The Great Crashes
Lessons from Global Meltdowns and How to Prevent Them
Reviewer: Bridget Rosewell
Since the Wall Street Crash in 1929, financial meltdowns have repeatedly sent shockwaves through our world. From the currency crises of the 1980s and 1990s, to Japan's housing crash, the dot com boom and bust, the global financial meltdown, the euro crisis and the COVID pandemic, The Great Crashes tells the stories of ten of these historic events.
Covid, Brexit and the Anglosphere
Frameworks for Future Trade and Economic Growth
Reviewer: Vicky Pryce
Using historical examples to demonstrate how complex forces interplay into virtuous or vicious cycles of cumulative causation, Simmons and Culkin suggest alternative trade approaches to drive economic growth.
The Fiscal Theory of the Price Level
Reviewer: Melissa Davies, Redburn
John Cochrane aims to make fiscal theory useful as a conceptual framework and modeling tool, and for analyzing history and policy.
Scarcity: A History from the Origins of Capitalism to the Climate Crisis
Reviewer: Kevin Gardiner, Rothschild & Co/Cardiff Capital Region Econ Growth Partnership
A sweeping intellectual history of the concept of economic scarcity―its development across five hundred years of European thought and its decisive role in fostering the climate crisis.
How Economics Can Save the World
Simple Ideas to Solve Our Biggest Problems
Reviewer: Lavan Mahadeva
With a healthy dose of optimism, and packed with stories of economics in everyday situations, Erik Angner demonstrates the methods he and his fellow economists use to help improve our lives and the society in which we live.
How Demographics Affect and Influence Every Aspect of Economics, Finance and Policy
Reviewer: William A Allen, NIESR
In Demographics Unravelled, renowned Macro-Demographics expert Amlan Roy delivers an insightful and timely exploration of the impact that "people characteristics" have on national economies.
Power and Progress
Our Thousand Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity
Reviewer: Leath Al Obaidi, British Business Bank
Power and Progress demonstrates that the path of technology was once - and can again be - brought under control.
The Power of Money
How Governments and Banks Create Money and Help Us All Prosper
Reviewer: Ian Bright
In The Power of Money, economist Paul Sheard distills what money is, how it comes into existence, and how it interacts with the real economy.
Empire of Pain
The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Reviewer: Bridget Rosewell
The Tyranny of Nostalgia
Half a Century of British Economic Decline
Reviewer: Ian Harwood
This book describes and interprets the economic and political history of the past half a century, examining the challenges confronted by successive governments and their chancellors, the policies employed for good or ill, and – running through it all – the desperate search for a panacea that could arrest the nation’s relative decline and return the country to its supposed former glories.