Books at a conference

This past week I attended the excellent conference of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth – 75 years old this year, founded and launched by national income luminaries such as Simon Kuznets, Richard Stone and Milton Gilbert. The papers are well worth a browse by all interested in economic measurement. It’s always interesting to hear what books are referred to at a conference, so here are all the references I picked up, dominated by economic measurement but broader in range than you might expect:

Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

How to Make the World Add Up – Tim Harford

Trust in Numbers – Theodore Porter

Unto This Last – John Ruskin

Man’s Search for Meaning – Victor Frankl

The Power of a Single Number – Philipp Lepenies

GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History – Diane Coyle

A Brief History of Equality – Thomas Piketty

The Stasi Poetry Circle – Philip Oltermann

A History of National Accounting – AndrĂ© Vanoli

Measuring Social Welfare (1997) and Productivity: Information Technology and the American Growht Resurgence (2005) – Dale Jorgenson


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