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New and noteworthy books in economics (September)

Four important books for this month: Brunnermeier on resilience, Tooze on COVID, Eichengreen et al. on debt and Prassad on the end of cash.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (August)

For this month we have picked four books: on how inequality revives political conditions we thought we had moved beyond;  on the internationalization of renminbi; and finally two books on central banks during times of crisis.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (July)

For this month we have selected: a wonderful memoir by Amartya Sen; a book on the social cost of academic insularity;  and two historical accounts one of the 2008 financial crisis and another of the European integration.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (June)

This month’s choices include: a Keynes biography from a unique angle; a book on “superstar” firms and their impact on prices; a granular look at how to fight climate change; and a book on healthy green growth, the alternative to pro-growth and de-growth.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (May)

Four books which prompt us to think “outside the box” about the digital society, climate change, the pandemic and economic science.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (April)

For  this month we picked two books on AI- how humans judge machines, what are the social and political ramifications of AI. And two books on the way forward – a new social contract or more creative destruction?

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New and noteworthy books in economics (March)

For March we have picked two special books on cryptoassets and distributed ledgers;  one on macroeconomic models and financial frictions and Mark Carney’s book.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (February)

This month’s selection: Blanchard and Rodrik look at inequality; Mazzucato wants to reform capitalism; but McCloskey argues in favor of “economic liberty”; and Börsch-Supan and  Coile wonder why late-life employment has risen.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (January)

For this month we have selected four truly notable books: on the green economy, heterodox economics, the economics of European integration and Thorstein  Veblen.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (December)

Our selection for this month includes an e-book on the shareholder-stakeholder debate, two books on stability and disorder in banking, and a book that explains how China became a leader in fintech.

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