• "We learn most about ourselves at times of extreme stress and challenge. Using nine compelling country case studies, Richard Davies brilliantly demonstrates that the same is true of our economic systems. In its approach and insights, Extreme Economies is a revelation - and a must-read."

    Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England
  • "Richard Davies balances economics with art, exposing the trade-offs made by people living today and forcing us to question the outcomes of our decisions."

    Will Page, Chief Economist at Spotify
  • "Exciting to see economics strike out into the real world showing how trauma and chaos can yield raw truths about markets, monopolies and the state."

    Simon Jenkins
  • "Breathtaking. An entertaining, fascinating, important reminder of the power of economics to shape all of our lives."

    Ed Conway, Economics Editor of Sky News