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International Economics Bücher: Drive (Old Version) von Daniel H. Pink

Drive (Old Version)

Daniel H. Pink
The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
4.4 (674 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Drive (Old Version)?

In Drive, Daniel Pink describes the characteristics of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation. He reveals that many companies rely on extrinsic motivation, even though this is often counterproductive. The book explains clearly how we can best motivate ourselves and others by understanding intrinsic motivation.

Wer Drive (Old Version) lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to learn about the components of human motivation
  • Anyone who wants to find out how to effectively motivate themselves and others

International Economics Bücher: The Bottom Billion von Paul Collier

The Bottom Billion

Paul Collier
Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
4.2 (32 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Bottom Billion?

The Bottom Billion (2007) focuses on the specific problems of the 50 poorest states in the world and the traps that keep them impoverished. These states are drastically behind even developing nations and are in serious need of help from wealthier nations if they are to ever achieve economic self-determination. Drawing on his original research, Collier points out the pitfalls of the conventional methods for dealing with this extreme poverty and offers unique policy recommendations that cater to the unique struggles faced by the world’s poorest nations.

Wer The Bottom Billion lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in economics
  • Anyone interested in history
  • Anyone interested in social justice

International Economics Bücher: The Undercover Economist von Tim Harford

The Undercover Economist

Tim Harford
3.9 (124 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Undercover Economist?

The Undercover Economist explains how economics defines our lives. From the price of a cappuccino to the amount of smog in the air, everything is tied to economics. The book shows us how economists understand the world and how we can benefit from a better understanding of economic systems.

Wer The Undercover Economist lesen sollte

  • Students of economics
  • Anyone who wants to reduce their daily shopping bills
  • Anyone interested in how economics affects our everyday lives

International Economics Bücher: Getting Better von Charles Kenny

Getting Better

Charles Kenny
Why Global Development Is Succeeding and How We Can Improve the World Even More
4.0 (7 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Getting Better?

As pessimists talk of an economic development crisis, author Charles Kenny is optimistic in his assessment that in fact, all over the world, we’ve made enormous progress in overall quality of life. Getting Better shows that the spread of technology and ideas has fostered a revolution of happiness and standard of living unprecedented in human history. Kenny provides evidence to make us enthusiastic about the progress we’ve attained so far, and offers suggestions on what is to be done if we want to keep this progress alive.

Wer Getting Better lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in international politics and development aid
  • Anyone looking for a fresh and optimistic outlook on the world
  • Anyone interested in economics and global development

International Economics Bücher: The Origin of Wealth von Eric D. Beinhocker

The Origin of Wealth

Eric D. Beinhocker
The Radical Remaking of Economics and What It Means for Business And Society
3.9 (66 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Origin of Wealth?

The Origin of Wealth shows us the inadequacies of the economic theories that underpin our understanding of economics. The book argues that economic actors shouldn’t be seen as rational consumers that act on their self-interest. Rather, economics is best understood as a complex system of adaptation, similar to evolution, where products, ideas, and ideology compete for survival.

Wer The Origin of Wealth lesen sollte

  • Students and scholars of economic science
  • Anyone interested in economics, social sciences or business   
  • Business leaders, economists and politicians

International Economics Bücher: 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism von Ha-Joon Chang

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

Ha-Joon Chang
3.9 (172 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism?

In 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our current economic approach. He explains how, despite what most economists believe, there are many things wrong with free market capitalism. As well as explaining the problems, Chang also offers possible solutions which could help us build a better, fairer world.

Wer 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism lesen sollte

  • Students of economics who are fed up with mainstream teaching
  • Anyone who takes an interest in the financial crisis and why nobody saw it coming
  • Anyone wondering why levels of inequality are so high

International Economics Bücher: Immigrants von Philippe Legrain


Philippe Legrain
Your Country Needs Them
4.0 (35 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Immigrants?

Immigrants offers a compelling case for a total revamp of the way most people view immigration and immigrants. It provides a detailed description of the case against immigration, while providing solid evidence for the great benefits, both social and economic, that migration provides.

Wer Immigrants lesen sollte

  • Anyone concerned by migration
  • Anyone unimpressed by the notion of a more open world
  • Anyone trying to understand why anyone would want to leave their home country

International Economics Bücher: Economics: The User’s Guide von Ha-Joon Chang

Economics: The User’s Guide

Ha-Joon Chang
4.3 (152 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Economics: The User’s Guide?

Economics: The User’s Guide lays out the foundational concepts of economics in an easily relatable and compelling way. Examining the history of economics as well as some critical changes to global economic institutions, this book will teach you everything you need to know about how economics works today.

Wer Economics: The User’s Guide lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the history of economics
  • Anyone interested in the intersection of politics and economics
  • Anyone who dozed through Economics 101 in college

International Economics Bücher: Fault Lines von Raghuram G. Rajan

Fault Lines

Raghuram G. Rajan
How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten The World Economy
4.5 (26 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Fault Lines?

