Extreme Economies

Extreme Economies What Life at the World's Margins Can Teach Us About Our Own Future

Paperback (03 Sep 2020) | English

Save $0.72

  • $12.97
  • $12.25
Add to basket

Includes delivery to USA

10+ copies available online - Usually dispatched within 48 hours

Synopsis

*Winner of the Enlightened Economist Prize 2019*
*Winner of Debut Writer of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020*
*Longlisted for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2019*

'Extreme Economies is a revelation - and a must-read.' Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England

To understand how humans react and adapt to economic change we need to study people who live in harsh environments. From death-row prisoners trading in institutions where money is banned to flourishing entrepreneurs in the world's largest refugee camp, from the unrealised potential of cities like Kinshasa to the hyper-modern economy of Estonia, every life in this book has been hit by a seismic shock, violently broken or changed in some way.

In his quest for a purer view of how economies succeed and fail, Richard Davies takes the reader off the beaten path to places where part of the economy has been repressed, removed, destroyed or turbocharged. He tells the personal stories of humans living in these extreme situations, and of the financial infrastructure they create. Far from the familiar stock reports, housing crises, or banking scandals of the financial pages, Extreme Economies reveals the importance of human and social capital, and in so doing tells small stories that shed light on today's biggest economic questions.

'A highly original approach to understanding what really makes economies tick.' Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England

About the Publisher

Black Swan

Black Swan

Black Swan is an imprint of Transworld Publishers and publishes bestselling authors such as Bill Bryson, Sophie Kinsella, Kate Atkinson and Joanne Harris in paperback.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784163259
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Black Swan
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 6028
Number of pages: 398 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 302g
Height: 128mm
Width: 195mm
Spine width: 34mm