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"Dynamism: The Values That Drive Innovation, Job Satisfaction, and Economic Growth," Edmund Phelps co-authored with Raicho Bojilov, Hian Teck Hoon and Gylfi Zoega. Harvard University Press, May 2020 Order here.

Phelps, Raicho Bojilov, Hian Teck Hoon, and Gylfi Zoega find evidence that differences in nations’ values matter—and quite a lot. It is no accident that the most innovative countries in the West were rich in values fueling dynamism. Nor is it an accident that economic dynamism in the United States, Britain, and France has suffered as state-centered and communitarian values have moved to the fore.

Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change
Princeton University Press, 2013
[TranslationsChinese (CITIC), Japanese (The Sakai Agency), Russian (Mockba), Korean (The Open Books Co.), Spanish (RBA) and French (Odile Jacob).]

Rethinking Expectations: The Way Forward For Macroeconomics
Conference volume for the Center on Capitalism and Society's 8th Conference
Edited by Roman Frydman and Edmund Phelps
Princeton University Press, December 2012

Rewarding Work: How to Restore Participation and Self-Support to Free Enterprise
Harvard University Press, 1997
[Translations: Italian (Laterza), Korean (Korea Economic Daily & Business Publications), and French (Economica)]


Seven Schools of Macroeconomic Thought: The Arne Ryde Lectures
Oxford University Press, 1990
[Translations: Italian (Il Mulino) and Japanese (Bunshindo)]

Golden Rules of Economic Growth
W.W. Norton, 1966