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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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New and noteworthy books in economics (October)

For this month we have selected: Coyle on “new economics”, Goldin on women, career and family, Qian on the emerging China and Piketty on socialism.

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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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