A deft, highly readable history of economics, full of humanity. You'll learn a lot – I did.
Tim Harford, author of Messy and The Undercover Economist
My latest book, A Little History of Economics, published by Yale University Press, was released in March 2017.
Starting in ancient times, A Little History of Economics tells of the great economic thinkers alongside the historical events that shaped them. Written for everyone, even complete beginners, the book demystifies economics,
a subject that’s usually laden with baffling jargon. Here economics comes to life as a dramatic story of debate and struggle between people who so often disagreed about how to solve the urgent problems of their times. The book ends in the present day in the middle of our own version of this struggle as we try to decide what to do about poverty, inequality and financial crisis.
This book is punchy and fun, and yet thorough in explaining what economists have contributed to our understanding of the world.
Robert J. Shiller, Nobel Laureate in Economics
This is a book about economics without a single graph or equation in sight! Instead we have beautiful illustrations by Hazel Partridge. Foreign editions of the book are planned in Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish.
You can find out more about A Little History of Economics by Niall Kishtainy at Yale University Press.