The Locust and the Bee
Predators and Creators in Capitalism’s Future
Reviewer: Rebecca Harding, Delta Economics
Geoff Mulgan argues in this compelling, imaginative, and important book, that the economic crisis also presents a historic opportunity to choose a radically different future for capitalism, one that maximizes its creative power and minimizes its destructive force.
Globalization and Development
Why East Asia Surged Ahead and Latin America Fell Behind
Reviewer: Mina Toksoz, Emerging Market and Country Risk Consultant
Why has there has been such a pronounced divergence in the economic fortune of developing countries? Comparing the experience of East Asia and Latin America since the mid-1970s, Elson identifies the key internal factors common to each region which have allowed East Asia to take advantage of the trade, financial, and technological impact of a more globalized economy to support its development, while Latin America has not.
Nine economic policy disasters and what we can learn from them
Reviewer: James Howatt, Capital Economics
In recent years, the world has been rocked by major economic crises. In Wrong, economist Richard Grossman addresses why these came about, shining a light on the poor thinking behind nine of the worst economic policy mistakes of the past 200 years, missteps whose outcomes ranged from appalling to tragic.
The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator
Reviewer: Adrian Woods, Eurekazone
The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator" provides a welcome challenge to conventional wisdom in social entrepreneurship. It highlights the personal stories of ten social innovators from around the world.
The Dollar Trap
How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance
Reviewer: Ian Harwood, Redburn
Looks at how the American dollar came to be of central importance in the world economy, and why it will continue to be so for the foreseeable future, due to a firmly established, dollar-centric international finance system.
The Road To Recovery
How and Why Economic Policy Must Change
Reviewer: Mark Cleary, Kinetic Economics
Providing practical guidance on reducing government, household and business debt, a well-respected economist stresses the importance of revising the neoclassical consensus governing global-economic decision-making to avoid the next financial collapse.
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?
GDP: 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.