Economic Affairs

Economic Affairs 44.1




Introduction, by J.R. Shackleton


The Covid-19 lesson from Sweden: Don’t lock down, by Frederik NG Andersson and Lars Jonung (Open Access)

Did government support delay bankruptcy during the pandemic?, by Hazwan Haini, Pang Wei Loon, Lawal Olamilekan Abdulwahab, and Wafid Sophian

Reassessing the Bengal Famine of 1943, by Hira Jungkow and Herbert Anderson

The case for 100% money: Ten reasons for separating money issuance from banking, by Samuel Demeulemeester (Open Access)

So far, Central Bank Digital Currencies have failed, by Kevin Dowd (Open Access)

Reassessing climate disclosure demands: An examination of stakeholder perspectives beyond institutional investors, Emre Kuvvet

The political economy of fiscal dominance: Evidence from the Chilean government of Salvador Allende, by Víctor I Espinosa and David O Cueva


Moving to the Left: what people in Chile think of capitalism and the rich, by Axel Kaiser and Rainer Zitelmann (Open Access)

The 1.5o mantra, by Peter Zweifel

An experiment in market-led higher education: The case of the Buckingham ‘licence’, by James Tooley (Open Access)


Who do you think is the greatest-ever economist?, Mark Skousen

Gary Becker’s extraordinary legacy, by Pedro Schwartz


The capitalist manifesto: Why the global free market will save the world By Johan Norberg. (Atlantic Books. 2023. 352 pp. £20.00 (hbk). ISBN: 978-1838957896. £9.99 (ebk). ISBN: 978-838957919), by Michael James

The individualists: Radicals, reactionaries and the struggle for the soul of libertarianism By Matt Zwolinski and John Tomasi. (Princeton University Press. 2023. 416 pp. £30 (hbk). ISBN: 978-0691155548. £21.00 (ebk). ISBN: 978-0691241043), by Charles Amos

Faith in markets: Christian capitalism in the early American republic By Joseph P Slaughter. (Columbia University Press. 2023. 400 pp. £117.00 (hbk). ISBN: 978-0231191104. £30.00 (pbk). ISBN: 978-0231191111. £30.00 (ebk). ISBN: 978-0231549257), by Benedikt Koehler

Sing as we go: Britain between the wars By Simon Heffer. (Hutchinson Heinemann. 2023. 948 pp. £35.00 (hbk). ISBN: 978-1529152647. £14.99 (pbk). ISBN: 978-781804940983. £10.99 (ebk). ISBN: 978-1529152654), by J.R. Shackleton

Why not better and cheaper? Healthcare and innovation By James B Rebitzer and Robert S Rebitzer. (Oxford University Press. 2023. 200 pp. £22.99 (hbk). ISBN: 978-0197603109. £17.36 (ebk). ISBN: 978-0197603123), by Kristian Niemietz

The women who made modern economics By Rachel Reeves. (Basic Books. 2023. 288 pp. £20.00 (hbk). ISBN: 978-1399807449. £20.00 (ebk). ISBN: 978-1399807470), by Annabel Denham