TikZ Cookbook for Diagram in Economics: with Step-by-Step Illustration

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Chiu Yu Ko - 629 pages

Economists present their arguments in three different types of arguments: verbal, graphical, and mathematical.

If you flip over introductory economic textbooks, you will notice that analysis is usually done based on verbal argument and diagrams. Even for intermediate and advanced textbooks, you will notice that the difference is the mathematical argument -- diagrams are still useful. This is also true for academic research.

However, drawing a nice diagram is not easy. Standard software is not good for drawing economic diagrams. Either it is too simple or it is too professional. One nice drawing software is the TikZ package in LaTeX . However, it is a drawing programming so that there is a steep learning curve. This is the reason that I write this book.


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Dr. Chiu Yu Ko received his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from Boston College in 2012. Before moving to US, he obtained his Master of Philosophy in Economics and Bachelor of Business Administration in Insurance, Finance and Actuarial Analysis from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He joined Department of Economics, the National University of Singapore as an assistant professor in 2012.

Dr. Ko's research focuses on game theory with application in resource allocation, industrial organization and political economy. For resource allocation, he works on problem of cost sharing. For industrial organization, he specializes on innovation and platform competition. For political economy, he is interested in the design of political system. 

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