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New and noteworthy books in economics (April)

For this month, we have selected four thought-provoking books that delve into the intricate realms of economic theory, the interplay of money and politics, the evolving landscape of digital capitalism, and a contemplative exploration of economics within the framework of a just and equitable society.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (March)

For this month we selected: two books on climate policies and the role of financial markets and political economy; a book on an evolutionary approach to understanding financial system dynamics; and the proceedings from the recent  Hoover Institute’s Monetary Policy Conference.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (February)

The four books we selected for this month put forth radical proposals: an alternative to conventional economic models, the costs of financialization in the US, the role of macroprudential regulation in generating financial cycles, and an alternative strategy to boost India’s growth.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (January)

For this month we have selected a book on a central bank’s experience with financial risk management; a book on how to change the modeling of consumer preferences; a book on current economic threats and finally a book on why Western governments have ignored inequality.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (November)

For this month we selected four books that raise the alarm on central banks’ aggressive strategies, the crises of modern economies, and the scale of the environmental problem.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (October)

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?

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New and noteworthy books in economics (September)

For this month a smorgasbord of books: a Nobelist recounts life in economics; a look at financial crises and creative destruction from a different angle; what ails India.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (August)

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.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (June)

For June we selected four books on: how is China really using its sovereign funds; inflation as a policy error through the centuries; the seeds of crashes; and how raw materials have defined our past and will define our future.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (May)

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?

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