Six Faces of Globalization
Who wins, Who Loses, and Why it Matters
Reviewer: William A Allen, NIESR
An essential guide to the intractable public debates about the virtues and vices of economic globalization, cutting through the complexity to reveal the fault lines that divide us and the points of agreement that might bring us together.
Time for Socialism
Dispatches from a World on Fire
Reviewer: Bridget Rosewell
As a correspondent for the French newspaper Le Monde, world-renowned economist Thomas Piketty has documented the rise and fall of Trump, the drama of Brexit, Emmanuel Macron’s ascendance to the French presidency, the unfolding of a global pandemic, and much else besides, always from the perspective of his fight for a more equitable world.
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.
Central Banking in an Era of Crisis
Reviewer: Melissa Davies, Chief Economist, Redburn
Masaaki Shirakawa, who led the bank as governor from 2008 to 2013, provides a rare insider’s account of the workings of Japanese economic and monetary policy during this period and how it challenged mainstream economic thinking.
Nudge: The Final Edition
Reviewer: Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser & Board Member, CEBR
Since the original publication of Nudge more than a decade ago, the word has entered the vocabulary of businesspeople, policy makers, engaged citizens and consumers everywhere. Now, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein have updated the book, making use of their experiences in and out of government over the past dozen years as well as an explosion of new research.
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.