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Making the Invisible Hand Visible

Posted by Robert Whaples on September 1, 2009

I decided to adopt Cowen and Tabarrok this semester after over a decade of using Parkin. I did this, not because there’s anything wrong with Parkin but because reading a few sample chapters of Cowen and Tabarrok convinced me that this is a remarkable textbook, full of unusually insightful examples, with an uncanny ability to make the invisible hand of the market visible — to show students the wonders of the market.

I teach a one-semester course that covers both micro and macro and the publisher has been very accommodating in sending me copies of the uncorrected page proofs of the micro half of the text to distribute in class.  Wednesday, August 26th was our first day of class.


3 Responses to “Making the Invisible Hand Visible”

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