The Voltage Effect
How to make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale
Reviewer: Ian Bright
Why do some ideas make it big while others fail to take off? According to award-winning behavioural economist John List, the answer comes down to a single question: Can the idea scale?
If Then: How One Data Company Invented The Future
Reviewer: Robert Baker
Here Robert Baker reviews this book alongside "Kochland. The secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America", by Christopher Leonard, 2020, Simon & Schuster UK.
The secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America
Reviewer: Robert Baker
Here Robert Baker reviews this book "If Then: How One Data Company Invented The Future", by Jill Lepore.
The Future of Money
How the Digital Revolution is Transforming Currencies and Finance
Reviewer: Carlo Cocuzzo, Digital Finance Specialist, Italy
Reviewer: Ian Bright, Consultant
We think we’ve seen financial innovation. We bank from laptops and buy coffee with the wave of a phone. But these are minor miracles compared with the dizzying experiments now underway around the globe, as businesses and governments alike embrace the possibilities of new financial technologies. As Eswar Prasad explains, the world of finance is at the threshold of major disruption that will affect corporations, bankers, states, and indeed all of us.
Cogs and Monsters
what economics is, and what it should be
Reviewer: Matt Whittaker, CEO, Pro Bono Economics
Digital technology, big data, big tech, machine learning, and AI are revolutionizing both the tools of economics and the phenomena it seeks to measure, understand, and shape. In Cogs and Monsters, Diane Coyle explores the enormous problems—but also opportunities—facing economics today if it is to respond effectively to these dizzying changes and help policymakers solve the world’s crises, from pandemic recovery and inequality to slow growth and the climate emergency.
The Spirit of Green
the economics of collisions and contagions in a crowded world
Reviewer: Keith Wade, Chief Economist, Schroders
The Spirit of Green by Nobel laureate William Nordhaus offers a primer on the economics of the environment and some key steps to limit global warming.
Adapting to Climate Change
Markets and the Management of an Uncertain Future
Reviewer: Kevin Gardiner, Rothschild & Co/Cardiff Region Econ Growth Partnership
This book considers how individual economic choices in response to climate change will transform the larger economy.
The Magic Money Tree
and Other Economic Tales
Reviewer: Bridget Rosewell
Lorenzo Forni examines the tension between economics and politics and considers why so many mistakes in economic policy-making are made for political reasons.
Where Credit Is Due
How Africa’s Debt Can Be A Benefit, Not A Burden
Reviewer: Lavan Mahadeva
Gregory Smith guides us expertly through the travails and successes in forty years of Sub-Saharan Africa’s debt and warns that we may still see a rerun of the 1980s borrowing boom that ended in a two-decade-long debt crisis.
Two Hundred Years of Muddling Through
The surprising story of Britain’s economy from boom to bust and back again
Reviewer: Rosemary Connell
Two Hundred Years of Muddling Through tells the story of how Britain's economy and politics have interacted with each other from the time of the Industrial Revolution right up to the pandemic of 2020.