New Books Network

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
Danyel Reiche, “Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games” (Routledge, 2016)
Today we are joined by Danyel Reiche, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the American University of Beirut, and the author of Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games (Routledge, 2016) In Success and Failure, Reiche provides a playbook for National Committees that want to win more medals.... Read More
Steven Attewell, “People Must Live by Work: Direct Job Creation in America, from FDR to Reagan” (U Penn Press, 2018)
There’s lot of talk these days, at least in some circles on the left, of a Universal Basic Income. There’s also talk in many of the same circles of a jobs guarantee. Join us as we speak with Steven Attewell, author of People Must Live by Work: Direct Job Creation... Read More
Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison, “The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged” (Policy Press, 2019)
Who gets in to top professions? In The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be privileged (Policy Press, 2019), Drs Sam Friedman, an associate professor of sociology at LSE, and Daniel Laurison, an assistant professor of sociology at Swarthmore College, explore the dominance of social elites in top professions. The book... Read More
George R. Boyer, “The Winding Road to the Welfare State: Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain” (Princeton UP, 2019)
The creation of the postwar welfare state in Great Britain did not represent the logical progression of governmental policy over a period of generations. As George R. Boyer details in The Winding Road to the Welfare State: Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain (Princeton University Press, 2019), it... Read More