New Books in Economics

Interviews with Economists about their New Books

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episode 69: Tobias Straumann, "1931: Debt, Crisis, and the Rise of Hitler" (Oxford UP, 2019)

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episode 78: Joseph C. Sternberg, "The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future" (PublicAffairs, 2019)

Melennials have experienced much trauma in the last decade, especially as a result of the Great Recession of 2008.



episode 513: Francesca Trivellato, "The Promise and Peril of Credit" (Princeton UP, 2019)

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episode 125: Annie McClanahan, "Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First Century Culture" (Stanford UP, 2016)

McClanahan's book is a masterful exploration of the cultural politics of the financial crisis and a powerful mediation on how to make sense of an era of unrepayable debts...



episode 26: F. Grillo and R. Nanetti, "Democracy and Growth in the 21st Century: The Diverging Cases of China and Italy" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)

Is democracy still the best political regime for countries to adapt to economic and technological pressures and increase their level of prosperity?


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Kris Lane, "Potosí: The Silver City That Changed the World" (U California Press, 2019)

In 1545, a native Andean prospector hit pay dirt on a desolate red mountain in highland Bolivia. There followed the world's greatest silver bonanza...


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episode 494: Nancy Tomes, "Remaking the American Patient" (UNC Press, 2016)

Nancy Tomes questions the popular--and largely unexamined--idea that in order to get good health care, people must learn to shop for it...


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episode 8: William Gale, "Fiscal Therapy: Curing America's Debt Addiction and Investing in the Future" (Oxford UP, 2019)

The US government is laboring under an enormous debt burden, one that will impact the living standards of future generations of Americans by limiting investment in people and infrastructure...


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Patrick Sharma, "Robert McNamara’s Other War: The World Bank and International Development" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2017)

Robert McNamara is best remembered today for his momentous term as Secretary of Defense in the 1960s. Often overlooked because of this is his even longer tenure as president of the World Bank...


 2019-04-08  58m