It has been a tough decision this year. But for the combination of reading pleasure, new things I learned from the book, and crunchiness of the argument and scholarship, I’ve opted for Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles by William Quinn and John Turner. Congratulations to them, and the prize lunch is on me next time we get to meet in person.
Needless to say, I do recommend all the books in the longlist post, all excellent in their different ways. That list could have been even longer; it’s been a good year for the kind of books that interest me. And plenty of time for reading too.