Diary of the euro crisis in Cyprus:
Lessons for bank recovery and resolution
Reviewer: William Allen, NIESR
This book tells the story of the euro crisis in Cyprus from the inside. Written by the former Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus, Panicos Demetriades, who was in office during this turbulent period, this book shows how the crisis unravelled through a series of key events that occurred during his tenure.
Productivity and Bonus Culture
Reviewer: Dame Kate Barker
Living standards in the UK and US are in danger of falling. A decline in growth due to poor productivity and an unfavourable change in demography has weakened the stand of liberal democracy, and voter dissatisfaction is encouraging populist policies that threaten even worse outcomes. Whilst living standards once grew faster than productivity they now grow more slowly, and the working population is no longer growing faster than the population as a whole. To avoid falling living standards the productivity problem must be addressed.
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.
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.
Money and Government
A Challenge to Mainstream Economics
Reviewer: Kevin Gardiner
The dominant view in economics is that money and government should play only a minor role in economic life. Money, it is claimed, is nothing more than a medium of exchange; and economic outcomes are best left to the 'invisible hand' of the market. The view taken in this important new book is that the omnipresence of uncertainty make money and government essential features of any market economy.