Crashed: how a Decade of Financial Crisis changed the World
Reviewer: Ian Harwood
Crashed is a brilliantly original and assured analysis of what happened and how we were rescued from something even worse - but at a price which continues to undermine democracy across Europe and the United States.
People, Power and Profits:
Progressive Capitalism for an age of Discontent
Reviewer: Rosemary Connell
From Nobel Prize-winning economist and bestselling author Joseph Stiglitz, this account of the dangers of free market fundamentalism reveals what has gone so wrong, but also shows us a way out.
Inequalities in the UK:
New Discourses, Evolutions and Actions
Reviewer: Kevin Gardiner, member, Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Growth Partnership
The Bank of England and the Government Debt:
Operations in the Gilt‑Edged Market, 1928‑1972
Reviewer: John Shepperd, previously Economist, Mullens & Co
Drawing heavily on archival research, William A. Allen sheds light on little-known aspects of central-banking and monetary policy.
Currency, Credit and Crisis:
Central Banking in Ireland and Europe
Reviewer: William A Allen, NIESR
Drawing on his experiences as Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland and in research and policy work at the World Bank, Patrick Honohan offers a detailed analytical narrative of the origins of the crisis and of policy makers' conduct during its most fraught moments.
Are Chief Executives Overpaid?
Reviewer: Dame Kate Barker, Chairman, British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme
In this hard-hitting book, Deborah Hargreaves explains why pay for the top 0.1% has sky-rocketed in the past 20 years.
The Art of Statistics:
Learning from Data
Reviewer: Bridget Rosewell, Volterra Partners
In The Art of Statistics, David Spiegelhalter guides the reader through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data.
The Cost‑Benefit Revolution
Reviewer: Jonah P Adaun
Why policies should be based on careful consideration of their costs and benefits rather than on intuition, popular opinion, interest groups, and anecdotes. Opinions on government policies vary widely. Some people feel passionately about the child obesity epidemic and support government regulation of sugary drinks. Others argue that people should be able to eat and drink whatever they like. Some people are alarmed about climate change and favor aggressive government intervention. Others don't feel the need for any sort of climate regulation. In The Cost-Benefit Revolution, Cass Sunstein argues our major disagreements really involve facts, not values
Federal Central Banks
A comparison of the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank
Reviewer: James Smith, Director of Research, Resolution Foundation
Federal Central Banks is a unique study that critically examines the role and impact of central banks in federal and confederal political systems.
Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy
Reviewer: William A Allen, Visitor, National Institute of Economic & Social Research
Uncertain Futures considers how economic actors visualize the future and decide how to act in conditions of radical uncertainty. It starts from the premise that dynamic capitalist economies are characterized by relentless innovation and novelty and hence exhibit an indeterminacy that cannot be reduced to measurable risk. The organizing question then becomes how economic actors form expectations and make decisions despite the uncertainty they face.