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

The Rapid Transition Alliance – although this is a site mostly devoted to climate change, there are a number of good economic transition ideas here too

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

Most websites that offer advice on ethical investing are part of the site of a broker or someone else who is trying to sell you their services for financial advice or fund management: some of the better ones have actually spotted that this is more likely to work if they’ve given their advice in an ethical and unbiased way: this is just one example picked at random from a search:
AJ Bell YouInvest: Responsible Investing


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.

Matt Hawkins & Jennifer Nadel (Eds.) (2021) How Compassion can Transform our Politics, Economy, and SocietyRoutledge.

Lorenzo Fioramonti, Luca Coscieme, Robert Costanza, Ida Kubiszewski, Katherine Trebeck, Stewart Wallis, Debra Roberts, Lars Mortensen, Kate Pickett, Richard Wilkinson, Kristín Vala Ragnarsdottír, Jacqueline McGlade, Hunter Lovins & Roberto De Vogli (2022) Wellbeing economy: An effective paradigm to mainstream post-growth policies? Ecological Economics, 192

RAND Corporation & Metropolitan Group (2021) What if progress meant wellbeing for all? US innovators use global insights to shif the narrative and surface opportunities ahead

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.