Because we all need more books to read…

Friday evening is a time for settling on the sofa with the magazines and catalogues that have arrived during the week, and last night it was the next season’s catalogue for Harvard University Press. There are some terrific upcoming offerings. Top of my list will be Richard Baldwin’s The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization. His papers on the successive ‘unbundlings’ in production driving global trade are wonderful.

The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization

Plenty of others look enticing too. Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent by Brooke Harrington – a study of the professional advisers who make global inequality possible. The Market as God by Harvey Cox looks intriguing, theology meets economics. Once Within Borders: Territories of Power, Wealth and Belonging Since 1500 by Charles S Maier – “territorial boundaries transform geography into history,” says the blurb. China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay by Minxin Pei will be a must-read for China-watchers. Also interesting-looking is Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China by Julian Gewirtz.

Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent The Market as God Once Within Borders: Territories of Power, Wealth, and Belonging Since 1500 China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China

VIrtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy by Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice Stucke will be one for competition policy and IO folks. So too a recent title, Antitrust Law in the New Economy: Google, Yelp, LIBOR, and the Control of Information by Mark Patterson.

Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy Antitrust Law in the New Economy: Google, Yelp, Libor, and the Control of Information

One for all newshounds, Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism by James Hamilton. And for all Camus fans, I spotted the backlist title A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning by Robert Zaretsky.

Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning

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