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“The Moneyball of booty.” —NATIONAL POST
“Economists may seem soulless, unlikely guides to affairs of the heart. But Dollars and Sex, a delightful book by Marina Adshade, an economist at the University of British Columbia, may convince you otherwise.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Adshade’s strong suit is clear—she deftly relays the basics of economics . . . using statistically observed behavior and shades her position with astute reporting on external cultural and economic conditions. . . . Adshade’s an understandable and engaging teacher.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
MARINA ADSHADE has a PhD from Queen’s University and has spent the last ten years teaching economics and engaging in original economic research. In the fall of 2012 she will move to Vancouver to teach in the Department of Economics at the University of British Columbia. Marina writes regularly for The Globe and Mail and Canadian Business. She has made numerous appearances on CTV and CBC, as well as CBC Radio and National Public Radio. Marina has also been featured in international and domestic print media, including the London Daily Mail and Reuters. Follow her on Twitter @dollarsandsex.
I flew through this book in a few days because it was both fascinating and entertaining. It explores sexual behaviour through the eyes of economics and comes to some surprising... Read morePublished on March 17 2013 by Monique