How to Teach Economics to Your Dog

Pages: 288
Subject: Economics, Current Affairs
Imprint: Oneworld

How to Teach Economics to Your Dog

A Quirky Introduction

Anthony McGowan, Rebecca Campbell

A fun take on some of the biggest questions in economics, made accessible for non-experts (and dogs)
9780861543793 (15 Sep 2022)
RRP £12.99 / US$19.95

The Book

Monty is a dog, not a financial genius, but economics still shapes his everyday life.

Over the course of eighteen walks, Dr Rebecca Campbell and Anthony McGowan chew over economic concepts and investigate how they apply to our lives - people and mutts alike. There are no graphs, no charts (Monty can't read them) and definitely no calculus!

How to Teach Economics to Your Dog tackles the knotty question of what economics actually is. Is it a mathematical science like physics? Or a moral and philosophical investigation of how societies should manage scarce resources?

Along the way we meet some of the great thinkers from Adam Smith to Thomas Piketty, and ponder questions such as: What on earth does quantitative easing mean? And why are some countries so much richer than others?

Additional Information

Subject Economics, Current Affairs
Pages 288
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Dr Rebecca Campbell has a PhD from the London School of Economics where she is currently a Fellow in the Management Department, and Director of Studies of the prestigious Global Masters in Management. Before moving to LSE, she was the designer and CEO of successful fashion company Paddy Campbell. She lives in north London and shares custody of Monty. 

Anthony McGowan has a BA, MPhil and PhD in philosophy, and has lectured widely on the subject. As an author for children and young adults he's won many awards, including the 2020 Carnegie Medal, while The Art of Failing, a hilarious account of his life as a writer, was named an Observer Book of the Year. He lives in London and is married to Dr Rebecca Campbell.

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