About the Books
A little Economics training can go a long way in helping you understand the real world you live in. Assistant Professor of Economics Evie Adomait, along with her writing partner Richard Maranta, write simply about what can appear to be a complicated subject while never dumbing down the intellectual ideas which make Economic thought so important in this day and age. From the classroom to a cocktail party or dinner party, these books will help you hold your own in conversations about Economics.
Cocktail Party Economics
The Big Ideas and Scintillating Small Talk about Markets by Eveline Adomait and Richard Maranta
Table of Contents Making Introductions 1 It’s All about Scarcity 2 Value: Where Emotions and Economics Collide 3 Exchange: Supply and Demand, Take One 4 Producing Wealth 5 The Absolut(e) of Comparative Advantage 6 Supply Side (a Venti Chapter) 7 Demanding Clients (a Venti Chapter) 8 Market Forces: A Beautiful Kind (Venti with an Extra Shot) 9 The Pursuit of Happiness: Efficiency and Equity (a Venti Chapter) 10 The Name of the Game (a Skinny Venti Chapter) 11 Getting an F: A Look at Market Failures 12 Numb€rs: Financial Markets Conclusions: Tying Up Loose Ends Afterword: Rick’s Postpartum
Dinner Party Economics
The Big Ideas and Intense Conversations about the Economy by Eveline Adomait and Richard Maranta
Table d’hôte Before Dinner Cocktails 1 Introduction to Dinner Party Economics 2 Character Assignments Appetizers: Key Economic Concepts and Relationships 3 Measure for Measure 4 Money is as Money Does 5 Assortment of Gross Products 6 Name Your Price 7 In Labour 8 Good to Grow 9 Taking Stocks and Going With the Flows 10 International Cheques and Balances Main Course: Economic Policy 11 Policy Matters Dessert Course: Economic Debates 12 Side Views Après Dinner Drinks 13 Concluding Remarks