New books

Stefan Szymanski, Playbooks and Checkbooks. I’ve blurbed this as “a deft mix of sports, history and accessible economic ideas”.

David Gardner, Last Chance. David is chief leader writer for the FT so I get to enjoy his incisive expertise on the middle east on a daily basis. The book is going to be excellent, I’m quite sure.

Africa’s Turn, by Edward Miguel and others. Thought-provoking optimism on Africa, but I prefered Economic Gangsters.

Thomas Ricks, The Gamble. I’m learning a lot from this, and it is enviably well-reported.

Tim Harford’s blog

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Tim, also known as the Undercover Economist, writes about the economics of everyday life.