Call for Book Reviews

Did you know that you can write a book review for the Young Scholar Initiative’s blog Economic Questions and get reimbursed for your book purchase?

As the YSI States and Market Working Group, we would like to encourage all those interested to review one of the books featured in our Monopoly Capital in the Contemporary Global Economy Webinar Series.

In this webinar series, we had the opportunity to discuss five fascinating books with the authors (and one more to come!).

If you are interested in reviewing one of these books, please email [email protected] with
· the title of the book you’d like to review
· a great opening paragraph for your article

You can find the list of books that featured in our webinar series as well as further details on how to submit your review and request reimbursement below.

States and Markets Working Group

List of Books
Monopoly Capital in the Contemporary Global Economy Webinar Series

  1. “Competition Overdose: How Free Market Mythology Transformed Us from Citizen Kings to Market Servants”
    Maurice E. Stucke (University of Tennessee) and Ariel Ezrachi (University of Oxford)

  1. “Capitalism, Power and Innovation: Intellectual Monopoly Capitalism Uncovered”
    Cecilia Rikap (CONICET, Université de Paris and Université de Technologie de Compiègne)

  2. “Automotive Industrialisation: Industrial Policy and Development in Southeast Asia”
    John Thoburn (University of East Anglia) and Kaoru Natsuda (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)

  1. “Techno-féodalisme: Critique de l'économie numérique”
    Cédric Durand (University of Geneva and Centre d'Économie Paris Nord)

  1. "How China Escaped Shock Therapy. The Market Reform Debate"
    Isabella M. Weber (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

  1. "The Global Police State"
    William I. Robinson (University of California)

Information on submitting your review and requesting reimbursement

Economic Questions is the community blog of the Young Scholars Initiative, and you can submit articles for it! If you write a review or reflection on one of the book from our webinar series, you may not only get published on the blog, but will also get reimbursed for the cost of the book (up to $60 USD)

If you’re interested, here’s what to do:
· Make sure review this style guide to see how you should structure your piece.
· Take a look at other book reviews if you’d like an example (here, here, here)
· Email [email protected] with

  • the title of the book you’d like to review
  • a great opening paragraph for your article

Based on your opening paragraph, you may be invited to write the full piece for publication on the blog. EQ will help you with edits, provide an illustration for your piece, and share it with the community. Note: Even if you do not write a review, you may still qualify for a reimbursement if you attended 50% of the sessions and co-lead at least one. To request that reimbursement, please fill this form.