Julie A. Nelson is professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Boston and a senior research fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute of Tufts University. She is the author of many articles and books, and a leader in the fields of feminist, social, and ecological economics.
Passionate, to be welcomed in a discipline notably devoid of passion. . . . Can be read for pleasure and enlightenment by economists and non-economists alike. --Times Literary Supplement [Nelson] has no time for the old model of the economy as an impersonal, inexorable, market machine. . . . It's good to read about business and not feel dirty. --Globe and Mail Highly recommended. --CHOICE Nelson's humanism is an antidote to economics-as-usual. --Capitalism Nature Socialism Economics for Humans is not so much a book on theory or yet another critique of neoclassical economics, but rather an attempt to call both sides of market thought to drop the false images they have cultivated about each other, images which are fed by an outdated and misplaced metaphor of the economy as a machine. --Feminist Economics