Professor Randall Bartlett, Ph.D.

Professor Randall Bartlett
  • Smith College
  • Stanford University
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Dr. Randall Bartlett is Professor of Economics and Director of the Urban Studies Program at Smith College, where he has taught for 30 years. A graduate of Occidental College, he earned both his master's degree and doctorate from Stanford University and taught at Williams College and the University of Washington before joining the Smith faculty. A highly skilled teacher, Professor Bartlett has twice won all-college teaching awards at Smith and was the 2003 recipient of the college's Distinguished Professor Award. He has served at both the department and college levels as a teaching mentor to junior faculty and has been instrumental in developing a number of important programs at Smith, including founding and directing the Phoebe Reese Lewis Leadership Program and serving as the first director of the Public Policy Program. He also presents each fall a wildly popular financial literacy lecture series that is attended not only by students, faculty, and staff, but also by members of the community of Northampton. The author of numerous articles on economics and public life, Professor Bartlett has also written three books, including his most recent, The Crisis of America's Cities, which explores the problems and prospects of urban America.
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  1. Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

    Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

    Randall Bartlett
    4.7 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $169.95 Starting at $169.95 $199.95 $169.95$199.95
    Discover why "thinking like an economist" can give you newfound confidence in a range of financial and personal situations. With Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making, you'll learn how to identify the varied situations in which economics affects your life—and how to wield the tools economists use to help you make the wisest choices in those situations. Award-winning Professor Randall...
  2. (Set) Thinking Like an Economist & Law and the Constitution Set

    (Set) Thinking Like an Economist & Law and the Constitution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Delve into this two-course set and get a comprehensive background on the legal system and how we make decisions. Privacy, Property, and Free Speech helps you to understand the laws and how they’ve evolved, in order to help you better make decisions and protect yourself. Couple that with A Guide to Rational Decision Making so you can understand how to “think like an economist” in both financial and personal...
  3. (Set)  Financial Literacy & Thinking like an Economist Set

    (Set) Financial Literacy & Thinking like an Economist

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  4. (Set) Unexpected Economics & Thinking Like an Economist  Set

    (Set) Unexpected Economics & Thinking Like an Economist

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  5. (Set) Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making & Why Economies Rise or Fall  Set

    (Set) Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making & Why Economies Rise or Fall

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Learn how to think and act like an expert economist with these two masterful courses delivered by some of the best professors in the field. In Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making, award-winning Professor Randall Bartlett shows you how to wield the everyday tools economists use to help you make wise economic decisions. And in Why Economies Rise or Fall, Professor Peter Rodriguez of the...
  6. (Set) Thinking Like an Economist & Economics, 3rd Edition Set

    (Set) Thinking Like an Economist & Economics, 3rd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
    Become a smarter, savvier economic thinker with this two-course set delivered by a pair of engaging and expert economists. In Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making, you'll learn how to wield the tools economists use to help you make the wisest choices in a range of economic situations. And in Economics, 3rd Edition, you'll get a comprehensive survey of economic topics, including interest...
  7. (Set) Mastering Financial Literacy Set

    (Set) Mastering Financial Literacy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,024.80 Starting at $1,024.80 $1,204.80 $1,024.80$1,204.80
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Understanding Investments; Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making; Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know; and Economics, 3rd Edition in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special offer is the perfect way to get a more sophisticated understanding of...
  8. (Set) Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics & Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making  Set

    (Set) Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics & Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $219.90 $219.90$219.90

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  9. (Set) Cybersecurity & Thinking Like an Economist Set

    (Set) Cybersecurity & Thinking Like an Economist

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $419.90 $369.90$419.90
    The internet has brought us a new age, connecting systems, places, and people. With it comes invisible threats such as digital espionage, viruses, and hackers, which have a global impact. Find out what you can do to protect yourself with Thinking about Cybersecurity. Then enhance your critical thinking skills to make intelligent decisions and stay safe in all areas of life, with A Guide to Rational Decision Making.
  10. (Set)  China, India, and the United States & Thinking like an Set

    (Set) China, India, and the United States & Thinking like an

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $159.90 Starting at $159.90 $159.90 $159.90$159.90

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  11. (Set) Understanding Investments & Thinking like an Economist Set

    (Set) Understanding Investments & Thinking like an Economist

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Learn how to think and act like an expert economist with these two masterful courses delivered by two of the best professors in the field. In Understanding Investments, Professor Connel Fullenkamp helps you conquer your fears about investing and gives you the knowledge to invest with skill and confidence to attain your financial goals. And in Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making,...
  12. (Set) Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide & Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making  Set

    (Set) Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide & Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Improve your decision-making skills for your financial and personal life when you combine Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide and Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making.
  13. (Set) Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making & Thinking about Capitalism  Set

    (Set) Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making & Thinking about Capitalism

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Learn new, economics-centered ways to think about decision making and capitalism with this two-course set. First, find out why "thinking like an economist" can give you newfound confidence in a range of financial and personal situations with Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making. Then, gain fresh insights into capitalism's history, its proponents and opponents, and its startling impact on...
  14. (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!! Set

    (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!!

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $799.80 Starting at $799.80 $799.80 $799.80$799.80
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get The Secrets of Mental Math; Black Holes Explained; Origins of Great Ancient Civilization; and Thinking Like an Economist in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special offer is the perfect way to sample some of the fascinating subjects, engaging professors, and profound insights you can...
  15. (Set)  The Philosopher's Toolkit & Thinking Like an Economist Set

    (Set) The Philosopher's Toolkit & Thinking Like an Economist

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  16. (Set) Prime Thinking Skills  Set

    (Set) Prime Thinking Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,779.60 Starting at $1,779.60 $2,104.60 $1,779.60$2,104.60
    In today's 21st-century marketplace, it pays to be an effective critical thinker; to have the specific knowledge and skills necessary for success in both the workplace and at home. With these Great Courses, you'll find information and strategies aimed at transforming you into a prime thinker. Make smarter, savvier decisions. Hone your reading and interpretation skills. Tap into the secret knowledge of how experts...
  17. (Set)  Thinking like an Economist & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Thinking like an Economist & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
  18. (Set)  Advanced Investments & Thinking Like an Economist Set

    (Set) Advanced Investments & Thinking Like an Economist

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
  19. (Set)  Money and Banking & Thinking like an Economist Set

    (Set) Money and Banking & Thinking like an Economist

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
  20. (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond & Thinking like an Economist  Set

    (Set) Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond & Thinking like an Economist

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90