In Fault Lines, author Raghuram Rajan unveils the global economy’s hidden fractures that led to the 2008 financial crisis. These blinks show that greedy bankers weren’t the only ones to blame; our economic system had deep systemic flaws as well. Importantly, they outline what we can do as a society to prevent similar crises in the future.

Wer Fault Lines lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to understand the financial crisis of 2008
  • Anyone curious how future economic crises could be prevented
  • Anyone interested in global economics or international trade

International Economics Bücher: Treasure Islands von Nicholas Shaxson

Treasure Islands

Nicholas Shaxson
Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World
4.5 (32 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Treasure Islands?

Treasure Islands offers insight into one of the darkest parts of the financial world: tax havens. It explains how wealthy people and corporations are able to avoid paying taxes by relocating their assets offshore. Tax havens are highly damaging to all but the tiny percentage of people who can afford to use them, and they contribute to the growing gap between rich and poor.

Wer Treasure Islands lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in tax havens
  • Anyone interested in economics
  • Anyone interested in global power dynamics

International Economics Bücher: Dealing with China von Henry M. Paulson

Dealing with China

Henry M. Paulson
An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower
4.1 (52 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Dealing with China?

Dealing With China reveals China’s journey to becoming the economic superpower it is today. These blinks explain the advantages and disadvantages of this rapid growth, and offer insights into how the US and China should work together to face today’s global challenges.

Wer Dealing with China lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the rise of China on the international stage
  • Politics buffs keen to learn more about US foreign policy

International Economics Bücher: China's Second Continent von Howard French

China's Second Continent

Howard French
How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa
3.9 (94 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in China's Second Continent?

China's Second Continent (2014) is about the mass wave of Chinese migrants who have relocated to Africa in the last few decades. These blinks trace the origins of this migration and outline the profound impact it has on both regions, Chinese-African relations and the world at large.

Wer China's Second Continent lesen sollte

  • Students of Chinese or African politics
  • Anyone interested in international relations
  • Anyone curious about the long-term influence of mass migration

International Economics Bücher: Who Gets What – and Why von Alvin Roth

Who Gets What – and Why

Alvin Roth
The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design
3.6 (25 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Who Gets What – and Why?

In Who Gets What – and Why (2015), Nobel Prize winner Alvin Roth brings his groundbreaking research on market design to a broader, nonspecialist audience, explaining how markets work, why they sometimes fail and what we can do to improve them. Using contemporary examples, Roth outlines the nonfinancial factors that shape markets and shows how we can make more informed marketplace decisions.

Wer Who Gets What – and Why lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in how different economies function
  • Business, government and community leaders responsible for designing efficient markets
  • Anyone who wants to make better decisions in life, love and work

International Economics Bücher: Small is Beautiful von E. F. Schumacher

Small is Beautiful

E. F. Schumacher
A Study of Economics as if People Mattered
4.0 (60 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Small is Beautiful?

Small is Beautiful (1973) is a collection of essays by renowned British economist E. F. Schumacher outlining his critique of the Western economic system. First published in 1973, this classic collection, which is now considered to be one of the most influential books published since World War II, is as relevant today as it was in the ‘70s.

Wer Small is Beautiful lesen sollte

  • People interested in politics and economics
  • Mindful citizens who want to understand how our economic system affects the earth

International Economics Bücher: Every Nation For Itself von Ian Bremmer

Every Nation For Itself

Ian Bremmer
Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World
4.3 (38 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Every Nation For Itself?

Every Nation For Itself (2012) discusses the consequences of the lack of international leadership we face today. With no nation economically fit enough, or even willing, to head the response to global challenges, we live in what could be called a G-Zero world; these blinks reveal how we got here, and what comes next.

Wer Every Nation For Itself lesen sollte

  • Anyone with an interest in world politics and ongoing global crises
  • People curious about the economic and political forces that shape important political decisions
  • Anyone interested in understanding how global problems are interrelated

International Economics Bücher: PostCapitalism von Paul Mason


Paul Mason
A Guide to Our Future
3.9 (111 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in PostCapitalism?

Postcapitalism (2015) offers a close examination of the failures of current economic systems. The 2008 financial crisis showed us that neoliberal capitalism is falling apart, and these blinks outline the reasons why we’re at the start of capitalism’s downfall, while giving an idea of what our transition into postcapitalism will be like.

Wer PostCapitalism lesen sollte

  • Capitalists and anti-capitalists
  • Students of sociology or politics
  • Anyone interested in what the future holds for modern-day societies

International Economics Bücher: How Asia Works von Joe Studwell

How Asia Works

Joe Studwell
Success and Failure in the World’s Most Dynamic Region
4.1 (53 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How Asia Works?

