Zombie Economics

No, this post isn’t about Say’s law. It’s about the economics of zombies. Glen Whitman and James Dow are editing a book, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield, that will examine the economics of the undead, especially zombies and vampires.

Ideal contributions will use economic reasoning to address issues related to the undead, use the undead as a means of exploring economic thought, or both.  Abstracts and final essays should be written in an accessible and engaging style for a popular audience.  Contributions should also make relevant reference to the undead in pop culture, such as the Twilight saga, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the novels of Anne Rice, World War Z, the films of George Romero, True Blood, and The Walking Dead.

Possible topics include: supply and demand in the market for blood; the operation of zombie labor markets; the political economy of responding to undead threats; macroeconomic recovery after a zombie apocalypse; what zombie and vampire behavior tell us about rational-choice modeling; etc.

The editors are soliciting abstracts for potential papers, submission guidelines are here.


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