The Economist is one of the world’s most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications, offering more than 1.6 million readers each week the trusted analysis and insight they need to understand the world around them. Profile’s Economist Books list reflects and shares these ambitions, offering a range of publications which aim to inform and entertain readers with the latest ideas, debates and analysis.

The list includes classics such as the annual Pocket World in Figures through to smart thinking on topics as wide ranging as the future of business or the latest on the role of contemporary Economics – as well as delightfully surprising and entertaining gift and humour titles like Figuring Out the Past or Seriously Curious. The classic Economist Business Guides series continues to provide leaders and managers with information they need to support organisational development and growth.

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Pocket World In Figures 2022

The new edition of this annual bestseller, packed with amazing data about the world in 2022

The Classical School

Callum Williams

A breezy, bracingly irreverent introduction to the founders of economics – how they lived, what they thought, what they got wrong and which of their i…


Philip Coggan

A panoramic history of trade, industry and economic thought, from prehistoric times to the present.

The Economist Guide To Change And Project Management

Paul Roberts

How to make sure that projects run to budget and schedule – and deliver the intended results.

Unconventional Wisdom

Tom Standage

Another bestselling collection of astonishing explainers from The Economist

Figuring Out The Past

Peter Turchin

The numbers that tell the story of humanity

Pocket World in Figures 2021

The new edition of this annual bestseller, packed with amazing data about the world in 2021

The Moon

Oliver Morton

An intimate, profound portrait of the Earth's closest neighbour

The World in Conflict

John Andrews

From a top Economist journalist, an all-new guide to the world's conflicts – recent, current and future

Uncommon Knowledge

Tom Standage

Following up 2016's hit Go Figure and 2018's Sunday Times bestseller Seriously Curious, another collection of astonishing bite-sized explain…

Pocket World in Figures 2020

Informative, entertaining and insightful … the fact-lovers Bible

Talk on the Wild Side

Lane Greene

Why won't language do as it's told? Join the Economist's Johnson columnist on a headspinning journey of discovery

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