How Asia Works examines the economic development of nine Asian countries and, in the process, sketches a blueprint for other developing nations seeking to achieve sustainable economic growth. Joe Studwell explains why some Asian economies have boomed while others have fallen behind, revealing what history has proved works – and what doesn’t.

Wer How Asia Works lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in developing economies and international economics
  • Asian history enthusiasts

International Economics Bücher: Restart von Mihir Sharma


Mihir Sharma
The Last Chance for the Indian Economy
3.7 (9 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Restart?

A few decades ago, India seemed poised to become a major player in the global economy. Today, a number of serious problems hold the country back. Restart (2015) explains what caused India’s decline and offers insights about what could be done to fix it.

Wer Restart lesen sollte

  • Students of economics, political science and sociology
  • Anyone interested in India

International Economics Bücher: The Box von Marc Levinson

The Box

Marc Levinson
How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
4.4 (39 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Box?

The Box (2006) tells the tale of modern transportation’s poster child, the container, and how it revolutionized the shipping industry and enabled globalization. These blinks will take you on a detailed journey through this seemingly simple but revolutionary change in global systems of trade.

Wer The Box lesen sollte

  • Professionals in logistics, transportation or trading
  • People interested in globalization
  • Every economics and business student

International Economics Bücher: The Accidental Superpower von Peter Zeihan

The Accidental Superpower

Peter Zeihan
The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder
3.8 (154 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Accidental Superpower?

Today, the United States has a stronghold as the global superpower, but the world is changing at a historically unprecedented rate. These blinks to The Accidental Superpower (2014) outline the reasons the United States came to politically and economically dominate the planet, and what we can expect in the coming decades, both in the United States and the world at large.

Wer The Accidental Superpower lesen sollte

  • Students of politics and economics
  • Anyone interested in ancient history
  • Anyone curious about the future

International Economics Bücher: False Economy von Alan Beattie

False Economy

Alan Beattie
A Surprising Economic History of the World
4.2 (151 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in False Economy?

False Economy (2009) offers a fresh perspective on how and why some nations of the world have become economic powerhouses and others have ended up as financial disasters. You’ll see that nations aren’t handcuffed by fate. Rather, their economic success or failure is based on the choices they make.

Wer False Economy lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in economics
  • Readers who want to learn about the politics of money
  • People interested in international business

International Economics Bücher: Two Nations Indivisible von Shannon K. O’Neil

Two Nations Indivisible

Shannon K. O’Neil
Mexico, the United States and the Road Ahead
4.1 (20 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Two Nations Indivisible?

Two Nations Indivisible (2013) tells the story of the United States’ relationship with its neighbor to the south: Mexico. These blinks explain the profound connections between the two countries as well as the misunderstandings that keep them apart, with an emphasis on political and economic relations.

Wer Two Nations Indivisible lesen sollte

  • Policy makers who want to understand more about the US-Mexico relationship
  • Educators and students interested in world politics
  • Americans and Mexicans hoping to understand each other better

International Economics Bücher: The Hidden Wealth of Nations von Gabriel Zucman

The Hidden Wealth of Nations

Gabriel Zucman
The Scourge of Tax Havens
3.7 (29 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Hidden Wealth of Nations?

The Hidden Wealth of Nations (2015) reveals the truth about the decades of deceitful business practices that have added to today’s economic turmoil. Trillions of dollars worldwide go untaxed, and nations put the burden on innocent citizens, which only increases economic tensions. So what can be done to stop tax evasion and get corporations to start paying their dues?

Wer The Hidden Wealth of Nations lesen sollte

  • People curious about the Panama Papers leak
  • Students and professionals interested in global finance and economics
  • Anyone interested in the politics of money

International Economics Bücher: The Haves and the Have-Nots von Branko Milanović

The Haves and the Have-Nots

Branko Milanović
A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality
4.3 (19 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Haves and the Have-Nots?

The Haves and the Have-Nots (2010) shows how inequality throughout history has made its mark on society at large. These blinks explore three types of inequality: inequality among individuals in a single country; inequality among countries; and global inequality, or inequality among all the world’s citizens.

Wer The Haves and the Have-Nots lesen sollte

  • Students interested in politics and global justice
  • People curious about global economics

International Economics Bücher: Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? von Thomas Geoghegan

Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?

Thomas Geoghegan
How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life
3.8 (11 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Were You Born on the Wrong Continent??

Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? (2010) examines the true nature of the American economy as revealed by an eye-opening investigation that compared living standards in the United States with countries in Europe. By examining differences in health benefits and employee rights, among other issues, these blinks reveal how European nations such as Germany have quietly taken the lead when it comes to economic health and prosperity.

Wer Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? lesen sollte

  • Middle-class Americans wondering why they work such long hours
  • People thinking about moving to Europe
  • Readers keen to learn the inner workings of social democracy

International Economics Bücher: The Only Game In Town von Mohamed A. El-Erian

The Only Game In Town

Mohamed A. El-Erian
Central Banks, Instability, And Avoiding The Next Collapse
4.1 (70 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Only Game In Town?

