Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in the economy a blessing or a curse? The answers to basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon of economics can be daunting. A Little History of Economics by Niall Kishtainy and published by Yale University Press, is a clear, accessible and engaging book ideal for young readers new to economics and for anyone who seeks a better understanding of economic history and ideas from ancient times right up to the present day.
Economics in Minutes by Niall Kishtainy published by Quercus in 2014, is a handy short introduction to key economic ideas. It condenses concepts such as quantitative easing and stagflation into 200 brief and easily digested entries. The book takes in broad areas such as money, economic policy and the global economy and explains all those bits of economic jargon you’d always wondered about. The illustrations help you understand and remember the ideas.
The Economics Book was published by Dorling Kindersley in 2012. Niall Kishtainy was the lead author in a group of six writers. The book takes you through more than 100 of the big ideas in economics, covering everything from ancient thought right up to cutting-edge modern developments such as financial engineering and behavioural economics. Nifty graphics, step-by-step summaries and mind maps help clarify the trickier concepts.
Niall Kishtainy was a contributor to The Politics Book, another Dorling Kindersley production, published in 2013. The book presents groundbreaking ideas in the history of politics, helpfully broken down so that they can be easily grasped. Chapters span ancient political thought and modern topics such as fascism, colonialism and the politics of war. The book includes a glossary of political terms and a directory of political thinkers.