Micromotives and Macrobehavior

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Thomas C. Schelling

Translated to Russian by I. Kushnareva; translation editor D. Shestakov. Moscow, Gaidar Institute Press, 2016. – 344 p.

ISBN 978-5-93255-463-0

Micromotives and Macrobehavior was originally published over twenty-five years ago, yet the stories it tells feel just as fresh today. And the subject of these stories – how small and seemingly meaningless decisions and actions by individuals often lead to significant unintended consequences for a large group – is more important than ever. In one famous example, Thomas C. Schelling shows that a slight-but-not-malicious preference to have neighbors of the same race eventually leads to completely segregated populations.

The updated edition of this landmark book contains a new preface and the author's Nobel Prize acceptance speech.