Monday, December 10, 2007

Useful reading list for those who are interested in Economics

Greg Mankiw gave an interesting reading list on his blog:
A student emails me asking for a summer reading list. Here are ten very different books I like that are fun enough that you would not be embarrassed (well, not too embarrassed) reading them at the beach:
  1. Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom
  2. Robert Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers
  3. Paul Krugman, Peddling Prosperity
  4. Steven Landsburg, The Armchair Economist
  5. P.J. O'Rourke, Eat the Rich
  6. Burton Malkiel, A Random Walk Down Wall Street
  7. Avinash Dixit and Barry Nalebuff, Thinking Strategically
  8. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, Freakonomics
  9. John McMillan, Reinventing the Bazaar
  10. William Breit and Barry T. Hirsch, Lives of the Laureates
Of the ten books listed I have only read Steven Levitt's Freakonomics. So maybe I should pick out another book and spend sometime reading it during this winter vacation.

1 comment:

Chih-Hsiang Liao said...

Looks like you read a lot. That's wonderful.