In The Times‘ Christmas review of books about money, Oliver Kamm writes: The Times recommends Aftershock: “The crash of 2007-09 did not turn into a reprise of the 1930s mainly because policymakers had learnt from the mistakes of that era. They rescued the banks, slashed interest rates, and injected money into the economy to support [...]
Highlights: Oh! No! Not another book about the global financial crisis. But Aftershock (ambitiously subtitled ‘Reshaping the world economy after the crisis’) is one of the best. Philippe Legrain is that rare combination of a fine journalist with a decent grasp of economics, or perhaps that should be a first class economist who can actually write. [...]
Ode, July/August 2010. How consumer spending can help create a fairer, richer, greener and more stable global economy.
An article extracted from Aftershock in the new Ode magazine.
Check it out here.
Daniel Ben-Ami, author of Ferraris for All, has reviewed Aftershock in the latest Spiked review of books. Among other things he says: Few writers feel comfortable either with developing a broad view of the global economy or relaying their arguments in accessible terms. Philippe Legrain’s skill at both helps make Aftershock one of the best [...]
Max Dunbar reviews Aftershock in 3:AM magazine In his essential book Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them, the economist Philippe Legrain demolished the case against migration in both its economic and what he kindly terms its ‘cultural’ form. In that book he also made the argument for freedom of movement of labour to match the freedom of movement of [...]
I gave a talk about Aftershock at the RSA on 17 June. A video of it is now on YouTube. Audio is here.
As the world economy tiptoes back from the precipice, there is a growing appetite for books that try to read the future. Two thoughtful studies—one by a former Economist journalist and commentator on globalisation, Philippe Legrain, and the other by Raghuram Rajan, once the chief economist at the IMF and now at the University of Chicago—aim [...]
In his blog post, Dealing with Chermany, Paul Krugman advocates threatening China (and, indirectly, Germany) with an anti-dumping duty to get them to boost domestic demand. China has done nothing to change its policy of massive currency manipulation… Europe is going wild for fiscal austerity… everyone is counting on the US to become the consumer [...]
In his column in The Times today, David Aaronovitch uses Aftershock to buttress his arguments: Legrain is looking at how to fashion policy after the crisis. And he reminds his readers that Britain exists in a world of constant change, one that demands that we keep up. For example, we speak all the time about [...]
Paschal Donohoe, Senator for Dublin Central, and @PaschalD on Twitter, has posted a very positive review of Aftershock on his blog. Thank you.
I debated the issue on BBC’s Hardtalk with Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute and Italian politician Emma Bonino. Interview by Zeinab Badawi. Watch it on BBC iPlayer For those outside the UK who cannot access BBC iPlayer, watch it on YouTube. Part 2 Part 3
It’s Book of the Day in today’s Irish Times. Jim O’Leary, a senior fellow of the department of economics, finance and accounting at NUI Maynooth, concludes that: This is a book that is big in its breadth of content and vision, and refreshingly hopeful about the possibility of harnessing globalisation to the betterment of all [...]
Video of launch of Aftershock at LSE on 10 May 2010. In five parts. Part 2 » Part 3 » Part 4 » Part 5
I was interviewed on RTE Radio 1′s Today with Pat Kenny show today about Aftershock and prospects for Ireland’s economy. Listen to it here.
Listen again, or for the first time. Thank you to LSE for making the recording. Thanks to Mark Hillary, outsourcing guru and good mate, for the photo.
Thanks to everyone who came to the launch of Aftershock at LSE last night. It was a great success. Mark Hillary took some photos of it. Hope you enjoy the book.. and please spread the word!
We’ve already had a raft of books delineating the economic crisis, but it takes a brave soul to suggest ways to stop the rot. Enter Philippe Legrain, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, who sets out to determine how the global economy is changing, and what reforms are needed to [...]