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Could you recommend a short reading list for Economics over the summer?

Im wondering whether you could recommend a short reading list for Economics over the summer?

Applicants may find the following helpful:

• The Economist magazine
• Tim Harford - The Undercover Economist
• Thomas Piketty - Capital in the Twenty-First Century
• Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner – Freakonomics
• Leonard Mlodinow - The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
• Adam Smith - The Wealth of Nations
• 2nd Prof Barry Nalebuff (Yale)) – The Art of Strategy
• Prof Avinash Dixit (Princeton University and former Warwick Economics Professor and Head of Department

Note: students should be encouraged to find books they find interesting, as this is one way to show further engagement in a subject.

We also recommend an inspirational lecture delivered by Christine Lagarde from the IMF for the BBC’s Richard Dimbleby lecture series, delivered in February 2014. The lecture can be found on: http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2015/09/28/04/53/sp020314

Answered by the Department of Economics
Answer published: July 2019. All answers given in good faith, responses may vary with time.

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