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Architect of Prosperity: Sir John Cowperthwaite and the Making of Hong Kong

This is a book about Sir John Cowperthwaite, the man Nobel-winning economist Milton Friedman identified as being behind Hong Kong’s remarkable post-war economic transformation. Continue reading

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The Ice Age: Bailing Out the Welfare State in the Era of Austerity

This is a book about the legacy of the Great Financial Crisis for the European Union, which continues to struggle with a policy of austerity… Continue reading

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Changing London: A Rough Guide for the Next London Mayor

Changing London is a rough guide for the next mayor of London, capturing the radical but practical ideas of the people of London… Continue reading

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The Post-Growth Project: How the End of Economic Growth Could Bring a Fairer and Happier Society

This book challenges the assumption that it is bad news when the economy doesn’t grow… Continue reading

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The Itinerant Economist: Memoirs of a Dismal Scientist

Economists and bankers have long been much maligned individuals, but never more so than in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. Continue reading

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The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator

Despite the tens of billions spent each year in international aid, some of the most promising and exciting social innovations and businesses have come about by chance… Continue reading

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Diseased, Douched and Doctored: Thermal Springs, Spa Doctors and Rheumatic Diseases

For centuries, many people have been convinced of the healing nature of
hot mineral springs. The Romans constructed elaborate bathing facilities Continue reading

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In from the Cold: The Rise of Russian Capitalism

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has made enormous strides toward creating a free market. In just over twenty years, the country’s economy has been completely transformed. Continue reading

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Safe as Houses? A Historical Analysis of Property Prices

There can be few everyday financial issues more important than the price of houses. Whether we own one and worry about its value or aspire to own one and are frustrated by their high prices Continue reading

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What’s the Use of Economics? Teaching the Dismal Science after the Crisis

With the financial crisis continuing after five years, people are questioning why economics failed either to send an adequate early warning Continue reading

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