The 2008 financial crisis dramatically changed the global economic landscape. Central banks now play a very different role than they did previously, and we now face a set of new economic risks and problems. The Only Game in Town (2016) outlines the roots of these risks and problems, and what we can do to start overcoming them.

Wer The Only Game In Town lesen sollte

  • Economists, analysts and bankers
  • Anyone curious about the future of global politics

International Economics Bücher: America’s Bank von Roger Lowenstein

America’s Bank

Roger Lowenstein
The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve Act
4.2 (29 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in America’s Bank?

In America’s Bank (2015), you’ll discover the gripping story of the US Federal Reserve, or “Fed.” These blinks trace the history behind the development and unification of the American banking system and show the complex web of interests and players that continue to shape the system today.

Wer America’s Bank lesen sollte

  • Students interested in economics or politics
  • People interested in American history

International Economics Bücher: On Saudi Arabia von Karen Elliott House

On Saudi Arabia

Karen Elliott House
Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines – and Future
3.8 (65 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in On Saudi Arabia?

On Saudi Arabia (2012) gives a fascinating overview of a country rife with contradictions. Despite being immensely wealthy, Saudi Arabia is filled with people who live in abject poverty. And although on its way to being counted among the world’s most powerful countries, it has an education system that’s received execrable rankings. Add to this a liberal dose of religious fanaticism and a complex royal family and you’ll begin to see why Saudi Arabia has struggled to come to terms with itself.

Wer On Saudi Arabia lesen sollte

  • Readers wanting to know more about life in Saudi Arabia
  • Economists interested in a rich yet struggling nation
  • Travelers considering a visit to Saudi Arabia

International Economics Bücher: Rare von Keith Veronese


Keith Veronese
The High-Stakes Race to Satisfy Our Need for the Scarcest Metals on Earth
4.3 (15 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Rare?

Rare (2015) sheds light on the common but elusive chemical elements beneath the earth’s surface – elements that play an increasingly important role in the development of modern technology. Get a better sense of what’s really driving the geopolitical struggles between the world’s superpowers, and what a group of rare earth metals has to do with the future of our energy sources, gadgets and military technology.

Wer Rare lesen sollte

  • Economists interested in the division of the world’s valuable mineral resources
  • Tech junkies curious about what their devices are made of
  • Concerned consumers who want to know more about what they buy

International Economics Bücher: Brazillionaires von Alex Cuadros


Alex Cuadros
Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country
3.9 (31 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Brazillionaires?

Brazillionaires (2016) exposes the true story behind Brazil’s tumultuous economy. By tracing the rise and fall of billionaires like Eike Batista, these blinks take you through the country’s history of inequality and corruption, and explain how the nation’s politics and business have become inseparable.

Wer Brazillionaires lesen sollte

  • Readers interested in South American affairs
  • Economists
  • Students of political science

International Economics Bücher: Empire of Cotton von Sven Beckert

Empire of Cotton

Sven Beckert
A Global History
4.5 (43 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Empire of Cotton?

Empire of Cotton (2014) chronicles the long and complex history of that fluffy plant – cotton. These blinks detail how the cotton industry connected the world from Manchester, England, to rural India, while describing the incredible impact that cotton production has had on the development of economic systems.

Wer Empire of Cotton lesen sollte

  • Historians, economists and political scientists
  • People interested in the history of capitalism and globalization
  • Anyone curious about the history of their jeans and T-shirts

International Economics Bücher: The Evolution of Money von David Orrell and Roman Chlupatý

The Evolution of Money

David Orrell and Roman Chlupatý
4.1 (73 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Evolution of Money?

The Evolution of Money (2016) offers an insightful look at the history of currency in civilized society, from shells and coins to the digital ones and zeroes of an online bank account. Find out how monetary systems have always functioned much like religion – without faith and belief, they’d collapse – and learn what the future may have in store.

Wer The Evolution of Money lesen sollte

  • Students of politics and economics
  • Businesspeople
  • Anyone curious about the financial crisis of 2007

International Economics Bücher: Economics for the Common Good von Jean Tirole

Economics for the Common Good

Jean Tirole
4.0 (57 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Economics for the Common Good?

Jean Tirole’s Economics for the Common Good (2017) is a wide-ranging look at the contemporary economy, packed with plenty of insights into the theory and practice of modern-day economics. Deconstructing the supposed opposition of state and market, Tirole explores their many interconnections in fields ranging from climate change to property rights and the new digital economy.

Wer Economics for the Common Good lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the how, what and why of economics
  • Proponents of free markets and advocates of state regulation
  • Anyone who’s ever wondered why climate change is so hard to tackle

International Economics Bücher: Us vs. Them von Ian Bremmer

Us vs. Them

Ian Bremmer
The Failure of Globalism
4.4 (70 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Us vs. Them?

