As ever, it has been much harder to select one book from my longlist than it was to narrow it down to those ten. After mulling it over for a few days, I can announce today that the winner is Jean Tirole’s Economics for the Common Good. My review of it is here. It has been widely reviewed elsewhere – here is The Economist and the FT and Breaking Views.
The reason – apart from it being a great read about the economics profession and about the kinds of policy problem on which economics can shed real light – is that in these times of disparaging ‘experts’ and ignoring evidence, it is great to have such a distinguished economist explaining for a wide audience the importance of evidence and expertise.
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