Today, we officially revealed the cover for Contemporary Film and Economics, my new book from Routledge. I think they did a fantastic job on the cover—it really “pops”. I am also really excited for its prospects of making economic theory more real and less abstract. I think it’s the only book on the market that blends the goals and aspirations of filmmakers with applied economics. We can hopefully appreciate movies more fully but also raise our expectations about what we can expect from the stories they tell at the same time.
I am excited to see how others respond to the content and the ambition implied in the book.
So far, the response has been very, very positive. Joe Calhoun, director of the Stavros Center for Economic Education at Florida State University says I “brilliantly merge the lends of film director with the lens of economics to provide powerful insights into economic concepts and analysis.”
Jason Stephens, an instructor of finance and entrepreneurship at Columbia College Chicago and Chair of the Board of Kartemquin Educational Films, a cooperative that has won just about every award in the business, says Contemporary Film and Economics “is entertaining and subversively educational by showing us how some of our favorite films reflect the principles of economic theory, even if they don’t know it themselves.”
Intrigued? Use the coupon code FLR40 to get a 20% discount on the book when ordering directly from Routledge!
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