More books in spring 2022 – University of Chicago Press

Quite a few enticing looking books out from U of Chicago Press in the first half of 2022, although mainly collections. I have to start with one featuring my colleague and co-author Anna Alexandrova, and a group of other researchers, Limits of the Numerical: The Abuses and Uses of Quantification.

Two titles that speak to my own interests are Innovation and Public Policy by Austan Goolsbee and Benjamin Jones, a collection The Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Economic Growth, and another new NBER volume of essays, Big Data for 21st Century Economic Statistics.

The ever-prolific Deirdre McCloskey has another new book, Beyond Positivism, Behavioralism and Neoinstitutionalism in Economics – her style is an acquired taste but I always find her interesting. There’s a new biography, Hayek, by Bruce Caldwell and Hansjoerg Klausinger.

For more macro interestst, there’s Leveraged: The New Economics of Debt and Financial Fragility by Mauritz Schularick.

Finally, I’d highlight A Political Economy of Justice, another collection of essays with contributors including Danielle Allen and Rebecca Henderson.