John Quiggin is an economics professor at the University of Queensland and an Australian Laureate Fellow. He is also a fellow of the Econometric Society, and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He is a regular contributor to the blog Crooked Timber.
Books by John Quiggin
Economics in Two Lessons
by John Quiggin
"If you understand opportunity cost—that the price of something really is what you have to give up to get it—you’re further along than the vast majority of economics graduates and quite a few professional economists" —John Quiggin.
In 1946, a book appeared called Economics in One Lesson by American journalist Henry Hazlitt. It's been in print ever since, and sold more than one million copies. Economics in Two Lessons is Australian economist John Quiggin's effort to explain what economics is about from a 21st century perspective. Hazlitt's one lesson, Quiggin argues, did not give the whole picture, "So, we need Economics in Two Lessons."
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Interviews with John Quiggin
The best books on Learning Economics, recommended by John Quiggin
We live in a society where it’s vital to have a good grasp of economics, but that doesn’t mean you need an economics degree to understand what it’s all about. Australian economist John Quiggin, author of Economics in Two Lessons, recommends books for learning about economics, all accessible to the general reader, and tries to dispel some of the myths about what it is professional economists do.
The best books on Utopia, recommended by John Quiggin
The Australian economist and author of Zombie Economics says we need to inspire people with a view of a better society. In short, we need a new utopia.