I’ve spent a few days at a high-powered conference, and it’s always interesting to know what the members of the economic elite are reading, or citing. It was an intriguing mix at this one. As ever these days, everyone had read Reinhardt and Rogoff’s This Time is Different. If you haven’t yet done so, now is the time.
Other titles referred to were: The Pinch by David Willetts, A Theory of Justice by John Rawls, On What Matters by Derek Parfitt, Adair Turner’s forthcoming Economics After the Crisis, Voltaire’s Candide and The Geography of Though: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently and Why by Richard Nesbitt.
I’ve only read about half of these. There’s nothing like being in a room full of very smart people to keep you from resting on your intellectual laurels. Back to my reading….
Economics After the Crisis: Objectives and Means (Lionel Robbins Lectures)