After the Crisis
Reviewer: David Smith, Economics Editor, Sunday Times
Andrew Sentance rightly identifies a number of key lessons for policymakers today as they seek to deliver a balanced and sustainable growth path going forward.
How the Merchants of Venice created Modern Finance
Reviewer: Rosemary Connell
Describes the history of accounting and double-entry bookkeeping from Mesopotamia to the Renaissance to modern finance and explains how a system developed that could work across all trades and nations.
Investing for Prosperity
A Manifesto for Growth
Reviewer: Vicky Pryce
What institutions and policies are needed to sustain UK economic growth in the dynamic world economy of the twenty-first century?
A brief but affectionate history
Reviewer: Bill Allen
Looks at the history of the complex Gross Domestic Product statistic, from its precursors to its use today, giving insight into what it measures, how it has changed, and what its strengths and weaknesses are.
The New Tycoons
Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry that Owns Everything
Reviewer: Nooman Haque
Taking readers behind the scenes of private equity firms and into the secret worlds of founders Henry Kravis, Steve Schwarzman and others, this revealing book examines one of the most important trillion-dollar corners of the global economy that has transformed the industry.
Affluence & Influence
Reviewer: David Fell, Director, Brook Lyndhurst
Given the manifest political, social and environmental difficulties with which the world is now grappling, in large part as a result of the failure of a very particular economic ideology, Robinson's entreaty is surely now more important than ever.
The Price of Inequality
Reviewer: Mark Cleary, Consultant Economist, Kinetic Economics
There is something rotten in the state of Denmark, or as Joseph Stiglitz puts it, America. Stiglitz tells us that 20% of Americans own 85% of America's wealth. This is, as he points out, not a happy state of affairs.
Five Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity
Reviewer: Stephen Hannah, Lecturer in Economics, NYU in London
This is a pre-election, pro-Republican polemic with a glowing recommendation from Congressman Ryan. So you should not be surprised by the content and its tone. However, you may well be disappointed, even saddened, by the argument.
The Retreat from Classical Liberalism
Reviewer: Dame Kate Barker
Lost Causes is Professsor Lal's collected thoughts on the state of the United Kingdom today, taken from pamphlets compiled for various UK think tanks from the late 1980s.
Good Strategy; Bad Strategy
The Difference and why it Matters
Reviewer: Rebecca Harding
Even though everyone is talking about it, there is no concept in business today more muddled than 'strategy'. Richard Rumelt, described by McKinsey Quarterly as 'a giant in the field of strategy' and 'strategy's strategist', tackles this problem head-on in a jargon-free explanation of how to develop and take action on strategy, in business, politics and beyond