As I search for enlightenment in Peru, Tim Harford will be enlightening readers of Marginal Revolution. Tim writes the Dear Economist column for the Financial Times. He is also an economist with the International Finance Corporation, co-author of the excellent primer on foreign aid, The Market for Aid, and author of the forthcoming The Undercover Economist. I am looking forward to reading the Undercover Economist of which Steve Levitt says:
The Undercover Economist is a rare specimen: a book on economics that
will enthrall its readers. Beautifully written and argued, it brings
the power of economics to life. This book should be required reading
for every elected official, business leader, and university student.
MR readers are in for a treat this week!