The Greatest Show on Earth
Reviewer: Ian Harwood
As the Chinese economy has become an ever larger and more integral part of the global economy, so too has China-watching become an increasingly active pursuit.
The End of the Great Acceleration‑and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives
Reviewer: Vicky Pryce, Board Member, CEBR
The end of our high-growth world was underway well before COVID-19 arrived. In this powerful and timely argument, Danny Dorling demonstrates the benefits of a larger, ongoing societal slowdown.
The Long Good Buy:
Analysing Cycles in Markets
Reviewer: Lavan Mahadeva
The Long Good Buy is an excellent introduction to understanding the cycles, trends and crises in financial markets over the past 100 years.
Reviewer: Dame Kate Barker, British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme
Productivity Perspectives offers a timely and stimulating social science view on the productivity debate, drawing on the work of the ESRC funded Productivity Insights Network. The book examines the drivers and inhibitors of UK productivity growth in the light of international evidence, and the resulting dramatic slowdown and flatlining of productivity growth in the UK.
The Deficit Myth:
Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy
Reviewer: Melissa Davies
The Deficit Myth, by Stephanie Kelton, is a wonderful introduction to the ‘through-the-looking-glass’ economics of Modern Monetary Theory – the increasingly fashionable challenger to the orthodox thinking that has dominated macro policy-making since the taming of the Great Inflation
The Economics of Belonging:
A Radical Plan to Win Back the Left Behind and Achieve Prosperity
Reviewer: Matt Whittaker
A radical new approach to economic policy that addresses the symptoms and causes of inequality in Western society today Fueled by populism and the frustrations of the disenfranchised, the past few years have witnessed the widespread rejection of the economic and political order that Western countries built up after 1945. Political debates have turned into violent clashes between those who want to "take their country back" and those viewed as defending an elitist, broken, and unpatriotic social contract.
China, America and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System
Reviewer: Rebecca Harding
China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 was heralded as historic, and for good reason: the world's most populous nation was joining the rule-based system that has governed international commerce since World War II. But the full ramifications of that event are only now becoming apparent, as the Chinese economic juggernaut has evolved in unanticipated and profoundly troublesome ways.
Bit by Bit
Social Research in the Digital Age
Reviewer: Ian Bright
An innovative and accessible guide to doing social research in the digital age In just the past several years, we have witnessed the birth and rapid spread of social media, mobile phones, and numerous other digital marvels. In addition to changing how we live, these tools enable us to collect and process data about human behavior on a scale never before imaginable, offering entirely new approaches to core questions about social behaviour.
What's Wrong With Economics?
A Primer for the Perplexed
Reviewer: Bridget Rosewell, Senior Advisor, Volterra Partners
A passionate and informed critique of mainstream economics from one of the leading economic thinkers of our time.
Money in the Great Recession:
Did a Crash in Money Growth Cause the Global Slump?
Reviewer: Christine Shields
No issue is more fundamental in contemporary macroeconomics than identifying the causes of the recent Great Recession. The standard view is that the banks were to blame because they took on too much risk, 'went bust' and had to be bailed out by governments.