Four books on thinking outside the box: How did the definition of inequality change over the years? The importance of women economists in policymaking; A bold suggestion on how to achieve a sustainable economy; What were the political responses to exogenous supply shocks?
We have selected three books that provide an incisive look at the unequal effects of globalization, at the efficiency of macroprudential policies so far, and at what happens when few institutions exert outsized influence over the politics and economy of a nation. The fourth book is a collection of Becker’s unpublished writings.
The four books we have selected for this month address interesting questions: How did economic crashes affect globalization? What are the realistic paths to sustainability? Why the concept of scarcity is historically novel? How does it feel to be a pioneer in economics?