In his new book Ariel Rubinstein reflects on microeconomic topics and personal vita with ‘‘no claim to objectivity’’ in a‘‘completely subjective, controversial’’ manner (p. 14). It is a sheer intellectual delight to read the book. Rubinstein has mastered the art of conveying even the most abstract problems in contemporary economic theory to the general public. The book is engaging to the point that I finished reading it in one setting overnight (though, as a decision theorist, I do have a comparative advantage of being previously exposed to most of the book’s topics).The book is extremely thought-provocative. It takes a critical look at academic economics from the vantage point of a decades-long successful academic career. In fact, had I read and understood this book in my early undergraduate years, I might have never engaged in a professional economic career at all.
Pavlo R. Blavatskyy
"Economic Fables, Ariel Rubinstein". Journal of Economic Psychology (0167-4870), vol. 34, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2012.10.012
The author has created a website containing video clips, interactive questions and games relating to each chapter of the book.