Us vs. Them (2018) explores how globalism has created both winners and losers and explains how the losers are now looking to set things right. In countries from the United States to China, from Venezuela to Turkey, unhappy citizens are making new demands of their governments, and populist politicians are promising easy answers. Us vs. Them offers a lucid take on the forces disrupting societies around the world and suggests potential solutions for the future.

Wer Us vs. Them lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in understanding populist forces and their origins
  • People concerned about the impact of robots on the workforce and society
  • Readers interested in foreign affairs and political science

International Economics Bücher: The End of Poverty von Jeffrey Sachs

The End of Poverty

Jeffrey Sachs
Economic Possibilities for Our Time
4.2 (71 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The End of Poverty?

The End of Poverty (2005) is a guide to ending extreme poverty once and for all. These blinks explain how little investment is actually required to transform the lives of millions. That is, as long as it’s spent wisely.

Wer The End of Poverty lesen sollte

  • Anybody who wants to end global poverty
  • Everyone with an interest in politics or international relations
  • Every charitable person

International Economics Bücher: Adults in The Room von Yanis Varoufakis

Adults in The Room

Yanis Varoufakis
My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment
4.1 (67 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Adults in The Room?

Adults in the Room (2017) is a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of what it’s like to deal with the European Union establishment, as experienced by the former Minister of Finance of Greece. This scathing exposé shows that, when it comes to global politics, the best interests of weaker nations aren’t always of the utmost importance to those in charge.

Wer Adults in The Room lesen sollte

  • European citizens
  • Anyone interested in European politics
  • Students of economics and world affairs

International Economics Bücher: Doughnut Economics von Kate Raworth

Doughnut Economics

Kate Raworth
Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
4.1 (169 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Doughnut Economics?

Doughnut Economics (2017) is a call to arms for a fresh approach to economics. As inequality soars and environmental crisis looms, the book’s central question has never seemed more relevant. How can we build a just economic system that allows us to thrive while preserving the planet? A good place to start, Kate Raworth suggests, is to do away with the old myths that have shaped economic thinking for so long. Zeroing in on the doughnut-shaped “sweet spot” in which our needs can be sustainably met, this is a thought-provoking read which might just help save the world.

Wer Doughnut Economics lesen sollte

  • Anyone losing sleep over the Earth’s future as climate change kicks in
  • Economic innovators in search of new models for a new century
  • Fans of fresh thinking on big topics

International Economics Bücher: The Silk Roads von Peter Frankopan

The Silk Roads

Peter Frankopan
A New History of the World
4.6 (195 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Silk Roads?

The Silk Roads (2015) is a comprehensive history of the world, written with an eye to the networks of trade that shaped it. The networks of trade first established in ancient Persia and later linked with Chinese trade routes created a great network between the East and the West. But these Silk Roads are not relics of the past. They have morphed and changed, and their impact can be felt today, right down to America’s fateful engagement in the region where it all began.

Wer The Silk Roads lesen sollte

  • Economists looking for historical parallels
  • Intrigued followers of world events who want to learn about trade
  • Historians of all stripes

International Economics Bücher: Edge of Chaos von Dambisa Moyo

Edge of Chaos

Dambisa Moyo
Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It
3.8 (60 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Edge of Chaos?

Edge of Chaos (2018) examines the key challenges that liberal democracies around the world are facing today. Aging populations, limited resources and increasing debt are all threats to these countries’ economic well-being – but so too are the “remedies” of short-term policies and protectionism. Author Dambisa Moyo examines that misguided agenda and presents a radical blueprint for economic growth in the twenty-first century.

Wer Edge of Chaos lesen sollte

  • Citizens concerned about Brexit and Donald Trump
  • Policymakers interested in rebuilding their political systems
  • Curious readers hoping to get a grip on global economic systems

International Economics Bücher: India After Gandhi von Ramachandra Guha

India After Gandhi

Ramachandra Guha
The History of the World’s Largest Democracy
4.5 (130 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in India After Gandhi?

India after Gandhi (2007) chronicles the story of post-independence India. For centuries, the country was ruled by colonial overlords, but that changed in 1947. After a long struggle for independence, Indians gained self-rule. Since then, the journey hasn’t been easy, but India remains a persevering and determined democracy – and the largest the world has ever seen.

Wer India After Gandhi lesen sollte

  • Students of history interested in the region of south Asia
  • Indians looking to learn more about their contemporary history
  • Political junkies looking to clue into a new region

International Economics Bücher: The New Silk Roads von Peter Frankopan

The New Silk Roads

Peter Frankopan
The Present and Future of the World
3.9 (147 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The New Silk Roads?

