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The Resource Butterfly economics : a new general theory of social and economic behavior, Paul Ormerod

Butterfly economics : a new general theory of social and economic behavior, Paul Ormerod

Label
Butterfly economics : a new general theory of social and economic behavior
Title
Butterfly economics
Title remainder
a new general theory of social and economic behavior
Statement of responsibility
Paul Ormerod
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why did VHS, an inferior video recorder technology, succeed in the marketplace, driving the superior Betamax out of business? Why do big-budget, acclaimed movies sometimes flop at the box office, while low-budget, idiosyncratic films become huge hits? The answers to these questions, says Paul Ormerod, remind us that economics is a science based on the workings of human society, as unpredictable an entity as there is." "In this analysis of why human beings persist in engaging in behavior that defies time-honored economic theory, Ormerod also explains why governments and industries throughout the world must completely reconfigure their traditional methods of economic forecasting if they are to succeed and prosper in an increasingly complicated global marketplace."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ormerod, Paul
Dewey number
338.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD87
LC item number
.O76 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic policy
  • Economics
  • Economic policy
  • Economics
Label
Butterfly economics : a new general theory of social and economic behavior, Paul Ormerod
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • 'Use the maths, then burn it'
  • ch. 6.
  • Illusion of control
  • ch. 7.
  • Quantitative quagmire
  • ch. 8.
  • Ups and downs
  • ch. 9.
  • Through a glass darkly
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • Wealth of nations
  • ch. 11.
  • To have and have not
  • ch. 12.
  • Great oaks from little acorns
  • Living at the edge of chaos
  • ch. 2.
  • Dedicated followers of fashion
  • ch. 3.
  • To catch a thief
  • ch. 4.
  • Family values
Control code
ocm41211558
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 217 pages
Isbn
9780375407659
Lccn
99029095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Butterfly economics : a new general theory of social and economic behavior, Paul Ormerod
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • 'Use the maths, then burn it'
  • ch. 6.
  • Illusion of control
  • ch. 7.
  • Quantitative quagmire
  • ch. 8.
  • Ups and downs
  • ch. 9.
  • Through a glass darkly
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • Wealth of nations
  • ch. 11.
  • To have and have not
  • ch. 12.
  • Great oaks from little acorns
  • Living at the edge of chaos
  • ch. 2.
  • Dedicated followers of fashion
  • ch. 3.
  • To catch a thief
  • ch. 4.
  • Family values
Control code
ocm41211558
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 217 pages
Isbn
9780375407659
Lccn
99029095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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