• “In Times of Confusion, It’s Crucial That the Message Gets Through.”
    Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo / Photo by Bryce Vickmark/MIT/UPI/laif
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    “In Times of Confusion, It’s Crucial That the Message Gets Through.”

    Nobel Laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit V. Banerjee on the surprisingly commonsensical nature of economics, and how COVID-19 will affect the global fight against poverty and the quality of economic policy.

  • Vote for Your Book of the Year!
    Vote for Your Book of the Year!

    For the 20th anniversary edition of the getAbstract International Book Award, readers are invited to cast their votes for the Readers’ Choice Award.

  • The Selection Criteria
    The Selection Criteria

    Discover how our jury narrowed down over 10,000 recent releases to just 10 finalists, before selecting the shortlist – and finally the winners.

  • “The book was always meant to be useful!”
    “The book was always meant to be useful!”

    getAbstract asks Clive Priddle, editor and publisher, five questions about the getAbstract International Book Award-winning title Good Economics for Hard Times, including working lunches in Paris and making complex concepts comprehensible.

  • “Passivity Is Depressing, Activity Is Energizing.”
    Rosabeth Moss Kanter / Photo: Jason Grow
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    “Passivity Is Depressing, Activity Is Energizing.”

    The doyenne of leadership experts, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, on the importance of advanced leadership in times of crisis, more diversity at the executive level, and the need to reinvent institutions.

  • “If a Diversity Expert Can Fail So Epically, Anyone Can.”
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    “If a Diversity Expert Can Fail So Epically, Anyone Can.”

    Tiffany Jana and Michael Baran on subtle acts of exclusion, how to recognize them, how to avoid them and how to deal with them proactively – on both sides of a conversation.

  • “Our Level of Knowledge About China Is Not Sufficient”
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    “Our Level of Knowledge About China Is Not Sufficient”

    China is systematically trying to expand its influence in the world. China expert Mareike Ohlberg – co-author of Hidden Hand – Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping the World – speaks of infiltration.…

  • “Lack of Competition Generates Hubris…”
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    “Lack of Competition Generates Hubris…”

    …and unfortunately, this also applies to the economic system the world largely adopted and is now relying on: capitalism. The world’s leading inequality scholar, Branko Milanović talks about global income disparities, resurgent ideologies and the…

  • getAbstract International Book Award
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  • “Public Attention Is Not Awarded Rationally. It Has To Be Carried by a Story”
    Robert J. Shiller, Kai Nedden/laif
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    “Public Attention Is Not Awarded Rationally. It Has To Be Carried by a Story”

    In his new book, economist and Nobel laureate Robert Shiller argues that he and his fellow dismal scientists need to look beyond the usual data point: Stories are what really drive decisions to spend, save…