Economics & Finance

The End of Theory: Financial Crises, the Failure of Economics, and the Sweep of Human Interaction

An in-depth look at how to account for the human complexities at the heart of today’s financial system

Paperback

Price:
$18.95 / £15.99
ISBN:
Published:
04/02/2019
Copyright:
2017
Pages:
240
Size:
6.13 x 9.25 in.
Illus:
10 b/w illus.
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Our economy may have recovered from the Great Recession—but not our economics. The End of Theory discusses why the human condition and the radical uncertainty of our world renders the standard economic model—and the theory behind it—useless for dealing with financial crises. What model should replace it? None. At least not any version we’ve been using for the past two hundred years. Richard Bookstaber argues for a new approach called agent-based economics, one that takes as a starting point the fact that we are humans, not the optimizing automatons that standard economics assumes we are. Sweeping aside the historic failure of twentieth-century economics, The End of Theory offers a novel perspective and more realistic framework to help prevent today’s financial system from blowing up again.


Awards and Recognition

  • Selected for Askblog’s Books of the year 2017