Forthcoming economics books, part 2

Here are some more new economics titles to look forward to in the months ahead, this time from general trade publishers.

I’m very much looking forward to David Wolman’s The End of Money from Perseus.

End of Money

Norton is bringing us the widely trailed Keynes Hayek by Nicholas Wapshott. This sounds like another must-read, looking at the original clash and its contemporary relevance. Also from Norton, on the US economy, First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America’s Prosperity by John Taylor of Stanford University.

From Profile, we have a business biography, I Love Mondays: the autobiography of Alec Reed, written with veteran financial journalist and biographer Judi Bevan; and Africa’s Future: Darkness to Destiny by Duncan Clarke.

Wiley is publishing another business story, Twitter for Good: Change the World one Tweet at a Time, by Claire Diaz-Ortiz, with a foreword by Twitter founder Biz Stone.

Penguin’s forthcoming list is heavy on financial self-help, but his one caught my eye: The FitzPatrick Tapes: The Rise and Fall of One Man, One Bank, and One Country by Tom Lyons and Bryan Carey.  The authors, two journalists who have covered the extraordinary story of Anglo-Irish Bank throughout, have incorporated a series of formal interviews with its former chairman Sean FitzPatrick.

Little, Brown is publishing a book by FT journalist Edward Luce on American decline, Time to Start Thinking: America and the Spectre of Decline. His book on India, In Spite of the Gods, was excellent. Another US title is co-authored by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, That Used To Be Us: What went wrong with America – and how it can come back. I only occasionally agree with Andrew Simms of the New Economics Foundation but he’s always worth reading. His book Cancel The Apocalypse: Why we need to stop growing and start living is out in June.

An interesting prospect from Palgrave is the forthcoming How China Became Capitalist by Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase and Ning Wang. I can’t think what Coase’s most recent book before this was. Just out from the same publisher is The growth of Public Expenditure in the united Kingdom from 1870 to 2005 By Clive Lee, whose statistical appendix looks like a good resource.

Bloomsbury has what looks like a must-read on one key part of the Arab Spring, Cairo, My City, Our Revolution by Ahdaf Soueif.  Also of interest is The Great Disruption: How the Climate Crisis Will Transform the Global Economy by Paul Gilding;  and also a novel of the financial crisis, Other People’s Money, by Justin Cartwright, out in paperback.

Cairo: My City, Our Revolution

Finally, Constable & Robinson are publishing The Road to Wigan Pier Revisited by Stephen Armstrong, a good idea for the new austerity Britain, and for all those interested in behavioural psychology, The Self Illusion: Why There is No ‘You’ Inside Your Head by Bruce Hood, this year’s terrific Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer.

The Self Illusion: Why There is No ‘You’ Inside Your Head

This post and yesterday’s have not been at all systematic, so if any publishers I’ve omitted would like to let me know what they have in store, I’ll do a further round-up early in the New Year.


One thought on “Forthcoming economics books, part 2

  1. These look very interesting! Looking forward to reading Coase’s book in particular. One cannot get tired of reading about China!

    One thing I notice is that none of the books are yet slated for Kindle releases. Which is a pity because some of us prefer to carry our books everywhere!

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