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.
Austerity: When is it a mistake and when is it necessary?
Reviewer: William Allen, NIESR
For anyone seeking answers to such questions as: "What can we learn from the UK’s economic history that is relevant to current policy?", "Is austerity ever necessary or desirable?" and "Can the harmful effects of austerity programmes be mitigated?" then this book will be welcome reading.
Rethinking Government’s Role
Reviewer: Christine Shields
Leading economists and policymakers consider what economic tools are most effective in reversing the rise in inequality.
Profit and Prejudice:
The Luddites of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Reviewer: Vicky Pryce
Profit and Prejudice takes us through the relationship between economic success and prejudice in labour markets.
Better Business Makes the Greater Good
Reviewer: Richard Bronk, https://imaginationineconomics.com/
What is business for? Day one of a business course will tell you: it is to maximise shareholder profit. This single idea pervades all our thinking and teaching about business around the world but it is fundamentally wrong, Colin Mayer argues. It has had disastrous and damaging consequences for our economies, environment, politics, and societies.
Trade Wars are Class Wars
Reviewer: Ian Bright
A provocative look at how today’s trade conflicts are caused by governments promoting the interests of elites at the expense of workers.
The Myth of Chinese Capitalism
Reviewer: Andrew Peaple
In The Myth of Chinese Capitalism, Roberts explores the reality behind today’s financially-ascendant China and pulls the curtain back on how the Chinese manufacturing machine is actually powered.
The Strange Death of Industrial England
Reviewer: Kevin Gardiner, Rothschild & Co/Cardiff Capital Region Economicn Growth Partnership
Britain was the cradle of the industrial revolution. Its manufacturing prowess sustained a unique global standing in the nineteenth century, bore it to victory in the great wars of the twentieth, was a trusty servant of its domestic needs and imperial pretensions, and an enduring source of pride. Quite suddenly, this pre-eminence has vanished. Only yesterday an industrial giant, the UK is heading for the third division.