Books to look forward to in 2016 – part 1

Naturally, everybody has made a New Year’s Resolution to read more economics books. Here are some forthcoming highlights. I’m starting with the university presses, and as ever favouritism as well as its excellent economics list means Princeton University Press kicks us off.

The PUP Spring 2016 catalogue highlights William Goetzmann’s

;
by Robert Frank;
by Peter Lindert and Jeffrey Williamson;
by Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage. There’s also a fantastic list outside economics. I most want to read Frans De Waal’s
.

[amazon_image id=”B017MVYMSA” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible[/amazon_image]  [amazon_image id=”B017I2M8ZC” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0691170495″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality Since 1700 (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World)[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0691165459″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0691169160″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved (Princeton Science Library)[/amazon_image]

Over at Yale University Press, there’s James Galbraith’s

;
by Sam Bowles; the paperback of
by Dieter Helm; and
it by Stephen Davis, Jon Lukomnik and David Pitt-Watson.

[amazon_image id=”0300220448″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0300163800″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives are No Substitute for Good Citizens (Castle Lectures Series)[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0300210981″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0300194412″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]What They Do with Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us, and How to Fix it[/amazon_image]

 Oxford University Press has just released Deborah Brautigam’s

Coming soon are:
by Alan Bollard;
by James Cortada (going to have to read that one!);
by Yu Zhou, William Lazonick, Yifei Sun; and
by Anwar Shaikh. There’s also Calestous Juma’s Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies – not yet on Amazon but trailed on Twitter.

[amazon_image id=”B0146Y9TNE” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Will Africa Feed China?[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”B019GXM8V0″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]A Few Hares to Chase: The Economic Life and Times of Bill Phillips[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0190460679″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”019875356X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]China as an Innovation Nation[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0199390630″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises[/amazon_image]

 Cambridge University Press has fewer titles aimed at non-specialists. One that caught my eye was

by Johan Lybeck. For growth folks, 
edited by Arena and Porter looks a possibility.

[amazon_image id=”1107106850″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Future of Financial Regulation: Who Should Pay for the Failure of American and European Banks?[/amazon_image]  [amazon_image id=”1316503895″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Structural Dynamics and Economic Growth[/amazon_image]

MIT Press has a promising-looking catalogue. On macro, there’s what will be a must-read,

, by Blanchard, Rajan, Rogoff and Summers. Also coming soon are
by George Yip and Bruce McKern, and
by Joshua Gans. There’s a couple of interesting-looking edited volumes,
; and
. By Hal Scott there is
.

[amazon_image id=”026203462X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Progress and Confusion: The State of Macroeconomic Policy[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0262034581″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]China’s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0262034379″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0262034484″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Disruption Dilemma[/amazon_image]

I will have to read

by Philippe Lepenies from Columbia University Press. Other titles this spring include
by Heinz Kurz;
by David Orrell and Roman Chlupaty; and I
by Yefei Lu.

[amazon_image id=”0231175108″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Power of a Single Number: A Political History of GDP[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0231172583″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Economic Thought: A Brief History[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0231173725″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Evolution of Money[/amazon_image]

Forthcoming from Harvard University Press are

by Rowena Olegario; Finding Time: The Economics of Work Life Conflict by Heather Boushey;
by Chloe Taft;
by Elisabeth Hinton;
by Brank Milanovic;
by Jens Beckert;
by Brett Christophers; and
by Tyler Beck Goodspeed. Lots of enticement here.

[amazon_image id=”0674051149″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Engine of Enterprise: Credit in America[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0674660498″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]From Steel to Slots: Casino Capitalism in the Postindustrial City[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0674737237″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0674504917″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Great Leveler: Capitalism and Competition in the Court of Law[/amazon_image]

[amazon_image id=”067473713X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0674088824″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Imagined Futures: Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0674088883″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Legislating Instability: Adam Smith, Free Banking, and the Financial Crisis of 1772[/amazon_image]

Inevitably, this is only a partial list. If any publishers particularly want to flag up something I’ve omitted to readers of this blog please let me know – I’m happy to update this post, and one covering other publishers’ forthcoming titles will follow.

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8 thoughts on “Books to look forward to in 2016 – part 1

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  2. Ms Coyle
    Thanks for the update, although with 300+ books on my Amazon wishlist already you are not doing me any favours! as long as I can retire on time and live to be 120 I should get through them; always assuming they don’t publish any more.

  3. Diane, You should definitely be reading and reviewing the new book by Scott Sumner, “The Midas Paradox,” one of the most important books ever published on the Great Depression. Scott is one of the leaders of the group of thinkers known as “Market Monetarists,” whose views on monetary policy and advocacy of central banks targeting Nominal GDP is gaining adherents steadily.

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