The Financial Times Business Book of the Year longlist has just been published, and most of the titles sit in my two favourite categories: economics and technology. Even better, I’ve read five of the books already, and they are all excellent candidates, although I have my preferences. If I had to pick from these, I’d be torn between Lo and Tirole. But there are lots on the longlist still to read… quite a few of these are very tempting.
Here are the shortlisted books I’ve reviewed on this blog.
The Great Leveler by Walter Scheidel (I don’t seem to have written a review of it, though I cite it here)
The other title I’ve read, having had the privilege of helping prepare the English edition, is
Economics for the Common Good by Jean Tirole; out in October, with superb insight into using economics in public policy, and also into the strengths and limits of economic research