08.14.2013 News Releases, Policy Points

“Running The Numbers” Available For Pre-Order

(August 14, 2013) — “Running the Numbers: A Practical Guide to Regional Economic and Social Analysis” now is available for pre-order in all global markets.

Written by John Quinterno, the founder and principal of South by North Strategies, Ltd., a research consultancy specializing in economic and social policy, the book will be published in December 2013 by M.E. Sharpe, Inc., an award-winning independent publisher of books and journals in the social sciences and humanities.

Through use of practical examples and a plainspoken narrative style that minimizes the use of math, Running the Numbers” demystifies data concepts, sources, and methods for public service professionals interested in understanding economic and social issues at the regional level. By blending elements of a general interest book, a textbook, and a reference book, “Running the Numbers” equips civic leaders, public administrators, urban planners, nonprofit executives, philanthropists, journalists, and graduate students in various disciplines to wield social and economic data for the benefit of their communities. 

“Running the Numbers” focuses specifically on regions and explores a wide array of topics of regional importance, such as economic output, demographics, business structure, labor markets, income, and poverty, to name but a few. To that end, the book stresses practical applications, minimizes the use of math, and employs extended, chapter-length examples that demonstrate how analytical tools can illuminate the social and economic characteristics of actual regions, primarily those in the United States. Detailed information about the book’s contents is available online.

The hardcover and paperback editions of “Running the Numbers” now are available for pre-order through mesharpe.com (all global markets), barnesandnoble.com (USA), Amazon.com (USA), and Amazon sites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Japan. Direct links to the online bookstores accepting pre-orders are available here. 

Pre-ordered copies will ship  in December consistent with the policies of the individual bookstores. 

Suggested list prices are USD $42.95  (CAD $44.91 / GBP £27.64 / EUR €34.99) for the paperback edition and USD $89.95  (CAD $94.06 / GBP £57.88 / EUR €71.99)  for the hardcover edition.

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