Book publication announcement

Did you know blockbuster franchises provide key economic ideas and principles?

Ever wondered how the key concepts of central banking can be explained through the songs from Hamilton?

Or what you can learn about entrepreneurs and the role of ethics in business from Jurassic World?

Or what the 80-year career of Wonder Woman can teach us about the evolving role of women in the workplace?

These questions, and many more, are answered in the Routledge Economics and Popular Culture series. Each book in this series demonstrates that blockbuster franchises, smash hits on Broadway, comic book creations, and bestselling novels, all provide perfect examples of key economic ideas and principles in practice. Written in a clear and concise style, and assuming no previous background in economics, these books demonstrate that the ‘dismal science’ can be a lot more fun than you might think.

The series editor, Brian O’Roark, and all individual book authors are available for interview about the books, the series and the idea of teaching economics through popular culture.


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Publication Data:

Dystopia and Economics: A Guide to Surviving Everything from the Apocalypse to Zombies

Edited by Charity-Joy Revere Acchiardo and Michelle Albert Vachri

ISBN: 9781138051232 (paperback)| 216 Pages| £29.99 | 21st June 2018

Broadway and Economics: Economic Lessons from Show Tunes

By Matthew C. Rousu

ISBN: 9781138051232 (paperback)| 216 Pages| £29.99 | 21st June 2018

Contemporary Film and Economics: Lights! Camera! Econ!

By Samuel R. Staley

ISBN: 9780815367055 (paperback)| 98 Pages| £29.99 | 28th June 2018

Superheroes and Economics: The Shadowy World of Capes, Masks and Invisible Hands

Edited by Brian O’Roark and Rob Salkowitz

ISBN: 9780815367086 (paperback)| 144 Pages| £29.99 | 24th July 2018