Extreme Economies by Richard Davies Longlisted for Business Book of the Year

Aug 12, 2019

Richard Davies’s book, Extreme Economies, has been longlisted for the 2019 FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year award. Set to be published by Penguin on the 5th of September this year, Extreme Economies takes the reader off the beaten path, introducing people living at the world’s margins.

From disaster zones and displaced societies to failed states and hidden rainforest communities, the lives of people who inhabit these little-known places tend to be ignored by economists and policy makers. Richard Davies argues that this is a mistake, and explains why the world’s overlooked extremes offer a glimpse of the forces that underlie human resilience, help markets to function and cause them to fail, and will come to shape our collective future.

Longlisted for the presitigious award, Richard’s insightful and original book will compete for the top prize of £30,000.

Now in its 15th year, the award will go to the book that offers the “most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics”. Judges will select up to six finalists and announce a shortlist on September 16. The prize will be awarded in New York on December 3. Runners-up will receive £10,000 each.