A quick browse through some of the publishers’ catalogues reveals plenty of enticing new books due out this winter and spring. I’ll start with a selection from some of the university presses.
From my own publisher Princeton University Press, a lot of economics and finance titles coming out. One I’ve read in proof and will be reviewing is The Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict, and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy by Michael Pettis, an outstanding book. Others that look enticing are Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson; Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman by Jeremy Adelman; and The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order by Benn Steil.
Yale University Press will be bringing out Stephen King’s When The Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence; and at the same time (May) Timothy Beardson’s Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China’s Future. Sounds like they need to be read as a pair. I also like the look of Emma Griffin’s Liberty’s Dawn: A People’s History of the Industrial Revolution.
Oxford University Press has forthcoming books looking at a couple of very important issues, global governance and corporate governance. There’s Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing, and what we can do about it by Ian Goldin; and Firm Commitment Why the corporation is failing us and how to restore trust in it by Colin Mayer.
At Cambridge University Press, the range of titles includes quite a few that intrigue me: Outsourcing Economics: Global Value Chains in Capitalist Development by William Milberg and Deborah Winkler; An Economic Theory of Greed, Love, Groups and Networks by Paul Frijters and Gigi Foster; and Wall Street Values: Business Ethics and the Global Financial Crisis by Michael A. Santoro and Ronald J. Strauss are among them.
In the spring, the University of Chicago Press is bringing out a new book by the excellent science writer Philip Ball, Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything. I’m very interested in Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics by Robert Fogel; and somewhat interested in both The Rise of the Public Authority: Statebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth-Century America by Gail Radford; and The Great Inflation: The Rebirth of Modern Central Banking by Michael D. Bordo.