Discover Books on Politics and Economics

For this list, we selected professional titles that cover political and economic topics, some of which are relevant to concerns raised by the pandemic. Learn about how new techniques of quantification shaped the New Deal and American democracy in America by the Numbers. Uncover a comprehensive account of all the major aspects of the Japanese economy in the second edition of The Japanese Economy. Discover what experts say about improving job quality in low-wage industries including retail, residential construction, restaurants, and more in Creating Good Jobs.

 

Innovation Matters 

By Richard J. Gilbert

A proposal for moving from price-centric to innovation-centric competition policy, reviewing theory and evidence on economic incentives for innovation.

“Innovation Matters is a timely and important book that pulls together the latest economic thinking about innovation, takes us far beyond the sterile Arrow-Schumpeter debate, and sets out a compelling roadmap for improving antitrust law.” A. Douglas Melamed, Professor of the Practice of Law, Stanford Law School. 

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America by the Numbers 

By Emmanuel Didier

How new techniques of quantification shaped the New Deal and American democracy.

“'Know thyself' is no easier for nations than for people. This original book offers a valuable lesson on our present problem of discovering how a nation can learn to know itself.”—Bruno LatourProfessor and Vice-President for Research, Institut d'études politiques (Sciences Po); author of Down to Earth

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Carbon Captured 

By Matto Mildenberger

A comparative examination of domestic climate politics that offers a theory for cross-national differences in domestic climate policymaking.

“Matto Mildenberger offers an original and penetrating analysis of why robust climate policy continues to be so difficult politically to adopt and sustain. His theory of ‘double representation’ involving both industry and labor offers crucial insights, both in looking back at past failures and in contemplating possible next steps.”—Barry RabeJ. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor, Gerald Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

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Creating Good Jobs 

Edited by Paul Osterman

Experts discuss improving job quality in low-wage industries including retail, residential construction, hospitals, and long-term healthcare, restaurants, manufacturing, and long-haul trucking.

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Lives of the Laureates 

Edited by Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

Autobiographical accounts by Nobel laureates reflect the richness and diversity of contemporary economic thought and offer insights into the creative process; with six new laureates.

“For anyone who seeks to understand the economy, this book is pure inspiration. What could be better than looking into the minds and souls of the world's greatest economic thinkers?”—N. Gregory MankiwRobert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Harvard University

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The Japanese Economy, Second Edition

By Takatoshi Ito and Takeo Hoshi

The second edition of a comprehensive account of all the major aspects of the Japanese economy, substantially updated and expanded.

“Ito and Hoshi provide a comprehensive analysis of one of the world's major economies, from the Samurai to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The country's responses to its recent economic challenges, whether aging, deflation, banking crises or exploding government deficits, provide valuable insights even for those without a special interest in Japan.”—Alan Auerbach, Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law, University of California, Berkeley

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Macroeconomic Analysis 

By Dirk Niepelt

A concise but rigorous and thorough introduction to modern macroeconomic theory.

“A needed, up-to-date primer on macroeconomic theory. It is comprehensive, covering all the essential topics, from optimal consumption and labor supply to economic growth, business cycles, and asset markets. It is thorough and rigorous, yet accessible, as it requires little prior knowledge of the key concepts and mathematical tools.”—George-Marios Angeletos, Professor of Economics, MIT

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Economic Dynamics in Discrete Time, Second Edition

By Jianjun Miao

A unified and comprehensive introduction to the analytical and numerical tools for solving dynamic economic problems; substantially revised for the second edition.

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