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Entrepreneurial Economics: Bright Ideas from the Dismal Science

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This intriguing collection is designed to show how economists can play a more active role in designing and directing the nation's social institutions. By taking the task of political economy seriously, the contributors (including some of today's most distinguished economists) reveal the power of economic thought to offer innovative solutions to some of the most difficult p ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published February 28th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2002)
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Ryan
Mar 06, 2010 Ryan rated it it was ok
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While this book does contain many "bright ideas," the essays are all over the place. Each (thankfully) doesn't read like a typically abstruse journal article, but they don't exactly seem ready for public consumption, either. It's as if Tabarrok foresaw the coming trend of popular economics books and decided to preemptively (in 2002) do *that*, except 70% more academic. It makes an occasionally interesting collection of essays, but unfortunately is both too dense for an educated person on the str ...more
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