What to read in 2013, part 1

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 

by Michael Pettis, an outstanding book. Others that look enticing are
by W. Bernard Carlson; 
by Jeremy Adelman; and 
by Benn Steil.

[amazon_image id=”0691158681″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict, and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy[/amazon_image]

Yale University Press will be bringing out Stephen King’s

; and at the same time (May) Timothy Beardson’s
. Sounds like they need to be read as a pair. I also like the look of Emma Griffin’s

[amazon_image id=”0300190522″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence[/amazon_image]

Oxford University Press has forthcoming books looking at a couple of very important issues, global governance and corporate governance. 

by Ian Goldin; and 
by Colin Mayer.

[amazon_image id=”0199693900″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing, and what we can do about it[/amazon_image]

At Cambridge University Press, the range of titles includes quite a few that intrigue me: 

by William Milberg and Deborah Winkler;
by Paul Frijters and Gigi Foster; and 
by Michael A. Santoro and Ronald J. Strauss are among them.

[amazon_image id=”1107678943″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]An Economic Theory of Greed, Love, Groups, and Networks[/amazon_image]

In the spring, the University of Chicago Press is bringing out a new book by the excellent science writer Philip Ball,

. I’m very interested in 
by Robert Fogel; and somewhat interested in both 
by Gail Radford; and 
by Michael D. Bordo.

[amazon_image id=”0226256618″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics (National Bureau of Economic Research Series on Long-Term Factors in Economic Development)[/amazon_image]

Out any time now from MIT Press is
, edited by Robert Cull, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Jonathan Morduch. Given the interest economists have in robots at present, maybe we should all read 
by roboticist Illah Reza Nourbakhsh. I like the look of 
by David E Nye and James Heckman’s 
– Heckman being one of the first economists to identify the importance of early years upbringing and education for both private and social outcomes.
[amazon_image id=”0262018713″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]America’s Assembly Line[/amazon_image]
Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list of either academic publishers or their titles, and other suggestions will be welcome. I’ll report on what’s in the catalogues of some of the general publishers another time.

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  2. The banks caused the financial crisis, which caused the present economic crisis. The economic crisis has been forced on us by banks refusing credit to good business, diverting the funds of Nations to anywhere but the Real Economy.

    How many books do you need to read to understand that?

    Do any of them have solutions?

    The most radical, and a simple stroke of genius, is to dynamically link bank corporation tax and banker’s top-rate income tax to the level of unemployment. As jobless level rises, so does bankers income tax, and the banks are charged the cost of unemployment benefits; a two-pronged feedback mechanism in other words.
    It then becomes in the banks and bankers best interests to grow the real economy – end of economic crisis.
    Right now banks and bankers have zero to negative interest in the real economy.

    I’ve not heard anyone give any intelligent reason as to why this will not work.

    Have a look at my website: BailoutSwindle.com.

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