The New Silk Roads (2018) explores current affairs and political trends from an Eastern perspective. Using up-to-date examples and staggering statistics, the blinks explain the complicated global relationships and alliances at play in international relations today.

Wer The New Silk Roads lesen sollte

  • Current affairs enthusiasts looking for fresh insights
  • History buffs wanting a new perspective
  • Business leaders wanting to prepare for the world of tomorrow

International Economics Bücher: The AI Economy von Roger Bootle

The AI Economy

Roger Bootle
Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Robot Age
4.0 (202 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The AI Economy?

The AI Economy tackles the most pressing economic questions surrounding the rise of Artificial Intelligence. How will the development and spread of smart machines’ age affect our jobs, wages and work hours? How will it impact investment, interest rates and inequality? Acclaimed economist Roger Bootle applies his knowledge of history, technology and macroeconomics to investigate how the fourth industrial revolution will transform the global economy. 

Wer The AI Economy lesen sollte

  • Business owners and investors who want to make the most of the new economy
  • Government officials and policymakers who want to help people thrive in the robot age
  • Individuals who wish to prepare themselves for the AI revolution

International Economics Bücher: The Third Pillar von Raghuram Rajan

The Third Pillar

Raghuram Rajan
The Revival of Community in a Polarized World
4.4 (38 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Third Pillar?

The Third Pillar (2019) traces the evolving relationship between the three “pillars” of human life – the state, markets and communities – from the medieval period to our own age. Economist Raghuram Rajan argues that, throughout history, societies have struggled to find a sustainable balance between these pillars. Today is no different: caught between uncontrolled markets and a discredited state, communities everywhere are in decline. That, Rajan concludes, is jet fuel for populist movements. But a more balanced kind of social order is possible.

Wer The Third Pillar lesen sollte

  • Anyone apprehensive about the rise of intolerant political movements
  • Historians and economists
  • Community organizers and neighborhood activists

International Economics Bücher: The Anarchy von William Dalrymple

The Anarchy

William Dalrymple
The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire
4.5 (132 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Anarchy?

The Anarchy (2019) details how the East India Company, an English joint-stock corporation, came to rule the British economy – and the fates of 200 million South Asians. From its founding in 1599 by privateers and pirates to its time as master of the largest standing army in South Asia, the Company fanned the flames of anarchy, then used the resulting chaos as an opportunity to loot an empire.  

Wer The Anarchy lesen sollte

  • History hounds so appalled by colonialism that they can’t look away
  • Those interested in how corporations came to rule our lives
  • Travel junkies looking to contextualize their time in India

International Economics Bücher: Open von Johan Norberg


Johan Norberg
The Story of Human Progress
4.5 (65 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Open?

Open (2020) traces the progress of ancient and modern human accomplishments, and reveals that behind all of our major advancements is a policy of openness, tolerance, and free trade. You’ll see how, from the Phoenicians to the Dutch East India Trading Company, the free flow of commerce and ideas has led to wealth, innovation, and problem-solving that would have never been possible otherwise.

Wer Open lesen sollte

  • History buffs
  • Those interested in the Brexit debate
  • People keen to know the secrets of innovation and progress

International Economics Bücher: The Value of Everything von Mariana Mazzucato

The Value of Everything

Mariana Mazzucato
Making and Taking in the Global Economy
4.4 (138 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Value of Everything?

The Value of Everything (2018) presents an argument for redefining value in the economy so that we can better understand who really creates value, and who extracts it.

Wer The Value of Everything lesen sollte

  • Economists eager for new ideas
  • Fans of politics in search of change
  • Lovers of radical ideas and ambitious visions

International Economics Bücher: The Promise of Bitcoin von Bobby C. Lee

The Promise of Bitcoin

Bobby C. Lee
The Future of Money and How It Can Work for You
4.2 (338 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Promise of Bitcoin?

The Promise of Bitcoin (2021) is an introduction to the financial revolution that began in 2009 – the year an anonymous coder who called himself Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin. Rooted in the conviction that old monetary systems have failed us, this digital currency promises a more trustworthy, decentralized, and democratic alternative. How does it work? Few people can explain that better than Bobby Lee, a Bitcoin pioneer who’s been on the barricades since the revolution’s earliest days. 

Wer The Promise of Bitcoin lesen sollte

  • Investors looking for new opportunities
  • Critics of the banking system 
  • Technophobes wondering what all the Bitcoin fuss is about

International Economics Bücher: Economic Facts and Fallacies von Thomas Sowell

Economic Facts and Fallacies

Thomas Sowell
3.4 (702 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Economic Facts and Fallacies?

Economic Facts and Fallacies (2008) takes some common assumptions about economics and politics and reveals them as fallacies. It’s only by facing uncomfortable truths, the book argues, that we can begin to solve the problems in front of us.

