Academic Resources Portal
Are you considering studying for a postgraduate taught degree in economics? We are delighted to provide you with a range of academic resources that you can access prior to your studies.
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"We are delighted that you are considering studying economics at Warwick. You can use this webpage to view resources and readings that have been recommended by our academic faculty for anyone who may be considering studying economics at postgraduate level. You can choose to engage with these resources in preparation for your arrival as a new student in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick.
Please note that you are not required to engage with these resources. However, these are recommendations just in case you are interested in doing some preparation before you arrive and we encourage you to explore your interests widely and with enthusiasm in whatever way you see fit.
If you obtain an offer to study with us, we will tell you what you are required to read prior to your arrival, but for now, just read and engage with the things that make you feel as passionate and excited about economics, as we do."
Professor Caroline Elliott
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I think the course has been really good in the sense that it has reshaped my economic thinking and it has allowed me to see things on a broader perspective, rather than looking at things on a microcscale.
The books listed below are by no means compulsory reading and you are not required to purchase them before you begin the course. However, if you have the time and you'd like to prepare for the course, we hope you enjoy our recommendations.
From Individuals to Institutions
The Art of Strategy
By Avinash K. Dixit
The Big Short
By Michael Lewis
Capital in the 21st Century
By Thomas Piketty
The Climate Casino
By William Nordhaus
By Kate Raw
By Molly Scott Cato
By Richard Davies
Good Economics for Hard Times
By Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Guns, Germs and Steel
By Jared Diamond
Inequality: What can be done?
By Anthony B. Atkinson
By Tom Burgis
By Richard H. Thaler
The New Geography of Jobs
By Enrico Motetti
By Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Runstein
By Abhijit V Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Think Like a Freak
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
The Tyranny of Experts
By William Easterly
Will to Freedom
By Egon Balas
Why Nationals Fail
By Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
The Use of Mathematics and Statistics in Economics
The Drunkard's Walk
By Leonard Mlodinow
Fooled by Randomness
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J.Dubner
How to Lie with Statistics
By Darrell Huff
How to Solve It
By George Polya
By Caroline Criado Perez
Statistics Done Wrong
By Alex Reinhart
By Steven D. Devitt and Stephen J. Bubner
Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics
Explore a range of video resources to help you prepare for the mathematical components of your degree course
Statistics and Data Science
*A free STATA license will be provided to students after enrolment.
Podcasts and Radio
Listen to audio resources including podcasts and radio stations which have been recommended by our academic faculty
Read our Advantage magazines which feature the latest research from faculty in the CAGE Research Centre in the Department of Economics.
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