1. Edward Glaeser, Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier. Self-recommending. I've browsed a few pages and he seems like…such a normal, happy man.
2. Bengt Holmstrom and Jean Tirole, Inside and Outside Liquidity. This is a take on what follows from the imperfect pledgeability of corporate assets, by two of the world's leading economic theorists.
3. Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, David A. Siegel, and Michael M. Ting, A Behavioral Theory of Elections. The point is to predict both turnout and voting behavior (hard to get both right at once in a model), and the authors a computational model on top of all of that. I have long been wanting more behavioral public choice.