Book notes: Narrative economics, by Robert Shiller

The book is good fun to read, but some elements are a little disappointing

Narrative Economics by Robert Shiller

Robert Shiller, Narrative economics: how stories go viral & drive major economic events, Princeton University Press, 2019, 377 pages

This book must have been rather fun to write. It is based on the progressive digitisation of (often much earlier) newspapers and books, in this case done mainly by ProQuest News & Newspapers and by Google Trends and Ngrams, which allows the author to check the frequency with which a word or phrase gets repeated in the relevant press, or in books. What Shiller

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