The Price of Fish, New Edition: A New Approach to Wicked Economics and Better Decisions

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Winner of the 2012 Gold Medal IPPY Award for Finance/Investment/Economics.
"Mainelli and Harris offer an original and insightful look at the big and important long-term issues facing society today. . . . Policy makers need to read this book."—Donald J. Smith, Boston University, author of BOND MATH: The Theory Behind the Formulas
"In this thought-provoking and enlightening book, Mainelli and Harris highlight a point that economists too often forget: that economics is, at its heart, the study of human behavior, and that both commerce and its wicked sister, finance, mean nothing unless they are connected to people and society."—Bill Emmott, former editor of the Economist
The price of fish cannot be right when we have over-fishing, hunger, and ruined seas. More than at any other time in our history, the world is faced with a series of vicious and apparently insurmountable difficulties, chief among them unstable financial markets, rapidly diminishing resources, and an ecosystem that is becoming dangerously volatile.
In The Price of Fish, Michael Mainelli and Ian Harris examine in a unique way these intractable and wicked problems—sustainability, global warming, over-fishing, overpopulation, the pensions crisis—and suggest that it is not that these problems are too complex to solve, but that our way of reading them is too simple. Too simple and often wrong. Using models developed by quantum physicists, the authors show a way to making better decisions which in turn point to answers to our most pernicious problems.
Michael Mainelli and Ian Harris are co-founders of Z/Yen, a commercial think-tank in London, England.

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ISBN-13: 9781857886221
ISBN-10: 1857886224
Pagini: 336
Ilustrații: black & white tables, figures
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.43 kg
Colecția Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Locul publicării: Germany


"If you want a bite size guide to chaos theory, probability, game theory, the wisdom of crowds, the fallibility of prediction and much else besides then this is an excellent place to start. The Price of Fish sets out to challenge policy makers to make better decisions. Packed full of ideas that question the economic and political status quo, it certainly does that. There's much for the lay reader to ponder too. Anyone who enjoyed Daniel Kahnemann's bestseller Thinking Fast and Slow will find plenty to enjoy in this."—Bookbag (UK)

Notă biografică

Michael Mainelli is Chairman of Z/Yen, a commercial think-tank, which he co-founded in 1994. He is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Commerce and Fellow at Gresham College in London.
Ian Harris:

Ian Harris is a director at Z/Yen Group Ltd, which he co-founded in 1994. He specializes in strategic planning and systematic performance improvement in both the civil society sector and also commercial sectors. Prior to Z/Yen, Harris led Binder Hamlyn management consultancy's financial management systems work.