Wer Economic Facts and Fallacies lesen sollte

  • Those interested in politics and economics
  • Anyone looking for a contrary perspective
  • Libertarians and conservatives

International Economics Bücher: Drive von Daniel Pink


Daniel Pink
The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
4.6 (603 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Drive?

Drive (2009) points out that many organizations still follow a “carrot and stick” approach, using external incentives to motivate people. It explains why this is a bad idea and introduces a more effective solution: sparking engagement by catering to the psychology of intrinsic motivation.

Wer Drive lesen sollte

  • Psychology buffs interested in human behavior
  • Executives who’d like to leverage the power of intrinsic motivation
  • Anyone who wants to find out how to effectively motivate themselves

International Economics Bücher: Shutdown von Adam Tooze


Adam Tooze
How Covid Shook the World's Economy
3.4 (93 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Shutdown?

Shutdown (2021) explores the unprecedented shock COVID-19 dealt the world economy. The story begins with the revelation of the disease in January 2020 by Chinese President Xi Jinping and ends precisely a year later with the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, and through this history, Shutdown shows how markets and governments reeled from the blow, how they regained their footing, and what we might learn for the next worldwide crisis. 

Wer Shutdown lesen sollte

  • News junkies and history buffs alike
  • Those who know that economic policy matters
  • Anyone seeking perspective on our tumultuous times

International Economics Bücher: The Raging 2020s von Alec Ross

The Raging 2020s

Alec Ross
Companies, Countries, People – and the Fight for Our Future
3.8 (93 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Raging 2020s?

The Raging 2020s (2021) is an autopsy of the American social contract, which once kept companies, governments, and individuals in stable harmony but has since broken down. In particular, it describes how the power of corporations has expanded in recent years while federal might has waned –⁠ and how the result is that companies have more control over people’s lives than ever before. We must work to restore the balance and write a new social contract for the modern age.

Wer The Raging 2020s lesen sollte

  • Citizens concerned about the increasing power of corporations
  • Current or aspiring politicians and activists
  • Anyone who sees the value in capitalism but thinks it can be improved

International Economics Bücher: Earth for All von Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, Owen Gaffney, Jayati Ghosh, Jorgen Randers, Johan Rockstrom and Per Espen Stoknes

Earth for All

Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, Owen Gaffney, Jayati Ghosh, Jorgen Randers, Johan Rockstrom and Per Espen Stoknes
A Survival Guide for Humanity
4.4 (40 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Earth for All?

Earth for All (2022) is more than a book – it’s a survival guide. After centuries of industrialization, population growth, and rising inequality, our planet is now at a tipping point. We are already learning to live with pandemics, war, wildfires, and more. This guide offers timely, practical solutions for the urgent problems facing humankind.

Wer Earth for All lesen sollte

  • People concerned about climate change
  • Activists seeking a better future
  • Residents of planet Earth – in other words, all of us!

International Economics Bücher: Slouching Towards Utopia von J. Bradford DeLong

Slouching Towards Utopia

J. Bradford DeLong
An Economic History of the Twentieth Century
4.1 (41 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Slouching Towards Utopia?

Slouching Towards Utopia (2022) examines the “long century” between 1870 and 2010, during which technological progress, globalization, and the advent of social democracy opened a new horizon of human progress. Barring the horror years of World Wars I and II, humanity seemed to be on a slow, uneven crawl toward utopia. But in 2010, the tables turned. Economic progress in the Global North ground to a halt. 

Wer Slouching Towards Utopia lesen sollte

  • History buffs
  • John Maynard Keynes fans
  • Anyone wondering how the world became so unequal

International Economics Bücher: How the World Really Works von Vaclav Smil

How the World Really Works

Vaclav Smil
The Science of Our Past, Present and Future
4.4 (552 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How the World Really Works?

How the World Really Works (2022) tackles a paradox at the heart of the modern world: we’ve never had so much information at our fingertips and never known so little about how things actually work. Of course, we can’t be experts in everything. But, Vaclav Smil argues, it’s our duty as citizens to be informed about the basics – the big questions that shape our societies and their futures.

Wer How the World Really Works lesen sollte

  • History and science enthusiasts
  • Anyone interested in how their food gets made
  • Those wondering what energy actually is

International Economics Bücher: MegaThreats von Nouriel Roubini


Nouriel Roubini
Ten Dangerous Trends That Imperil Our Future, and How to Survive Them
3.9 (354 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in MegaThreats?

MegaThreats (2022) delves into the ten most pressing potential threats to humanity's future. The author examines the evidence and potential consequences for each threat, questioning whether we are doing enough to prevent or prepare for them.

Wer MegaThreats lesen sollte

  • Futurists
  • Students of economics
  • Doomsday preppers

International Economics Bücher: The End of the World Is Just the Beginning von Peter Zeihan

The End of the World Is Just the Beginning

Peter Zeihan
Mapping the Collapse of Globalization
4.4 (193 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The End of the World Is Just the Beginning?

