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Washington Monthly Calls Blyth's Austerity "Essential Reading"

March 12, 2013

The Washington Monthly reviews Mark Blyth's forthcoming book, Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea in its March/April issue, calling it "essential reading." Blyth, who is professor of political science and faculty fellow at the Institute, brings an accessible, politically informed voice to a topic that is traditionally the province of economists. "The economy is much too important to leave to economists," writes reviewer Henry Farrell. "We need to understand how ideas shape it, and Blyth's new book provides an excellent starting point."