Friday, 7 November 2014

The Freakonomics of the Undead


Just heard a great episode of Freakonomics about the undead. It's great to hear academics talk about zombies and vampires, and the economics of the genre. Take a listen.

http://freakonomics.com/2014/10/30/what-can-vampires-teach-us-about-economics-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/

The show references a book on the subject. (one of the first academic texts to deal with the real-world impact of the undead. For instance, would a zombie outbreak be good for the economy? Well, would it?)
One worth adding to the Christmas list.

The Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires and the Dismal Science

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LXVG5OK/