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Zombies and Vampires and Economics (Oh My)

By Department of Economics on October 30, 2014

Michael O’Hara, Assistant Professor of Economics at Colgate University, has recently published a chapter titled “Zombies as an Invasive Species” in Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science edited by Glen Whitman and James Dow. The website for the book features a table of contents with chapter summaries, excerpts from the book, a course guide, and a blog. The Economics of the Undead was recently featured on the Freakonomics Radio podcast and has been reviewed in the Washington Post, in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (P-I), and in Publishers Weekly.

An excerpt from Professor O’Hara’s chapter is featured on the website and was recently discussed on the blog after the village of Clarendon Hills, Illinois issued zombie hunting permits in support of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. For Halloween or anytime of the year, the Economics of the Undead promises to be an enjoyable read.


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