New Books Network

Kevin T. Smiley, “Market Cities, People Cities: The Shape of Our Urban Future” (NYU Press, 2018)
Are market cities better than people cities? Does the satisfaction that residents take in their city vary from market city to people city? In Market Cities, People Cities: The Shape of Our Urban Future (NYU Press, 2018), Dr. Michael Oluf Emerson and Dr. Kevin T. Smiley identify the kinds of... Read More
Sheilagh Ogilvie, “The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis” (Princeton UP, 2019)
Guilds were prominent in medieval and early modern Europe, but their economic role has seldom been studied. In The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis (Princeton University Press, 2019), Sheilagh Ogilvie offers a wide-ranging examination of what guilds did and how they affected pre-modern economies. As Ogilvie explains, guilds were particularized... Read More
Kate Ervine, “Carbon” (Polity, 2018)
The crisis of global warming overwhelms the imagination with its urgency, yet more than ever we need patient, clear-sighted. and careful assessments of the possibilities for transforming the global political economy.  Carbon (Polity, 2018) is an excellent addition to our evolving efforts to understand clearly where we are and where we... Read More
Kartik Hosanagar, “A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives” (Viking, 2019)
Our guest today is Kartik Hosanagar, the author of A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can Stay in Control (Viking, 2019). This is one of those rare books that I think everyone can read and I think everyone should read. In... Read More
David Colander and Craig Freedman, “Where Economics Went Wrong: Chicago’s Abandonment of Classical Liberalism” (Princeton UP, 2018)
If you are reading this, you have probably run into the “Chicago” model at some point or another, in terms of public policy, orthodox modern finance, macro or micro economics, or any other arena where theoretical abstractions about human behavior (generally but not exclusively about or derived from economics) have... Read More
Alfredo Toro Hardy, “The Crossroads of Globalization: A Latin American View” (World Scientific Publishing, 2019)
The Crossroads of Globalization: A Latin American View (World Scientific Publishing Co., 2019) explores the complex interaction of several forces shaping the current world economic situation. Alfredo Toro Hardy analyzes the leadership of China and the economic strength of Asia, transnational companies, and international organizations like the IMF as forces... Read More