Search - List of Books by Lester Thurow

Lester Carl Thurow (born 1938) is a former dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of numerous bestsellers on economic topics.

Thurow was born in Livingston, Montana. He received his B.A. in political economy from Williams College in 1960, where he was in Theta Delta Chi and Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, and a Tyng Scholar. Thurow was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, and went to Balliol College, Oxford to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics, graduating in 1962 with first class honors. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1964.

Thurow is on the board of directors of Analog Devices, Grupo Casa Autrey, E-Trade, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.. Thurow was also one of the original founders of the Economic Policy Institute in 1986.

Thurow is currently an economics columnist for, among others, the Boston Globe and USA Today. He was previously an economics columnist for and on the editorial board of the New York Times, and was a contributing editor to Newsweek.

Thurow is a longtime advocate of a political and economic system of the Japanese and European type, in which governmental involvement in the direction of the economy is far more extensive than is presently the case in the United States — a model that has come to be known as "Third Way" philosophy. He has achieved some notoriety for books he wrote in the 1980s suggesting that the Soviet Union, due to their command economy, posed a significant economic threat to the United States. In 1989, two years before the USSR imploded, he wrote, "Can economic command significantly... accelerate the growth process? The remarkable performance of the Soviet Union suggests that it can... Today the Soviet Union is a country whose economic achievements bear comparison with those of the United States."[1]

In certain academic circles, he has earned the nickname "Less Than Thorough."

His best selling book, Head to Head: The Coming Economic Battle Among Japan, Europe and America published in 1993, compares economic growth and living standards among Japan, Europe, and the USA.

His other books include:
  • Fortune Favors the Bold: What we must do to build a new and lasting global prosperity (2003).
  • The Future of Capitalism: how today's economic forces shape tomorrow's world (1996).
  • The Zero-sum Solution: building a world-class American economy (1985).
  • Dangerous Currents: the state of economics (1983).
  • The Zero-sum Society: distribution and the possibilities for economic change (1980).
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Total Books: 19
Economics Explained Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works and Where It's Going
Fortune Favors The Bold What We Must Do To Build A New And Lasting Global Prosperity
Wirtschaft - Das sollte man wissen
2002 - Wirtschaft - Das Sollte Man Wissen (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783593370651
ISBN-10: 3593370654
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Dangerous Currents
2001 - Dangerous Currents [State of Economics] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780198771838
ISBN-10: 0198771835
Genre: Business & Money
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The Delta Project  Discovering New Sources of Profitability in a Networked Economy
Economics Explained  Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works and Where It's Going
1998 - Economics Explained Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works and Where It's Going (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780684846415
ISBN-10: 0684846411
Genre: Business & Money
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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The Information Revolution and the Arab World Its Impact on State and Society
1998 - The Information Revolution and the Arab World Its Impact on State and Society [Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781860642098
ISBN-10: 1860642098
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Science & Math, Politics & Social Sciences
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Al-Mutanaatehoon -Arabic  The Coming Economic Battle among Japan Europe and America
1996 - Al-mutanaatehoon -arabic the Coming Economic Battle Among Japan Europe and America [Head to Head] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781855165502
ISBN-10: 1855165503
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Economics Explained Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works and Where It's Going
1994 - Economics Explained Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works and Where It's Going (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671884222
ISBN-10: 0671884220
Genre: Business & Money
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Head to Head The Coming Economic Battle Among Japan Europe and America
1992 - Head to Head the Coming Economic Battle Among Japan Europe and America (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780688111502
ISBN-10: 0688111505
Genres: Business & Money, History
  • Currently 1.8/5 Stars.
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Zero-Sum Solution
1986 - Zero-sum Solution (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671628147
ISBN-10: 0671628143
Genre: Business & Money
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The Deficits How Big How Long How Dangerous
1985 - The Deficits How Big How Long How Dangerous [Joseph I. Lubin Memorial Lectures, 2] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780814710838
ISBN-10: 0814710832
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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New Testament Jerusalem
1984 - New Testament Jerusalem [Bible Jb] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780232516210
ISBN-10: 0232516219
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Dangerous Currents
1984 - Dangerous Currents (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394723686
ISBN-10: 0394723686
Genre: Business & Money
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Head to Head The Coming Economic Battle among Japan Europe and America
Head to Head
Head to Head (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781863734301
ISBN-10: 1863734309
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La Guerra del Siglo XXI
La Guerra Del Siglo Xxi [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789501512328
ISBN-10: 9501512320
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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