Book Review: Getting Economics Back in the Game

The Antitrust Source

In the article “Book Review: Getting Economics Back in the Game,” published in the February 2018 issue of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Source, Edgeworth Partner Dr. Gregory Leonard reviews Economics for the Common Good written by Nobel Prize winner Jean Tirole. Within the book, Tirole proposes that economists should strive to make economic ideas comprehensible to a general audience and, in that way, regain the public’s respect for the profession, and contribute to resolving policy dilemmas facing the world. Dr. Leonard comments on the “decency and sincerity [that] pervade the book” and the potential in Tirole’s ideas for “dramatic improvements in economic outcomes and the common good.”


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