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Economics and Society

Established in 2017, Bristol University Press’ economics list is home to high profile books including Simon Wren Lewis’s The Lies We Were Told (shortlisted for a prestigious PROSE Award) and The Economics of Arrival by Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams.

We publish books across all areas of the discipline (including the history of economic thought and economic history), but we are increasingly focused on work that intersects with our global social challenges agenda.

We are currently expanding our programme and are especially interested in receiving proposals for student textbooks and trade titles written for non-specialist readers. If you are interested in discussing your writing plans then please contact our senior editor Paul Stevens (details and contact information below).  

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Our new Business and Management and Economics and Society catalogue is now available. Download the pdf here.

Browse Economics and Society articles on our Transforming Society blog.


Paul Stevens

Meet the Editor

Paul Stevens, Senior Commissioning Editor

I joined Bristol University Press in 2017, having spent several years publishing psychology and linguistics books with Palgrave Macmillan. I started my career at Cambridge University Press and have worked in a variety of publishing roles across the social sciences and humanities.

While every book is the product of an author’s vision and perseverance, I firmly believe that good publishing is about collaboration. Starting with the initial pitch and proposal, I enjoy working closely with my authors to help shape their ideas and ensure that the books realise their full potential. It’s a privilege to be able to do this at a press which values quality over quantity, and that’s unafraid to try some different things along the way.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to our Economics and Society list, please contact me at paul.stevens@bristol.ac.uk, visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines and I can be found on Twitter at @BristolUP_Paul.