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Sergei Guriev

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Sergey M. Guriyev is a Russian economist, a professor of economics at the Instituts d'études politiques in Paris. In 2016-19, he was the chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
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In the words of economist and scholar Arnold Kling, Martin Gurri saw it coming.Technology has categorically reversed the information balance of power between the public and the elites who manage the great hierarchical institutions of the industrial age government, political parties, the media.The Revolt of the Public tells the story of how insurgen...
Sergei Guriev
Oct 09, 2020
On page 1, we do refer to @mgurri "Revolt of the Public" main thesis (quoting his 2018 edition's pp. 90-91). His argument also helps us make sense of the main result (as we discuss in section 4.2). This is indeed a great book, highly recommended!      source
Voices from Chernobyl
Svetlana Alexievich - Jul 01, 2019 (first published in 1997)
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On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred at the Chernobyl complex in Pripyat. English-language reportage on the incident has, so far, focused on facts, names, and data; Voices from Chernobyl presents first-hand accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they lived th...
Sergei Guriev
Jun 14, 2019
Chairing the @Pushkin_House book prize jury has been just great! The tragic part of this job was that we could only select 1 winner. But we did choose an excellent book - and we actually made the choice before the #ChernobylHBO series by @clmazin !      source
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Economics Rules
The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science
Dani Rodrik - Oct 13, 2015
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In the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, economics seems anything but a science. In this sharp, masterfully argued book, Dani Rodrik, a leading critic from within, takes a close look at economics to examine when it falls short and when it works, to give a surprisingly upbeat account of the discipline.Drawing on the history of th...
Sergei Guriev
Mar 14, 2019
The second day of the #7daysbookchallenge : the best book about modern economics, about what it can and cannot deliver is Dani Rodrik’s “Economics Rules: The Righths and Wrongs of the Dismal Sciences”      source