New Books Network

JC de Swaan, “Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry” (Cambridge UP, 2020)
JC de Swaan does not shy from a challenge. In his new book, Seeking Virtue in Finance: Contributing to Society in a Conflicted Industry (Cambridge University Press, 2020), de Swaan, argues that it is possible to work in finance and not fall prey to the worst ethical ills of a profit... Read More
Margaret Heffernan, “Uncharted: How to Map and Navigate the Future Together” (Simon and Schuster, 2020)
Today I spoke with Dr Margaret Heffernan about her latest book, Uncharted: How to Map and Navigate the Future Together (Simon and Schuster, 2020). Margaret produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years. She then moved to the US where she became a businesswomen. She is the author of six... Read More
Patrick Honohan, “Currency, Credit and Crisis: Central Banking in Ireland and Europe” (Cambridge UP, 2020)
For readers – including non-economists – who want to get to grips with the nature and scale of the last financial crisis, how it was managed and mismanaged, and its particular impact on a small, open economy, Patrick Honohan’s book Currency, Credit and Crisis: Central Banking in Ireland and Europe... Read More
Thomas Levenson, “Money for Nothing” (Random House, 2020)
Modern finance isn’t really all that modern. Three centuries ago, Great Britain’s need for money to fight its wars, the appearance of joint stock companies, and the emerging quantification of all aspects of life converged to create new notions and forms of money and investments. And then there was a... Read More
Gene Ludwig, “The Vanishing American Dream” (Disruption Books, 2020)
Gene Ludwig cares. The former banker, government regulator, and serial entrepreneur cares deeply about the hollowing out of the American middle class over the past several decades, not least of all in his hometown of York, PA. So he gathered the country’s best and brightest in 2019 for a conference... 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
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
David J. Hand, “Dark Data: Why What You Don’t Know Matters” (Princeton UP, 2020)
There is no shortage of books on the growing impact of data collection and analysis on our societies, our cultures, and our everyday lives. David Hand’s new book Dark Data: Why What You Don’t Know Matters (Princeton University Press, 2020) is unique in this genre for its focus on those... Read More
J. Herbst and S. Lovegrove, “Brexit And Financial Regulation” (Oxford UP, 2020)
The UK’s transition from legally withdrawing from the EU to leaving the union’s single market will come to an end at midnight on December 31 with no successor trade agreement yet in place. For the UK’s financial sector, which accounts for 7% of the country’s economy and a million of... Read More
Adam Hanieh, “Money, Markets, and Monarchies: The Gulf Cooperation Council and the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
When most Westerners think of the Gulf, the first thing that comes to mind is often oil. However, as Adam Hanieh demonstrates in Money, Markets, and Monarchies: The Gulf Cooperation Council and the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East (Cambridge UP, 2018), the economies of Saudi Arabia, the UAE,... Read More