John Kay is a British economist. He has been a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford since 1970 and has held chairs at London Business School, the University of Oxford, and the London School of Economics.
Books by John Kay
Interviews with John Kay
Investing can seem scary if you’ve never done it before but it is, in fact, fairly straightforward. Economist John Kay recommends some investing books for beginners.
Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics
by Eric D. Beinhocker
Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters
by Richard Rumelt
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
by Michael Lewis
Guns, Germs and Steel
by Jared Diamond
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations
by David S Landes
Interviews where books by John Kay were recommended
The former international cricketer, author of a book on luck, and England’s national selector tells us about the chance happenings that have helped shape his life, for better or worse
Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life
by Avinash Dixit & Barry Nalebuff
Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible
by William Goetzmann
Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life
by David Friedman
The Truth About Markets: Why Some Nations are Rich But Most Remain Poor
by John Kay
Grand Pursuit: The Story of the People Who Made Modern Economics
by Sylvia Nasar
Nearly every aspect of our life is determined by economics, and yet it’s easy to go through life understanding very little about it. Author and columnist Tim Harford (aka the ‘Undercover Economist’) introduces the best books to get you thinking like an economist.
We need to build an entirely new market system, not just patch up the old one, says economics commentator Anatole Kaletsky. He picks the best books to help us think about what form a new capitalism might take.