More to read

It’s always a pleasure to get the new season’s catalogues from the publishers, albeit alarming to be getting Autumn listings before there has been much summer, and is it really the end of May already? First off the block, or rather through my letterbox, is the one from Princeton University Press. Up front is a book that will thrill Dave Birch: [amazon_link id=”0691172137″ target=”_blank” ]The Curse of Cash[/amazon_link] by Ken Rogoff. “The world is drowning in cash – and it is making us poorer and less safe,” starts the blurb. Eminent economists are finally coming round to Dave’s views.

[amazon_image id=”0691172137″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Curse of Cash[/amazon_image]

Many other enticing titles listed. Philipp Ther’s [amazon_link id=”0691167370″ target=”_blank” ]Europe Since 1989[/amazon_link]. [amazon_link id=”069116603X” target=”_blank” ]The Nobel Factor[/amazon_link] by Avner Offer and Gabriel Soderberg (how the creation of the prize in 1969 changed economics). [amazon_link id=”0691172927″ target=”_blank” ]The Euro and the Battle of Ideas[/amazon_link] by Marcus Brunnermeier, Harold James and Jean-Pierre Landau. [amazon_link id=”0691170711″ target=”_blank” ]The Power of Networks[/amazon_link] by Christopher Brinton and Mung Chiang. [amazon_link id=”0691165106″ target=”_blank” ]The Age of Risk[/amazon_link] by Emily Nacol. There’s a textbook I read in proof, Ethan Bueno de Mesquita’s [amazon_link id=”0691168741″ target=”_blank” ]Political Economy for Public Policy[/amazon_link], a terrific synthesis of welfare economics and political economy considerations. All these and more. From just one publisher. And I made the mistake of going into a bookshop with a spare half hour yesterday.

[amazon_image id=”0691167370″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Europe since 1989: A History[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”069116603X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Nobel Factor: The Prize in Economics, Social Democracy, and the Market Turn[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0691172927″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Euro and the Battle of Ideas[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0691170711″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Power of Networks: Six Principles That Connect Our Lives[/amazon_image]

I was also intrigued by [amazon_link id=”0691167664″ target=”_blank” ]The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs[/amazon_link] by Gregory Paul. A field guide: do dinosaurs really roam New Jersey?

[amazon_image id=”0691167664″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)[/amazon_image]

Update: how could I have missed on a first read through a new book by Joel Mokyr, [amazon_link id=”0691168881″ target=”_blank” ]A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy[/amazon_link]. A must-read for me.

[amazon_image id=”0691168881″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy[/amazon_image]

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  2. Quick correction – the Nobel book is by Avner Offer, the Oxford historian, not Avner Greif, the Stanford “theoretical” historian. And of course the Mokyr book is worth waiting for!

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