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Best Economic Books To Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Economic books.

Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics (1988)

 Best Economic Books To ReadConsidered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist.
Author(s): Henry Hazlitt

The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (2018)

 Best Economic Books To ReadFrom Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, to Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes, to the top economic thought leaders of today, The Economics Book is the essential reference for students and anyone else with an interest in how economies work. Easy-to-follow graphics, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text throw light on the applications of economics, making them relatable through everyday examples and concerns.Employing DK’s trademark visual approach, The Economics Book takes a frequen…
Author(s): DK

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2016)

 Best Economic Books To ReadFormer economic hit man John Perkins shares new details about the ways he and others cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Then he reveals how the deadly EHM cancer he helped create has spread far more widely and deeply than ever in the US and everywhere else—to become the dominant system of business, government, and society today.
Author(s): John Perkins

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics (2016)

 Best Economic Books To ReadWinner of the Nobel Prize in Economics Get ready to change the way you think about economics.Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans―predictable, error-prone individuals.
Author(s): Richard H. Thaler

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist (2018)

 Best Economic Books To ReadA Financial Times “Best Book of 2017: Economics” 800-CEO-Read “Best Business Book of 2017: Current Events & Public Affairs” Economics is the mother tongue of public policy.
Author(s): Kate Raworth

Economics: The Basics (Mcgraw-hill/Irwin Series in Economics) (2011)

 Best Economic Books To ReadMandel’s Economics: The Basics combines the traditional news values of immediacy and impact with a layer of educational explanation to provide a window into what’s happening in the current economy.
Author(s): Michael Mandel

Economics: The User’s Guide (2015)

 Best Economic Books To ReadIn his bestselling 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism, Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang brilliantly debunked many of the predominant myths of neoclassical economics. Now, in an entertaining and accessible primer, he explains how the global economy actually works–in real-world terms. Writing with irreverent wit, a deep knowledge of history, and a disregard for conventional economic pieties, Chang offers insights that will never be found in the textbooks.
Author(s): Ha-Joon Chang

Economics (The Mcgraw-hill Series) (2010)

 Best Economic Books To ReadSteve Slavin’s lively and comprehensive Economics has a student-friendly, step-by-step approach; value pricing; and a built-in Workbook/Study Guide. Instructors and students like the author’s humorous anecdotes, direct language, patient step-by-step treatment of math, and easy conversational style. The text encourages active rather than passive reading.
Author(s): Stephen Slavin

Economics For Dummies, 3rd Edition (2018)

 Best Economic Books To ReadThis book gives you everything you need to understand our rapidly evolving economy—as well as the economic fundamentals that never change. What's the best way to fight poverty? How can governments spur employment and wage growth? What can be done to protect endangered species and the environment? This book explains the answers to those questions—and many more—in plain English.
Author(s): Sean Masaki Flynn

Essentials of Economics (8th Edition) (2010)

 Best Economic Books To ReadWill be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.
Author(s): Schiller

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty (2012)

 Best Economic Books To ReadWhy do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two award-winning MIT professors, answer these questions based on years of field research from around the world.
Author(s): Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo

Principles of Economics (2019)

 Best Economic Books To ReadIn the beginning, there was Menger. It was his Principles of Economics that reformulated — and really rescued — economic science from the theoretical errors of the old classical school.Menger set out to elucidate the precise nature of economic value, and to root economics firmly in the real-world actions of individual human beings.
Author(s): Carl Menger , F.A. Hayek, et al.

Best Economic Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some economic books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Economics for business : competition, macro-stability, and globalisation

Author(s): Dermot McAleese
ID: 1175742, Publisher: Pearson Education, Year: [2009?], Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Theories of economic development and growth.

Author(s):
ID: 1285178, Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Year: [1969], Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Policy Framework for Investment 2015.

Author(s): OECD
ID: 2142012, Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Year: Set. 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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