Books

Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?

Author
Kielos, Katrine
Swedish title
Det enda könet
Category
Non Fiction
Pub Date
May 22, 2012

Katrine Kielos' book Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner, is a fine example of easy-to-read but thought-provoking non-fiction. In this well written study, she looks at how women are left out of the study of economics and human behaviour, and how this affects the understanding of world economy. Kielos book is entertaining, sometimes even funny, but fundamentally serious: quite a feat, especially given that the subject matter can be quite difficult.

Katrine covers a lot of ground to explore how 'homo economicus', or 'economic man'', is used by economists to study how and why people do things, and shows how this model of human behaviour is distinctly lacking in detail.