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Enrichment Economics - Recommended Reading for Student Economists

Seven new entries make it into my selection of thirty books designed to enrich, challenge and stretch able and ambitious students of our great subject. 

1.23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism (Ha-Joon Chang), ISBN: 1846143284

2.Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure (Tim Harford) ISBN: 1408701529

3.Animal Spirits (Akerlof and Shiller) ISBN: 978-0-691-14233-3

4.Art of Strategy (Dixit and Nalebuff) ISBN: 978-0-393-06243-4 – especially good for Game Theory

5.Assumptions Economists Make: (Jonathan Schlefer), ISBN: 0674052269

6.Carbon Crunch: How We're Getting Climate Change Wrong (Dieter Helm), ISBN: 0300186592

7.Debunking Economics: (Steve Keen) ISBN: 978-1848139923

8.Development as Freedom: (Amartya Sen): ISBN: 0192893300

9.End this Depression Now! (Paul Krugman) ISBN: 978-0393088779

10.Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction: (Ken Binmore) 978-0199218462

11.Grand Pursuit: The Story of the People Who Made Modern Economics (Sylvia Nasar) ISBN: 1841154563

12.How Do We Fix This Mess?: The Economic Price of Having it All (Robert Peston), ISBN: 1444757091

13.How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities (John Cassidy) ISBN: 1846143004

14.Keynes – the Return of the Master (Skidelsky) ISBN: 184614258X

15.Made in Britain: How the nation earns its living: (Evan Davis) ISBN: 0349123780

16.Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, (Chris Anderson), ISBN: 184794065X

17.Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the New World Order (Philip Coggan) ISBN: 1846145104 

18.Poor Economics: Rethinking Ways to Fight Global Poverty (Banerjee & Duflo) ISBN: 9781586487980

19.Positive Linking – Networks and Nudges (Paul Ormerod) ISBN: 0571279201 (forthcoming in 2012)

20.The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty (Dan Ariely) ISBN: 978-0062183590

21.The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Michael Lewis) ISBN: 1846142571

22.The Cost of Inequality: (Stewart Lansley) ISBN: 978-1908096296

23.The Economics of Enough: (Diane Coyle) ISBN: 0691145180

24.The Idea of Justice (Amartya Sen): ISBN: 0141037857 

25.The New Industrial Revolution: (Peter Marsh) ISBN: 978-0300117776

26.The Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Prosperity with Nature: (Paul Collier) ISBN: 1846142237

27.The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off, (Justin Lin), ISBN: 0691155895

28.The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction (Nate Silver), ISBN: 1846147522

29.Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow: (Daniel Kahneman) ISBN: 1846140552 

30.Worldly Philosophers: Lives, Times, and Ideas of Great Economic Thinkers (Heilbroner) ISBN: 0140290060


Reading list last updated Monday, December 10, 2012

The Enlightenment Economics blog written by Diane Coyle is excellent for keeping up to speed with the flow of new economics books that are being published at the moment: http://www.enlightenmenteconomics.com/blog/


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