New books for 2023

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As the volume of economics and finance scholarship continues to grow, Econ Job News takes a look at some of the most intriguing new books set to be published this year.


Keynes in Action, Peter Clarke. Cambridge University Press, 230 pp, $39.99

A Brief History of Invention and Innovation, Vaclac Smil. MIT Press, 232 pp, $24.95


Distrust: Big Data, Data-Torturing, and the Assault on Science, Gary Smith. Oxford University Press, 288 pp, $32.95

Mixed Signals: How Incentives Really Work, Uri Gneezy. Yale University Press, 320 pp, $28.00

Reputation Analytics, Daniel Diermeier. University of Chicago Press, 496 pp, $54.00

The Gender of Capital, Céline Bessière and Sibylle Gollac. Harvard University Press, pp 320, $39.95

The Power of Creative Destruction: Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of Nations, Philippe Aghion, Céline Antonin and Simon Bunel. Harvard University Press, 400 pp, $19.95

The Wall and the Bridge: Fear and Opportunity in Disruption’s Wake, Glenn Hubbard. Yale University Press, 248 pp, $22.00


Chasing Success: The Challenge for Nonprofits, Judith Van Ginkel. University of Cincinnati Press, 200 pp, $29.95

Easy Money: American Puritans and the Invention of Modern Currency, Dior Goldberg. University of Chicago Press, 296 pp, $55.00

Financial Economics of Insurance, Ralph S.J. Koijen and Motohiro YogoPrinceton University Press, 216 pp, $75

Inside the Competitor’s Mindset, John Horn. MIT Press, 296 pp, $34.95

Networks: An Economics Approach, Sanjeev Goyal, MIT Press, 816 pp, $125

Scarcity: A History From the Origins of Capitalism to the Climate Crisis, Frederik Albritton Jonsson and Carl Wennerlind. Harvard University Press, 304 pp, $35.00

The Individualists, Matt Zwolinski and John Tomasi, Princeton University Press, 432 pp, $35.00

The Poverty Paradox, Mark Robert Frank, Oxford University Press, 200 pp, $27.95

The Power of Hope: How the Science of Well-Being Can Save Us from Despair, Carol Graham. Princeton University Press, 200 pp, $35

Welfare for Markets: A Global History of Basic Income, Anton Jäger and Daniel Zamora Vargas. University of Chicago Press, 240 pp, $32.50

Workforce Ecosystems, Elizabeth J. Altman, David Kiron, Jeff Schwartz, and Robin Jones. MIT Press, 240 pp, $24.95


Not Just for the Boys: Why We Need More Women in Science, Athene Donald. Oxford University Press, 336 pp, $21.95

Seven Crashes: The Economic Crises That Shaped Globalization. Yale University Press, 376 pp, $32.50

The Ends of Freedom: Reclaiming America’s Lost Promise of Economic Rights, Mark Paul, University of Chicago Press, 320 pp, $26.00

We Need to Talk About Inflation, Stephen D. King. Yale University Press, 240 pp, $28.00


A Crash Course on Crises, Marcus K. Brunnermeier and Ricardo Reis. Princeton University Press, 152 pp, $35

Five Times Faster. Rethinking the Science, Economics, and Diplomacy of Climate Change, Simon Sharpe. Cambridge University Press, 336 pp, $24.95

Global Shifts: Business, Politics, and Deforestation in a Changing World Economy, Philip Schleifer. MIT Press, 280 pp, $45.00

Macroeconomics and Financial crises, Gary B. Gorton & Guillermo L. Ordoñez. Princeton University press, 200 pp, $35.00

Secret Leviathan: Secrecy and State Capacity under Soviet Communism, Mark Harrison. Stanford University Press, 371 pp, $65.00

Sovereign Funds: How the Communist Party of China Finances Its Global Ambitions,  Zongyuan Zoe Liu, Harvard University Press, 256 pp, $45.00

The Coming of the Railway: A New Global History, 1750-1850, David Gwyn. Yale University Press, 416 pp, $35.00

The Corporation and the Twentieth Century: The History of American Business Enterprise, Richard N. Langlois. Princeton University Press, 752 pp, $50.00

The Monetarists: The Making of the Chicago Monetary Tradition,1927-1960. University of Chicago Press. 480 pp, $50.00


Buzz Kill: The Corporatization of Cannabis, Michael Devillaer. University of Chicago Press. Black Rose Books, 450 pp, $60.00.

Our Least Important Asset, Peter Cappelli. Oxford University Press, 272 pp, $29.95

The Continental Dollar: How the American Revolution Was Financed with Paper Money, Farley Grubb. University of Chicago Press, 204 pp, $65.00

The Economics of Creative Destruction, edited by Ufuk Akcigit and John Van Reenen. Harvard University Press, 752 pp, $55.00

The Invention of Scarcity: Malthus and the Margins of History, Deborah Valenze. Yale University Press, 280 pp, $65.00

Universal Basic Income: What Everyone Needs To Know, Matt Zwolinski and Miranda Perry Fleischer. Oxford University Press, 224 pp, $18.95

Editor’s note: Econ Job News receives 10% of the sticker price for each title purchased through our affiliate bookstore. This has no impact on which books are selected for this list, and we are grateful for any purchases, which help to cover the website’s operating costs.