Book notes: Shutdown, by Adam Tooze

Shutdown, by Adam Tooze

Adam Tooze, Shutdown: how Covid shook the world’s economy, Allen Lane, 2021, 368 pages

This book is a wide-ranging overview of the economic impact and policy reactions to the Covid-19 pandemic. Adam Tooze provides a ‘grand narrative’ of a year that turned out quite differently to anything we had ever seen before. As in his previous book – Crashed – about the global financial crisis, this book also deals quite extensively with the fiscal and monetary policies adopted to deal with this crisis

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