Economics – Resources

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Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo’s Nobel Prize lectures (2019):

Abhijit Banerjee: Field experiments and the practice of economics

Esther Duflo: Field experiments and the practice of policy

Joseph Stiglitz, Jean-Paul Fitoussi & Martine Durand discuss Measuring what counts for Economic and Social Performance

Guy Standing discusses The Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth at an LSE event.

Nicola Sturgeon (2019) Why governments should prioritise wellbeing. TED talk.


Mark Carney (2020) How we get what we value.  BBC: The Reith Lectures 2020.
Download transcripts of the lectures:

1: From Moral to Market Sentiments
2. From Credit Crisis to Resilience
3. From Covid Crisis to Renaissance
4. From Climate Crisis to Real Prosperity


John Kay & Mervyn King discuss Radical Uncertainty: Decision-making for an unknowable future at an LSE event.


New Economics Foundation (NEF)

Institute for New Economic Thinking (USA – referred to in the book)

Institute for New Economic Thinking (UK – a different one, at Oxford University)

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics (UK)

Network of Wellbeing Economy Governments

99percent – UK “volunteer movement of people who want to end mass impoverishment using peaceful means”.

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There are a number of good writers on alternative ways to think about economics. These are just a few.

Mark Carney (2021) Value(s): Building a Better World for All. HarperCollins.

Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo:

Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems (2019) Perseus Books.

Poor Economics: Rethinking Poverty and the Ways to End It (2013) Random House.

Joseph Stiglitz:

People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent. (2019) W.W. Norton

Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump. (2017) W.W. Norton.

IPPR Commission on Economic Justice (2018) Prosperity & Justice: A Plan for the New Economy. Institute for Public Policy Research.

New Economics Foundation (2019) Change the Rules: New Rules for the Economy. NEF.

Katherine Trebeck & Jeremy Williams (2019) The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown-Up Economy. Policy Press.
– a blog about this book: What does progress look like if we stop pursuing economic growth?

Ha-Joon Chang:

Economics: The User’s Guide (2014) Pelican.

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism (2010) Penguin.

Kate Raworth (2018) Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist. Random House Business.
Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett:

The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone. (2009) Allen Lane / Penguin.

The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-being. (2019) Penguin.

Amartya Sen (1999) Development as Freedom. Oxford University Press. – an older title than those above, but still has resonance and worth a read.