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New and noteworthy books in economics (September)

For September, we have selected four books on “how did we get here,” from a historical and ideological point of view.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (August)

For this month we have selected two books with big ideas on how to modify the Eurozone’s economic governance and how to create a just political economy in the U.S.  A new book on the harm economists can inflict and another on our “fragile future.”

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New and noteworthy books in economics (July)

What went wrong with women in economics? Are we trusting numbers too much? Governments or markets are best suited to manage long-term uncertainty? And finally, a short Piketty book!

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New and noteworthy books in economics (June)

Does financial regulation encourage risk taking? Why progress toward racial equity in the US is far from steady; What are the problems of sovereignty and democracy posed by international institutions; An insider’s view on UK policymaking…some great reading for this month!

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New and noteworthy books in economics (May)

Two books on:  the 21st century monetary policy by Bernanke and the 21st century political and economic disorder by Helen Thompson.  The other two books are on irrationality: the US-China standoff and the puzzling human behavior.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (April)

We have selected four books full of advice: How to think about inequality from a completely different perspective; how to choose policies that increase productivity in the EU; how to run financial stress tests and how to fix the intangible economy.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (March)

We have selected three books which shed a provocative light on markets, innovation and the transition from an economy based on physical capital to one based on intangibles. The fourth book is a fascinating memoir by Amartya Sen.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (February)

For this month the four selected books are on: how central bankers think about their task; how to achieve inclusive growth; the flaws in previous efforts to combat climate change; and on the different narratives of globalization.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (January)

Four books that highlight original thinking on the risks from natural disasters, the future of work, the digital economy and sovereign default.

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New and noteworthy books in economics (November)

Three of our book selections for this month show the importance of thinking outside the box: on economic science, the future of eurozone, and the current politico/economic debate. The fourth book is a biography of a man who only thought outside the box.

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