By Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman. Penned by the "world’s first and only stand-up economist," these wry looks at economics present terms and concepts in a fast-paced, graphic novel–style format. Microeconomics
describes "the optimizing individual" before delving into decision trees, risk, trade, the effects of time, game theory, Pareto efficiency, simultaneous-move games (e.g., the prisoner’s dilemma), auctions, price theory, supply and demand, taxes, margins, and elasticity. Macroeconomics explains the factors that affect the economy of a nation: the labor market; GDP; the influence of government, trade, and technology on the economy; global poverty; climate change; and the business cycle. Combined glossaries/indexes make locating topics easy. Grades 9–12. 7" x 10". Hill and Wang. Approximately 210 pages each.
Read a New York Times op-ed piece by Yoram Bauman (will open in a separate window)