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15.09.11 | Katie Allen
Titles exploring the rise and fall of the American dollar, the boom in cities and the economics of poverty have been shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.
OUP’s Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar by Barry Eichengreen will contend with Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier by Edward L Glaeser (Macmillan) and Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit V Banerjee and Esther Duflo (Public Affairs).
The list is completed by The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin (Allen Lane); Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril by Margaret Heffernan (Simon & Schuster); and Good Strategy, Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters by Richard Rumelt (Profile).
Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: "I am delighted with the breadth and depth of this year's shortlist. The books are intellectually stimulating, offer something provocative and different and open up new vistas on the business world."
The winner will be announced at an event on 3rd November at the Wallace Collection in London. The winner will be awarded £30,000, and each of the remaining shortlisted authors will receive £10,000 each.