Book notes: Economics for the common good, by Jean Tirole

Economics for the common good, by Jean Tirole

Jean Tirole, Economics for the common good, Princeton University Press, 2017, 576 pages 

In the current times, with the disturbing rise of populism, a book that purports to educate policymakers in the use – and sometimes misuse – of economics as a science should be well received. Jean Tirole, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, has written such a book. In 17 chapters, organised around five main themes, the author touches on the most widespread practical applications of economic theory

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