Economics: Book Series

Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series

Series Editor:

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.

Proposals for new books in the series can be sent to the Routledge editor: [email protected]

  • Superheroes and Economics

    The Shadowy World of Capes, Masks and Invisible Hands, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian O'Roark, Rob Salkowitz

    At first sight, superheroes and economics seem to occupy completely different dimensions – but a clash of dimensions is a classic comic book storyline! In this first-of-its kind book, an economist and a business writer assemble an A-team of academic talent to explore the intersection of superhero…

    Paperback – 2018-07-23
    Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series

  • Contemporary Film and Economics

    Lights! Camera! Econ!, 1st Edition

    By Samuel R. Staley

    What does the movie Lion tell us about why some societies grow rich and others remain poor? What can the global box office juggernaut, Jurassic World tell us about entrepreneurs and the ethics of business? Can the movie Passengers give us insight into human motivation and decision making? This book…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series

  • Broadway and Economics

    Economic Lessons from Show Tunes, 1st Edition

    By Matthew C. Rousu

    Economics has often been described as "the dismal science," with TV and movies reinforcing this description. However, economics is a powerful tool that can be used to understand how the world works, helping to answer confusing puzzles and solve the world’s problems. Surprisingly, Broadway musicals…

    Paperback – 2018-06-21
    Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series

  • Dystopia and Economics

    A Guide to Surviving Everything from the Apocalypse to Zombies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Charity-Joy Revere Acchiardo, Michelle Albert Vachris

    Government collapsing? Zombies hunting you down? Everyone you know killed by a global epidemic? Not to worry! Economics holds the keys to survival. Often known as "the dismal science", it is particularly equipped to reveal order in what seems like chaos. Economists observe human behaviour: what…

    Paperback – 2018-03-14
    Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series