homer economicus
Title remainder
The Simpsons and economics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joshua C. Hall
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Homer Economicus a cast of lively contributors takes a field trip to Springfield, where the Simpsons reveal that economics is everywhere. By exploring the hometown of television's first family, this book provides readers with the economic tools and insights to guide them at work, at home, and at the ballot box. Since The Simpsons centers on the daily lives of the Simpson family and its colorful neighbors, three opening chapters focus on individual behavior and decision-making, introducing readers to the economic way of thinking about the world. Part II guides readers through six chapters on money, markets, and government. A third and final section discusses timely topics in applied microeconomics, including immigration, gambling, and health care as seen in The Simpsons. Reinforcing the nuts and bolts laid out in any principles text in an entertaining and culturally relevant way, this book is an excellent teaching resource that will also be at home on the bookshelf of an avid reader of pop economics."--Back cover
  • "In Homer Economicus a cast of lively contributors takes a field trip to Springfield, where the Simpsons reveal that economics is everywhere. By exploring the hometown of television's first family, this book provides readers with the economic tools and insights to guide them at work, at home, and at the ballot box. Since The Simpsons centers on the daily lives of the Simpson family and its colorful neighbors, three opening chapters focus on individual behavior and decision-making, introducing readers to the economic way of thinking about the world. Part II guides readers through six chapters on money, markets, and government. A third and final section discusses timely topics in applied microeconomics, including immigration, gambling, and health care as seen in The Simpsons. Reinforcing the nuts and bolts laid out in any principles text in an entertaining and culturally relevant way, this book is an excellent teaching resource that will also be at home on the bookshelf of an avid reader of pop economics."--back cover
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
Dewey number
330
Index
index present
LC call number
HB172
LC item number
.H66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hall, Joshua C.
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  • Economics
  • Microeconomics
Label
Homer economicus : The Simpsons and economics, edited by Joshua C. Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Scarcity, specialization, and squishees : The Simpsons as homo economicus / Anthony M. Carilli -- Where the invisible hand has only four fingers : supply, demand, and the market process in Springfield / Douglas Rogers and Peter J. Boettke -- A pile of Krusty burgers embiggens the fattest man : obesity, incentives, and unintended consequences in 'King size Homer' / Art Carden -- Twenty dollars can buy many peanuts! : money and The Simpsons / Andrew T. Young -- Thank you, come again : the pursuit of profits in Springfield / Gregory M. Randolph -- They have the Internet on computers now? : entrepreneurship in The Simpsons / Per L. Bylund, Christopher M. Holbrook, and Peter G. Klein -- I've got a monopoly to maintain! : market failure in The Simpsons / Diana W. Thomas -- Will you stop that infernal racket!?! : externalities and The Simpsons / Justin M. Ross -- Mayors, monorails, and morons : government failure in The Simpsons / John Considine -- Coming to Homerica : the economics of immigration / Seth R. Gitter and Robert J. Gitter -- Donut and dimed : labor markets in The Simpsons / David T. Mitchell -- Paging Dr. Hibbert : what The Simpsons can teach us about health economics / Lauren Heller -- At first I thought prohibition was a good thing : the economics of alcohol control / Mark Thornton -- Mr. Burns' casino : the economics of casino gambling / Douglas M. Walker and Shannon M. Kelly -- Homer economicus or Homer sapiens? : behavioral economics in The Simpsons / Jodi Beggs -- From rabbit ears to flat screen : it's getting better all the time / Steven Horwitz and Stewart Dompe
Control code
864752960
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780804791717
Lccn
2013047797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Homer economicus : The Simpsons and economics, edited by Joshua C. Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Scarcity, specialization, and squishees : The Simpsons as homo economicus / Anthony M. Carilli -- Where the invisible hand has only four fingers : supply, demand, and the market process in Springfield / Douglas Rogers and Peter J. Boettke -- A pile of Krusty burgers embiggens the fattest man : obesity, incentives, and unintended consequences in 'King size Homer' / Art Carden -- Twenty dollars can buy many peanuts! : money and The Simpsons / Andrew T. Young -- Thank you, come again : the pursuit of profits in Springfield / Gregory M. Randolph -- They have the Internet on computers now? : entrepreneurship in The Simpsons / Per L. Bylund, Christopher M. Holbrook, and Peter G. Klein -- I've got a monopoly to maintain! : market failure in The Simpsons / Diana W. Thomas -- Will you stop that infernal racket!?! : externalities and The Simpsons / Justin M. Ross -- Mayors, monorails, and morons : government failure in The Simpsons / John Considine -- Coming to Homerica : the economics of immigration / Seth R. Gitter and Robert J. Gitter -- Donut and dimed : labor markets in The Simpsons / David T. Mitchell -- Paging Dr. Hibbert : what The Simpsons can teach us about health economics / Lauren Heller -- At first I thought prohibition was a good thing : the economics of alcohol control / Mark Thornton -- Mr. Burns' casino : the economics of casino gambling / Douglas M. Walker and Shannon M. Kelly -- Homer economicus or Homer sapiens? : behavioral economics in The Simpsons / Jodi Beggs -- From rabbit ears to flat screen : it's getting better all the time / Steven Horwitz and Stewart Dompe
Control code
864752960
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780804791717
Lccn
2013047797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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