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  • Driverless Cars: On a Road to Nowhere
    Driverless Cars: On a Road to Nowhere (English, Paperback) Christian Wolmar

    Driverless cars are being hyped strongly by industry and government as an inevitable feature of our (near) future transport options. This book argues that they will not be - as the technical, ethical and environmental difficulties are too great. Autonomous vehicles are also the wrong solution to the wrong problem.

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  • Architect of Prosperity
    Architect of Prosperity (English, Hardback) Neil Monnery

    This is a book about Sir John Cowperthwaite - the man Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman identified as being behind Hong Kong's remarkable post-war economic transformation. Despite there being some articles about him and effusive obituaries there have, until now, been no published biographies of Cowperthwaite.

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  • Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin
    Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin (English, Hardback) David Birch

    Money is changing, and this book looks at where the technology of money might be taking us in the future. Technology has moved our concept of money from physical things, to unseen bits of information. But the shape of the future can be seen in the distant past.

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  • Safe as Houses?
    Safe as Houses? (English, Paperback) Neil Monnery

    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, nobody can avoid the issue. In the UK, while prices have fluctuated during our lifetimes, overall they have risen steadily and sometimes spectacularly. The accepted wisdom is that houses are a safe and...

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  • Are Trams Socialist?
    Are Trams Socialist? (English, Paperback) Christian Wolmar

    If you have ever wondered why the roads are congested, the trains are full and the buses are no longer running, this book provides the answers. The UK has never had a proper transport policy and it desperately needs one to address the twin challengers of getting people around cheaply and safely, while safeguarding the environment.

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  • Identity is the New Money
    Identity is the New Money (English, Paperback) David Birch

    This book argues that personal identity is changing profoundly and that money is changing equally profoundly. Cash will be replaced by a proliferation of new digital currencies.

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  • Housing
    Housing (English, Paperback) Kate Barker

    With so many conflicting views and a balance to be struck between growth and conservation, what housing market outcomes might be regarded as a success for policymakers? This book attempts to give at least some answers, concluding with a list of criteria by which success might be judged along with a list of policy recommendations.

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  • An Enterprise Map of Mozambique
    An Enterprise Map of Mozambique (English, Paperback) John Sutton, Adelino Jeque Pimpao

    Mozambique's economy grew rapidly in the first decade of the millennium. Real GDP more than doubled, and this growth was widely spread across sectors: manufacturing output grew even faster than GDP, rising by a factor of 2.3 over the decade. A key economic question for Mozambique is whether this rate of growth can be sustained for another decade. Achieving this will require, among other things, a...

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  • The Weaponization of Trade
    The Weaponization of Trade (English, Paperback) Rebecca Harding

    Trade is being weaponized - and this isn't good. As politicians on both sides of the Atlantic raise the stakes, trade is increasingly a tool of coercion to achieve strategic influence. This book looks at the risks for us all as trade becomes an instrument of foreign policy, and shows how politicians could turn things around.

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  • A Better Politics
    A Better Politics (English, Paperback) Danny Dorling

    This book looks at the evidence for a successful politics that would promote happiness and health. It suggests policies that take account of this evidence. Government can and should work to make us happier.

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  • The Post-Growth Project
    The Post-Growth Project (English, Paperback) John Blewitt

    This book challenges the assumption that it is bad news when the economy doesn't grow.For decades, it has been widely recognised that there are ecological limits to continuing economic growth and that different ways of living, working and organising our economies are urgently required. This urgency has increased since the financial crash of 2007-2008 - but mainstream economists and politicians are...

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  • Travel Fast or Smart?
    Travel Fast or Smart? (English, Paperback) David Metz

    This book sets out the principles that could underpin a strategic policy for transport. Instead of focusing piecemeal on trying (and failing) to get from place to place ever faster, we need to think about how and where we want the economy to develop, and about how new the digital technologies can help achieve this.

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  • In From the Cold
    In From the Cold (English, Hardback) Peter Westin

    This book brings together some of the world's most successful Russia-dedicated portfolio managers, economists and market participants to share their personal experiences in this dynamic market. Many of the contributors have been active in Russia since the very inception of the market and each is uniquely qualified to offer a personal and authoritat

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  • Mapa Empresarial oe Mocambique
    Mapa Empresarial oe Mocambique (Multiple languages, Paperback) John Sutton, Adelino Jeque Pimpao

    A economia mocambicana teve um crescimento rapido durante a primeira decada do milenio. O PIB real mais que dobrou e este crescimento foi distribuido por todos os setores: a producao industrial teve um cresimento mais rapido do que o PIB, tendo crescido por um fator de 2,3 ao longo da decada. A questao economica fundamental para Mocambique e se esta taxa de crescimento pode ser sustentada por...

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  • Diseased, Douched and Doctored
    Diseased, Douched and Doctored (English, Paperback) Roger Rolls

    Is there any scientific evidence that drinking or bathing in hot mineral waters has a therapeutic effect, or is it just a glorified placebo? Focusing on Britain's premier spa at Bath, this book examines how and why 'taking the waters' was regarded as an efficacious therapy by both patients and practitioners; and how and why Bath's Mineral Water H

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  • Reinventing London
    Reinventing London (English, Paperback) Bridget Rosewell

    The financial sector has provided London with an extraordinary impetus for growth over a generation - but what will follow it? The regeneration of Kings Cross and the Olympic boroughs show what the next stage of London's growth will look like, with an economy driven by accountants and geeks, not bankers.

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  • Why Fight Poverty?
    Why Fight Poverty? (English, Paperback) Julia Unwin

    This book looks back at the struggle to rid the country of poverty and asks if the struggle is worth it. What would a poverty free country be like if we could overcome the obstacles which impede progress?

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  • Britain's Cities, Britain's Future
    Britain's Cities, Britain's Future (English, Paperback) Mike Emmerich

    Why did Britain's cities, once the engines of the industrial revolution, decline so severely? What needs to be done if our cities are once again to be the drivers of our economy? This book answers these questions, looking at the lessons of the last two hundred years. .

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  • The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator
    The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator (English, Paperback) Ken Banks

    A book of innovation and entrepreneurship case studies, all related to work in developing countries.

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  • The BRIC Road to Growth
    The BRIC Road to Growth (English, Paperback) Jim O'Neill

    This book looks at the latest prospects for the 'BRIC' economies and other newly emerging drivers of global economic growth. What can be learned from them, and how can the 'old world' adapt?

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