New Books Network

Shahrukh Khan, “Development Economics: A Critical Introduction” (Routledge, 2019)
Dr. Shahrukh Khan’s new textbook Development Economics: A Critical Introduction (Routledge, 2019) is a fantastic book for teachers and students trying to get into the field of development economics. Covering all the major topic in the field such as foreign direct investment, foreign aid, institutions and good governance, data collection,... Read More
Christopher Marquis, “Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism” (Yale UP, 2020)
I spoke with Prof. Christopher Marquis, Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Global Sustainable Enterprise and Professor of Management at Cornell University. His latest research book tells the story of an ambitious certification programme that aims to signal to customers and shareholders those small and large corporations that are responsible and... Read More
Christopher Robertson, “Exposed: Why Our Health Insurance is Incomplete and What Can Be Done About” (Harvard UP, 2019)
Today’s guest is Christopher Robertson, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation and Professor of Law at the University of Arizona. His background and research interests overlap several academic disciplines, including bioethics, health law, incentives, behavioral economics and more. His CV includes a PhD in philosophy and a law degree from... Read More
Colleen Stanley, “Emotional Intelligence for Sales Leadership” (HarperCollins, 2020)
What does it take to connect successfully with somebody you’re trying to “win over”? Colllen Stanley explains in her new book Emotional Intelligence for Sales Leadership(HarperCollins, 2020) Stanley is the president of SalesLeadership, a sales development firm. She’s been named by Salesforce as one of the top sales influencers of... Read More
R. Pollin and N. Chomsky, “Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet” (Verso, 2020)
Is there a consensus on the best response to global warming? Not even close. Left and right both bring their own tools, math, and, most notably, agendas–climate related and non-climate related–to their policy prescriptions. Economist Robert Pollin has teamed up with Noam Chomsky to produce a manifesto for the New... Read More
Thea Riofrancos, “Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador” (Duke UP, 2020)
In 2007, Ecuador joined the Latin American “Pink Tide” by electing a left-wing president, Rafael Correa, who voiced opposition to US imperialism and advocated higher levels of redistribution and social investment. However, shortly after coming to power, Correa came into conflict with members of his own coalition over the future... Read More
Pernille Røge, “Economistes and the Reinvention of Empire: France in the Americas and Africa c. 1750-1802” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
In her new book, Economistes and the Reinvention of Empire: France in the Americas and Africa, c. 1750-1802 (Cambridge UP, 2020), Dr. Pernille Røge charts the confluence and reciprocal impacts of ideas and policies espoused by political economists, colonial administrators, planters, and entrepreneurs to reform the French empire in the... Read More
Albena Azmanova, “Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Utopia or Crisis” (Columbia UP, 2020)
Capitalism seems to many to be in a sort of constant crisis, leaving many struggling to make ends meet. This desperation was intensified in 2008, and for many never went away in spite of claims of a general economic ‘recovery.’ More recently, the tensions and shortcomings of our current socioeconomic... Read More
Joshua Greenberg, “Bank Notes and Shinplasters: The Rage for Paper Money in the Early Republic” (U Pennsylvania Press, 2020)
What is money? No, really, what is money? It turns out the answer is not so simple. During the course of the 20th century, most of us have gotten used to the notion of a single medium of exchange based on Federal Reserve notes which we call dollars. They look... Read More
Joshua B. Freeman, “Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World”  (W. W. Norton, 2019)
In an accessible and timely work of scholarship, celebrated historian Joshua B. Freeman’s Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World (W. W. Norton) tells the story of the factory and examines how it has reflected both our dreams and our nightmares of industrialization and... Read More