The GEN book club meets every couple of months on the last Thursday of the month. We take it in turns discussing popular economics/policy/data books and articles from publications like The Economist and The Atlantic. To come along to the event you don’t have to have read the book or article, though having some idea of what we’ll be discussing will be handy! We hope to have a general discussion and then chat about how the ideas and themes involved in the book or article in question could apply to our work. Beverages will be available for purchase at the bar.
5.15pm, Thursday 20 April
Fully Grown: Why a stagnant economy is a sign of success – Dietrich Vollrath
“A wide-ranging and original study of the slowdown in economic growth” – Economist, Best Books of the Year 2020, “makes a coherent and compelling argument that American productivity growth has only mildly faltered.” Wall St Journal
Available: on Kindle, or through Book Depository
Venue: Back bar at the Backbencher, Molesworth St
BOOK HERE for the in person event, or here for ONLINE
5.15pm, Thursday 22 June (CANCELLED)
Licence to be Bad by Jonathan Aldred (postponed from November)
Described by Ha-Joon Chang as “A Must Read” and by the Sunday Telegraph as “A fascinating assault on modern economic orthodoxy.”
Available: on Kindle, at Unity Books, and through WCC Library
Venue: Back bar at the Backbencher, Molesworth St and online
If you are interested in hosting one of these book club evenings, we welcome your suggestion of book. The only responsibility for a host is to read the book in question.