Economics

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Herman Daly obituary
Pioneering ecological economist who foresaw the catastrophic effects of unlimited economic growth

Peter Victor

11, Nov, 2022 @6:20 PM

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Edible Economics by Ha-Joon Chang review – a different set of recipes
The Korean economist takes aim at the neoliberal order of low taxes and deregulation through the unlikely medium of food

Dan Davies

19, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Free Market: The History of an Idea by Jacob Soll review
This rich history of economic thought shows that the concept of completely unfettered trade is an extremely recent invention

Felix Martin

30, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Economics made simple: 10 experts on where the cost of living crisis came from, and where it’s heading
Rampant inflation, war in Ukraine, Brexit… we ask 10 experts to explain what the economic crisis means for Britain and how we should respond

16, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Can’t We Just Print More Money? review – the Bank of England’s guide to economics
Two of the bank’s economists attempt to soften the formidable institution’s reputation with this jaunty handbook

Hettie O'Brien

27, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Journey of Humanity by Oded Galor review – inequality explained?
An study of the factors behind economic growth attempts to reveal the ‘great cogs’ that drive development

Steven Poole

12, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Journey of Humanity review – ambitious bid to explain society’s economic development
Oded Galor’s attempt to unify economic theory is impressive and insightful, even as it overreaches

Will Hutton

02, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Eighty-year-old study of British slave trade is back in the bestsellers list
Capitalism and Slavery, by the future first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago Eric Williams, argues that the abolition of slavery was motivated by economic, not moral, concerns

David Barnett

02, Mar, 2022 @1:59 PM

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The best books of 2021, chosen by our guest authors
From piercing studies of colonialism to powerful domestic sagas and all points in between, our panel of writers share their favourite titles of 2021

05, Dec, 2021 @9:29 AM

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János Kornai obituary
Hungarian-born Harvard professor who pinpointed the flaws of communist bloc command economies in the 70s and 80s

Klaus Nielsen

29, Nov, 2021 @8:16 PM

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Shutdown by Adam Tooze review – how Covid shook the world economy
A cosmopolitan analysis of what went wrong and how we can avoid it next time – because there will be a next time

Oliver Bullough

10, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Ding Dong! Avon Calling! by Katina Manko review – a fresh take on the cosmetics industry
An astute analysis of how a corporation transformed the economic landscape for women around the world

Linda Scott

12, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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