Joshua Hall (Ed.), Homer Economicus. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. xii + 241 Pages. $24.95 (paper).

Joshua Hall (Ed.), Homer Economicus. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. xii + 241... Rev Austrian Econ (2016) 29:219–222 DOI 10.1007/s11138-014-0292-6 Joshua Hall (Ed.), Homer Economicus. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. xii + 241 Pages. $24.95 (paper). Jennifer Dirmeyer Published online: 30 September 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 Joshua Hall’s edited volume, Homer Economicus, is a fun economics-themed tour through the world of America’s favorite cartoon family, The Simpsons. The book, a collection of essays from experienced teachers and communicators of economics, occupies a somewhat unpopulated space in the contemporary pop-economics genre. While books like Tim Harford’s The Undercover Economist (2005) and Steven Levitt’s Freakonomics (2005) entertain readers with economic explanations of seemingly un-economic topics and Peter Leeson’s The Invisible Hook (2009) and David Skarbek’s The Social Order of the Underworld (2014) use economics to explore new territory, Homer Economicus,ismore akin to Henry Hazlett’s Economics in One Lesson (1946), an attempt to teach and apply fundamental economic concepts through an unexpected and entertaining medium. In the preface, Joshua Hall lays out his pedagogical philosophy for an introduction to economics. Rather than attempting to prepare students for further studies in eco- nomics, as many textbooks appear to do, Hall’s aim is to use economics to give learners tools and insights that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Review of Austrian Economics Springer Journals

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
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Economics; Public Finance & Economics; Political Science; Methodology/History of Economic Thought
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0889-3047
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1573-7128
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10.1007/s11138-014-0292-6
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Rev Austrian Econ (2016) 29:219–222 DOI 10.1007/s11138-014-0292-6 Joshua Hall (Ed.), Homer Economicus. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. xii + 241 Pages. $24.95 (paper). Jennifer Dirmeyer Published online: 30 September 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 Joshua Hall’s edited volume, Homer Economicus, is a fun economics-themed tour through the world of America’s favorite cartoon family, The Simpsons. The book, a collection of essays from experienced teachers and communicators of economics, occupies a somewhat unpopulated space in the contemporary pop-economics genre. While books like Tim Harford’s The Undercover Economist (2005) and Steven Levitt’s Freakonomics (2005) entertain readers with economic explanations of seemingly un-economic topics and Peter Leeson’s The Invisible Hook (2009) and David Skarbek’s The Social Order of the Underworld (2014) use economics to explore new territory, Homer Economicus,ismore akin to Henry Hazlett’s Economics in One Lesson (1946), an attempt to teach and apply fundamental economic concepts through an unexpected and entertaining medium. In the preface, Joshua Hall lays out his pedagogical philosophy for an introduction to economics. Rather than attempting to prepare students for further studies in eco- nomics, as many textbooks appear to do, Hall’s aim is to use economics to give learners tools and insights that

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The Review of Austrian EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 30, 2014

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