100% PP 100%25%20PP
Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
List & Earn Rs.250* extra. Available in Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad. Sell on Local Finds.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more.
See all 2 images

Between the Buyer and the Seller

4.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from
click to open popover

Product description

"Karthik Shashidhar takes us on a brisk analytical journey that is as informative as it is entertaining. From football transfer markets to fairy tale start-ups gone wrong, this is a revealing work holding important lessons for all who wish to navigate the evolving markets of today's times" - Shashi Tharoor, Politician and Author

"Karthik Shashidhar’s interesting and well-written (almost in the style of newspaper columns) collection of stimulating essays is on efficiently functioning markets, or their lack. Excellent to read, irrespective of whether you agree or disagree" - Bibek Debroy, Economist

Why is it difficult to find Feta Cheese in Bangalore, or mango pickles in Barcelona? Why are tourists encouraged to bargain? Why do startup platforms provide heavy incentives to their users? And why is it difficult to find the right date using dating apps? The answer to any of these questions rests with a mysterious entity, who quietly exists between the buyer and the seller.
In this absorbing account, quant and management consultant Karthik Shashidhar uses concepts from economics and financial markets to explore this entity's complex behaviour. From medieval bazaars to modern “two-sided marketplaces”, the book explores why markets are structured the way they are, and how they can be designed in order to ease transactions between the buyer and the seller.

Karthik Shashidhar lives in London, where he works in financial services. Between 2012 and 2017, he was an independent quant, data science and business strategy consultant. Simultaneously, he was Resident Quant at the Takshashila Institution, and an adjunct faculty at IIM Bangalore. He wrote this book while living in Barcelona in 2016.
Karthik writes a regular column for Mint where he uses data and quantitative methods to comment on issues of contemporary interest.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 279 pages
  • Publisher: Takshashila Institution (2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8193197690
  • ISBN-13: 978-8193197691
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,11,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

15 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

Showing 1-5 of 15 reviews

5 September 2017
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
9 September 2017
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
28 October 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
17 September 2017
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
10 November 2017
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?