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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Figuring Out The Past

Peter Turchin

The numbers that tell the story of humanity

Oddly Informative

Tom Standage

The latest edition in the Economist Explainer series, edited and introduced by Deputy Editor Tom Standage

The World in Conflict

John Andrews

The complete handbook on the causes and current status of global hostilities, now in its third edition

Branding that Means Business

Matt Johnson

New in the Economist Edge series: how brands can create enduring bonds with customers and markets in the post-digital age of social influence.

Surviving the Daily Grind

Philip Coggan

The esteemed Bartleby's one-stop guide to surviving the daily grind

Designing Organisations

Naomi Stanford

A new approach to structuring a business to support strategy and maximise efficiency

The Economist Guide to Commodities 2nd edition

Caroline Bain

The latest comprehensive overview of the forces at work in the world of commodities.

Truly Peculiar

Tom Standage

Another bestselling collection of astonishing explainers from The Economist

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.

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