skip to content
Homer economicus : the Simpsons and economics Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Homer economicus : the Simpsons and economics

Author: Joshua C Hall
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Economics and Finance, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"In Homer Economicus a cast of lively contributors takes a field trip to Springfield, where the Simpsons reveal that economics is everywhere. By exploring the hometown of television's first family, this book provides readers with the economic tools and insights to guide them at work, at home, and at the ballot box. Since The Simpsons centers on the daily lives of the Simpson family and its colorful neighbors, three  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua C Hall
ISBN: 9780804790970 0804790973 9780804791717 0804791716
OCLC Number: 864752960
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Finance/Invest/Econ) 2015
Description: xii, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Scarcity, specialization, and squishees : The Simpsons as homo economicus / Anthony M. Carilli --
Where the invisible hand has only four fingers : supply, demand, and the market process in Springfield / Douglas Rogers and Peter J. Boettke --
A pile of Krusty burgers embiggens the fattest man : obesity, incentives, and unintended consequences in 'King size Homer' / Art Carden --
Twenty dollars can buy many peanuts! : money and The Simpsons / Andrew T. Young --
Thank you, come again : the pursuit of profits in Springfield / Gregory M. Randolph --
They have the Internet on computers now? : entrepreneurship in The Simpsons / Per L. Bylund, Christopher M. Holbrook, and Peter G. Klein --
I've got a monopoly to maintain! : market failure in The Simpsons / Diana W. Thomas --
Will you stop that infernal racket!?! : externalities and The Simpsons / Justin M. Ross --
Mayors, monorails, and morons : government failure in The Simpsons / John Considine --
Coming to Homerica : the economics of immigration / Seth R. Gitter and Robert J. Gitter --
Donut and dimed : labor markets in The Simpsons / David T. Mitchell --
Paging Dr. Hibbert : what The Simpsons can teach us about health economics / Lauren Heller --
At first I thought prohibition was a good thing : the economics of alcohol control / Mark Thornton --
Mr. Burns' casino : the economics of casino gambling / Douglas M. Walker and Shannon M. Kelly --
Homer economicus or Homer sapiens? : behavioral economics in The Simpsons / Jodi Beggs --
From rabbit ears to flat screen : it's getting better all the time / Steven Horwitz and Stewart Dompe.
Responsibility: edited by Joshua C. Hall.

Abstract:

Homer Economicus brings together sixteen essays that use The Simpsons as the basis for a vibrant and accessible discussion of important concepts in economic theory, showing how these are at work in  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"This work may be the exception to the general rule that economics books that carry a movie, cartoon, or literary theme are tedious. In a book that will capture the imaginations of avid readers of Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/864752960> # Homer economicus : the Simpsons and economics
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "864752960" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/902116> ; # Economics
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1857382976#Topic/wirtschaft> ; # Wirtschaft
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1857382976#CreativeWork/simpsons_television_program> ; # Simpsons (Television program)
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1019730> ; # Microeconomics
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1376981> ; # Simpsons (Television program)
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/330/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1857382976#Topic/mikrookonomie> ; # Mikroökonomie
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2014" ;
   schema:description ""In Homer Economicus a cast of lively contributors takes a field trip to Springfield, where the Simpsons reveal that economics is everywhere. By exploring the hometown of television's first family, this book provides readers with the economic tools and insights to guide them at work, at home, and at the ballot box. Since The Simpsons centers on the daily lives of the Simpson family and its colorful neighbors, three opening chapters focus on individual behavior and decision-making, introducing readers to the economic way of thinking about the world. Part II guides readers through six chapters on money, markets, and government. A third and final section discusses timely topics in applied microeconomics, including immigration, gambling, and health care as seen in The Simpsons. Reinforcing the nuts and bolts laid out in any principles text in an entertaining and culturally relevant way, this book is an excellent teaching resource that will also be at home on the bookshelf of an avid reader of pop economics."--Back cover."@en ;
   schema:editor <http://viaf.org/viaf/160453477> ; # Joshua C. Hall
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1857382976> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Homer economicus : the Simpsons and economics"@en ;
   schema:productID "864752960" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780804791717> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780804790970> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB447196> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/864752960> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1857382976#CreativeWork/simpsons_television_program> # Simpsons (Television program)
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:name "Simpsons (Television program)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1019730> # Microeconomics
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Microeconomics"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1376981> # Simpsons (Television program)
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:name "Simpsons (Television program)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/902116> # Economics
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Economics"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/160453477> # Joshua C. Hall
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Hall" ;
   schema:givenName "Joshua C." ;
   schema:name "Joshua C. Hall" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780804790970>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0804790973" ;
   schema:isbn "9780804790970" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780804791717>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0804791716" ;
   schema:isbn "9780804791717" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.