Rewriting the economics textbooks

This week I received a notification of a new economics textbook, 

by John Komlos. There’s no table of contents available online but the website lists topics such as behavioural economics, signaling, regulatory capture. All good stuff, although plenty of the material on the list is available in other textbooks.

[amazon_image id=”0765639238″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]What Every Economics Student Needs to Know and Doesn’t Get in the Usual Principles Text[/amazon_image]

Clearly the timetable of the academic writing and publishing world is delivering a batch of post-crisis texts. Recently I reviewed here 

by Wendy Carlin and David Soskice. Wendy is also the co-ordinator of the free online textbook from the CORE project. I have also looked at the two very good texts from Peter Dorman, 

[amazon_image id=”0199655790″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Macroeconomics: Institutions, Instability, and the Financial System[/amazon_image]  [amazon_image id=”3642374409″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Macroeconomics: A Fresh Start (Springer Texts in Business and Economics)[/amazon_image]  [amazon_image id=”3642374336″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Microeconomics: A Fresh Start (Springer Texts in Business and Economics)[/amazon_image]

No doubt there will be more soon as this is a good market to have a share in. I do note that while most of the Amazon reviews of John Komlos’s new book are five star, one points out that the standard 

covers all the same ground but in a less tendentious tone (albeit at a steep £50 for the new edition).

Coincidentally, this morning I saw someone on the Tube utterly absorbed in the standard text 

by John Sloman and Alison Wride.

[amazon_image id=”0273763121″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Economics[/amazon_image]  [amazon_image id=”1844801330″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Economics[/amazon_image]


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