Some big news …

by John Quiggin on July 24, 2018

… least for me. Princeton University Press has agreed to publish my book, Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work and Why they can Fail so Badly. I’ve been working on it for seven years, but it’s finally done. It should be published in the first half of 2019.

Stay tuned for news on a possible Australian edition.



Layman 07.24.18 at 11:51 am

Nice! Congrats. I’ve enjoyed reading pieces of it here.


John Holbo 07.24.18 at 12:31 pm



Lee A. Arnold 07.24.18 at 12:57 pm

It’ll be on my shelf next to your Zombie Economics.


Bill Benzon 07.24.18 at 1:37 pm

Great news, John !


John Ford 07.24.18 at 2:20 pm

Wonderful! Congratulations. I’ve been following–much needed.


Ray Vinmad 07.24.18 at 2:58 pm

Congratulations! I’ve learned so much from the chapters you’ve published. They are so well-crafted. This is a much-needed addition to the economics canon for sure.


Maria 07.24.18 at 3:09 pm

Great news. Looking forward to reading it, John!


Sebastian H 07.24.18 at 3:51 pm

That’s great news!


RickM 07.24.18 at 3:55 pm

I’m only a lurker for the most part, but Congratulations!


Orejon 07.24.18 at 6:48 pm

Congratulations! Looking forward to picking up a copy.


TKD 07.25.18 at 2:20 am

Well done – it will go beside the first edition – I will be pre-ordering as soon as I can


Alan White 07.25.18 at 4:13 am

As an economic simple-minded dolt I have to say I learned a lot from reading your chapters, and congratulate you on this!


Richard Starkey 07.25.18 at 5:12 am

Many congratulations!

I’d be very interested to hear any reflections you might have on putting your draft chapters out for public scrutiny. Very brave of you. How useful did you find it? How much value do you feel it added?


Raven Onthill 07.25.18 at 7:51 pm



John Quiggin 07.26.18 at 7:22 am

Thanks to everyone for kind words.

Richard Starkey @13 My previous book, Zombie Economics started out as a blog post, so it was natural to keep on posting drafts. That worked really well, so now I wouldn’t write a book any other way. I got lots of benefits, from copy editing to stylistic tips to substantive points where I was unclear of wrong.


Ingrid Robeyns 07.27.18 at 3:26 pm

Congratulations, John! And very nice to see that the blogging-the-draft-bookchapters worked so well for you – once again!


ph 07.27.18 at 11:33 pm

Hi John, I just read the best analysis of the current information environment in the US in the Nation by Michael Massing, co-founder of the Committee to Protect Journalists, frequent contributor at the Guardian, Columbia Journalism Review, New York Review of Books, etc. I highly recommend it and hope you’ll allow me to post the link here. Cheers.

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