The Nature of Goods and the Goods of Nature is a voyage into the realm of the economist and the fascinating way in which they view the world. With striking pragmatism, Estefania Santacreu-Vasut takes a cornerstone of economic thinking - the nature of goods - which, once understood, provides the reader with a lens that demolishes the argument for anti-globalisation. Journeying through the eyes of a visitor to a bookshop who happens to find an unused train ticket tucked into the end pages of a story, Estefania Santacreu-Vasut and Tom Gamble unfold a voyage of awareness that links our everyday experiences with the economic theory of the nature of goods to the goods of nature - human nature, social nature, and the environment - that are essential for all of us in our quest for happiness and prosperity.
Estefania Santacreu-Vasut has a PhD in Economics, UC Berkeley USA, an MSc in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Spain, and a BA in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Spain, 2005. She is professor of economics at ESSEC, one of the world's leading business schools, researcher, spokesperson on business and society and contributor to journals such as Le Point and the Wall Street Journal.
Tom Gamble has an MA in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations, Keele University, UK. He is a novelist, editor, consultant and communication professional currently working at ESSEC Business School as communication Manager and chief editor for the Council on Business & Society.