What People are Saying…
In Praise of Cocktail Party EconomicsCocktail Party Economics is a refreshing, easy to understand introduction to the arcane world of economics. Using an engaging, conversational style filled with many practical examples, the book does a great job explaining the concepts behind media coverage of economic and business events. I also enjoyed the lively descriptions of long-dead economists and how their ideas are relevant to our daily lives.
Warren Jestin, Chief Economist, Scotiabank
Cocktail Party Economics is a fun and quick read! I love the way it weaves together little things to explains big things. The flow of the stories and quotes, used to enliven the economics, feels like easy conversation. This is the easiest, and hence most “efficient”, introduction to economics I know.
Merwan H. Engineer, Full Professor of Economics, University of Victoria
I “really” enjoyed reading the book; it was pleasantly concise, entertaining due to Evie’s sarcastic & funny comments and personable stories, and really practical explanations of economic concepts.
Jacqueline Figueroa, Marketing student, University of Guelph
I think that her vision is carried out skillfully, in a manner which is actually quite entertaining. It makes the book very easy to read. I really enjoyed the anecdotes and the quotes (they are all GREAT!) as well as the examples that take the drudgery (for some…) out of studying Economics. I love how much I learned about society and history through this book and through all the real life tie-ins that bring economics into plain vision, making ideas understandable.
Lee Fridman, Management Economics and Finance student, University of Guelph
In Praise of Dinner Party Economics
As any good teacher will tell you, simplifying complex concepts is a real talent. Making them fun is a genuine gift. Dinner Party Economics does both. Full of lively examples to engage and enthrall, this book will leave you hungry for more!
Christopher Ragan, Associate Professor, McGill University
David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy, C.D.Howe Institute
Dinner Party Economics whets the appetite through fascinating biographies and quotes, clarifies some of the controversies involved, and sustains the commitment needed to become able to think more deeply about important economic problems.
Professor Louis N. Christofides, Department of Economics, University of Cyprus
As someone who has a fear of numbers but an interest in economics, this book was indispensable in smoothing the gap between the two. I never thought I’d be able to learn macroeconomics in such a quick and painless way. I’m excited to go to my next dinner party!
Nathan Hooper, First Year Political Science major, University of Guelph
Not all economics books have to be feared. I’ve been seeking a ‘conversational’ economics book that is not too detailed and boring for a long time. Evie and Richard have nailed this format.
Professor of Economics Darren Chapman, Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, Fanshawe College
A very successful piece of de-mystifiation. This book is an excellent starting point for someone who wants to get past the jargon and the shouting and get a handle on some fundamental economic issues.
Professor Brian Ferguson, Department of Economics, University of Guelph