The End of the World Is Just Beginning (2022) asks what happens if or when the United States stops policing the global order it established after the Second World War. The short answer is that the world as we know it will come to a grinding, potentially violent halt. The longer answer takes us on a thrilling ride through the politics and economics of trade, energy, and foreign policy. 

Wer The End of the World Is Just the Beginning lesen sollte

  • History buffs 
  • Politicos with an interest in foreign policy
  • Anyone trying to figure out global events

International Economics Bücher: Profit Over People von Noam Chomsky

Profit Over People

Noam Chomsky
Neoliberalism and Global Order
4.3 (367 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Profit Over People?

Profit Over People (1999) is a deep dive into the often hidden world of neoliberalism, revealing how global power structures and US policies are influenced by corporate interests. You’ll be taken on a journey that uncovers an economic system geared toward the affluent, often to the detriment of the many.

Wer Profit Over People lesen sollte

  • Students of economics or international relations 
  • Policymakers and businesspeople
  • Curious minds interested in the way our world works

International Economics Bücher: Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation von John Manners-Bell, Ken Lyon

Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation

John Manners-Bell, Ken Lyon
A Practical Guide to Disruptive Technologies and New Business Models
4.0 (111 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation?

Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation (2021) maps the current pain points and inefficiencies in global supply chains while charting the innovations and new technologies poised to transform the system. It provides an insider's perspective on the practical challenges facing warehouses, ports, and logistics networks, along with realistic ideas for how leaders can leverage emerging tools like Internet of Things sensors and AI to make supply chains sustainable, resilient, and responsive. 

Wer Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation lesen sollte

  • Supply chain professionals
  • Logistics company leaders
  • Tech innovators

International Economics Bücher: Capital in the Twenty-First Century von Thomas Piketty

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty
3.4 (99 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Capital in the Twenty-First Century?

Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2013) offers a deep dive into the historical trends and dynamics of income and wealth inequality. Drawing from centuries of data, it examines how capital concentration perpetuates inequality and proposes bold solutions to address this growing divide.

Wer Capital in the Twenty-First Century lesen sollte

  • Economists studying wealth dynamics
  • Those who would like to contextualize modern economic issues with historical data
  • Advocates for social justice and economic equality

International Economics Bücher: You Will Own Nothing von Carol Roth

You Will Own Nothing

Carol Roth
Your War with a New Financial World Order and How to Fight Back
3.2 (265 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in You Will Own Nothing?

You Will Own Nothing (2023) challenges you to confront a possible future where global elites dictate what you do and don’t have. Dive into an investigation of the forces striving to reshape our very notions of ownership, and discover strategies to ensure your autonomy and assets aren't just safe but thriving. Brace yourself: it's time to redefine your future.

Wer You Will Own Nothing lesen sollte

  • Financial enthusiasts exploring global economic shifts.
  • Technological futurists keen on societal implications.
  • Advocates for personal rights and wealth autonomy.

International Economics Bücher: To Dye For von Alden Wicker

To Dye For

Alden Wicker
How Toxic Fashion Is Making Us Sick
4.4 (20 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in To Dye For?

To Dye For (2023) exposes how the fashion industry harms human health and exploits workers through its use of toxic dyes and lack of supply chain transparency. It delves into the environmental and human costs behind our clothes, while also spotlighting companies innovating health-conscious dyes and production methods. Ultimately, it challenges consumers to make informed choices in order to pressure brands to clean up one of the world’s dirtiest industries.

Wer To Dye For lesen sollte

  • Consumers wanting to make health- and eco-conscious clothing choices
  • Fashion and textile industry professionals
  • Environmental and workers’ rights activists

International Economics Bücher: VISA von Paul Chutkow


Paul Chutkow
The Power of an Idea
4.4 (148 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in VISA?

Visa (2001) chronicles the humble beginnings of the founder of the Bank of America whose vision to financially empower the people gave rise to an idea that today connects over 22,000 banks and financial institutions.

Wer VISA lesen sollte

  • History buffs particularly interested in financial history
  • E-commerce enthusiasts who want to know more about technology’s role in the success of Visa
  • Finance professionals and students looking for a deeper understanding of the growth of payment systems

International Economics Bücher: Prediction Machines von Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans & Avi Goldfarb

Prediction Machines

Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans & Avi Goldfarb
The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence
4.0 (46 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Prediction Machines?

Prediction Machines (2018) delves into the transformative impact of artificial intelligence on the economics of decision-making. It highlights how AI reduces the cost of predictions, reshapes business problems, and influences decision-making amid uncertainty. The work further explores the value of data in today’s AI-driven economy and the changing dynamics between human labor and automation.

Wer Prediction Machines lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs looking to leverage AI in their startups
  • Business students looking at the future of industries influenced by AI
  • Tech enthusiasts curious about the intersection of AI and economics

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