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Stephen King – Grave New World – New book!

Stephen King is a successful economist and author who is currently HSBC’s Senior Economic Adviser.

His latest book, Grave New World – described by Lawrence Summers, former US Treasury Secretary, ‘a very important book at a crucial time’ – has been published few weeks ago.

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Prior to this book, Stephen King wrote When the Money Runs Out which was selected as a “book of the year” by the Financial Times, the Economist and the Times and has been translated into Complex Chinese, Croat, Czech, Italian, Mandarin and Russian. His first book, Losing Control, was published in 2010.

Stephen regularly writes columns and articles for renowned newspapers and magazines and appears frequently on both television and radio.

He is also a Special Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and sits on the Council of Management of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

Grave New World’s reviews:

What will replace the rules-based order of the past seven decades, as the era of globalization - and of prosperity and relative peace - shudders to an end? Stephen King's compelling and sobering exploration of recent trends makes it clear that the most likely outcomes of the crisis of globalization are deeply troubling. A world without a strong EU, WTO, NATO, and without American leadership, is going to be uncertain, dangerous and impoverished.

Diane Coyle, Professor of Economics, University of Manchester and author of GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History

In a powerful and well written book that draws on important historical insights, Stephen King explains why globalization is not as secure as many would have led you to believe - especially in a world where old and new political forces, as well as disruptive technologies, are aggressively competing to re-shape relationships, institutions and ideas. This is a must-read book for those wondering about the future functioning of the world economy and what it could entail not just for the global economic order but, also, the wellbeing of individual countries.

Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser, Allianz SE and author of The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability and Avoiding the Next Collapse

Stephen King has written a very important book at a crucial time. His vital historical perspective provides a unique contribution to current debates and his arguments deserve broad consideration.

Lawrence H. Summers, former US Treasury Secretary

Prophetic, brilliant and disturbing. Required reading to prepare for the world of the (very near) future.

Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

King reminds us both that over millennia there have been previous waves of globalisation and that, whilst they may have had different drivers, they fall as well as rise. And the falls have not been pretty. As a world, we have benefited greatly from the current wave over the last seven decades, and would if it continued. But that is far from inevitable and we must understand the longer history and the forces which are now putting this wave in serious question. King's analysis is fascinating and fun in its story telling and profoundly important in its substance.

Lord Nicholas Stern, President of The British Academy and I.G.Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the LSE, and cross-bench member of the House of Lords.

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