j10183 Diane’s new book, GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History, has just been published by Princeton University Press. Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the OECD, says it is: “A must-read for those interested in the far-reaching impact of GDP on the global economy, just as we seek ways to go beyond it."

Diane's last book was The Economics of Enough. The theme of how to put sustainability - in all senses - into practice has been followed up in meetings with the OECD, the UK’s Department for Communities and the Environmental Assessment Agency of the Netherlands, among other bodies.

The soulful scienceHer previous book was The Soulful Science. As the subtitle explains, it's about what economists really do and why it matters. The book surveys key developments in economics during the past 20 years, advances which have revolutionised economists' ability to analyse society and improve policies. It was one of the business books of 2008 in The Times and featured in Les Echos and the French blogosphere.

Sex, Drugs and Economics book cover
Her previous bestseller was Sex, Drugs and Economics. It takes a fun look at the application of economics to all sorts of subjects. A revised version under a creative commons licence can be downloaded as a pdf file here.

New Wealth for Old Nations book cover
New Wealth for Old Nations, co-edited with Wendy Alexander and Brian Ashcroft, was published by Princeton University Press in May 2005.

The Weightless World book cover
Diane's first book was 'The Weightless World', published in the UK by Capstone and in the US by the MIT Press, and also translated into many other languages. Download as a 1.9MB pdf file.

It was one of the first books to look at the way the new technologies mean that economies are growing increasingly weightless, or intangible.

A list of my other main publications, talks and broadcasts is given below. I also often write magazine and newspaper columns.