“Sam Staley brilliantly merges the lens of the director with the lens of economics to provide powerful insights to economic concepts and analysis. Contemporary Film and Economics starts in Hollywood and then digs deep into the world of economics. Covering important topics such as growth, development, entrepreneurship, and political decision making, the author moves the reader from the silver screen to the everyday choices that produce wealth and prosperity.” -- Joseph Calhoun, Director, Stavros Center for Economic Education, Florida State University and co-author Common Sense Economics.
“Translating economic theories into stories that anyone can relate to is one of the more formidable challenges I face as a teacher of economics. Staley’s Contemporary Film and Economics accomplishes that feat in a way that 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.” -- Jason Stephens, Associate Professor of Teaching at Columbia College of Chicago and Chair of the Board for Kartemquin Educational Films.
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How do movies reflect our everyday lives? Sam's new book Contemporary Film and Economics shows us how by exploring almost 50 recent and classic films. Find out more here.
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