New Books Network

Paul De Grauwe, “Economics of Monetary Union” (Oxford UP, 2020)
First published in 1992 before the creation of the euro, Paul De Grauwe’s Economics of Monetary Union (Oxford University Press, 2020)has become a standard text for undergraduates seeking to understand this remarkable but “fragile” project. Updated every two years and now in its 13th edition, the book can hardly keep... Read More
Arthur B. Markman, “Bring Your Brain to Work: Using Cognitive Science to Get a Job, Do It Well, and Advance Your Career” (HBR Press, 2019)
What does it take to both fit in and yet also prosper and grow as a person in the workplace? In this interview, I discuss this question and others with noted psychologist Arthur B. Markman. Markman is a professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin,... Read More
Costas Lapavitsas, “The Left Case Against the EU” (Polity, 2018)
Many on the Left see the European Union as a fundamentally benign project with the potential to underpin ever greater cooperation and progress. If it has drifted rightward, the answer is to fight for reform from within. In this iconoclastic polemic, economist Costas Lapavitsas demolishes this view. In The Left... Read More
Cary Cooper, “The Apology Impulse: How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It” (Kogan Press, 2020)
What are best-practices for alleviating stress in the workplace? Today I talked to Cary Cooper about his new book The Apology Impulse: How the Business World Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It (Kogan Page, 2020). Cooper explains why managers should say “Sorry, I Wasn’t Feeling.” Cooper is... Read More
Poul Kjaer, “The Law of Political Economy: Transformation in the Function of Law” (Cambridge UP, 2020)
Legal and political theories are not descriptions of brute facts.  Nor are they merely postulated ideals or aspirations.  Theories reflect and are reflected in our social relationships … Moral and political values thus cannot and should not be discussed in isolation from the institutions and social histories that shaped them.... Read More
Nir Bashan, “The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability” (McGraw-Hill, 2020)
Why is the corporate fallback being “analytical” (as opposed to nurturing creativity)? Today I talked to Nir Bashan about his new book The Creator Mindset: 92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability (McGraw-Hill, 2020). Bashan is a creativity expert who has spent the past two decades... Read More
Eugenia Lean, “Vernacular Industrialism in China”(Columbia UP, 2020)
In early twentieth-century China, Chen Diexian (1879–1940) was a maverick entrepreneur—at once a prolific man of letters and captain of industry, a magazine editor and cosmetics magnate. He tinkered with chemistry in his private studio, used local cuttlefish to source magnesium carbonate, and published manufacturing tips in how-to columns. In... Read More
R. Sroufe and S. Melnyk, “Developing Sustainable Supply Chains to Drive Value” (Business Expert Press, 2017)
Robert Sroufe and Steven Melnyk’s Developing Sustainable Supply Chains to Drive Value (Business Expert Press) provides a multi-perspective approach to sustainability and value chains to allow understanding from a variety of disciplines and professional backgrounds. Some of the key features of this book include: Short vignettes of important trends along... Read More
Luke Messac, “No More to Spend: Neglect and the Construction of Scarcity in Malawi’s History of Health Care” (Oxford UP, 2020)
Dismal spending on government health services is often considered a necessary consequence of a low per-capita GDP, but are poor patients in poor countries really fated to be denied the fruits of modern medicine? In many countries, officials speak of proper health care as a luxury, and convincing politicians to... Read More