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The economics of just about everything : the hidden reasons for our curious choices and surprising successes

Author: Andrew Leigh
Publisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Did you know that another 10 cm of height boosts your income by thousands of dollars per year? Or that a boy born in January is nearly twice as likely to play first grade rugby league as a boy born in December? Or that natural disasters attract more foreign aid if they happen on a slow news day? And that a perfectly clean desk can be as inefficient as a messy one?
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Leigh
ISBN: 9781743314715 174331471X
OCLC Number: 880959561
Description: 250 pages : charts ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Ch. 1 For the love of money --
Ch. 2 Fit for tomorrow --
Ch. 3 Starting lineup --
Ch. 4 Looking for a raise --
Ch. 5 Careering through life --
Ch. 6 Cops and dollars --
Ch. 7 Helping the world's poor --
Ch. 8 Smashing the crystal ball --
Ch. 9 Playing the blue guitar --
Notes --
Acknowledgements --
Index.
Responsibility: Andrew Leigh.

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