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Best Economy Books Worth Your Attention

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Economy books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works (2012)

 Best Economy Books Worth Your AttentionEconomics isn’t just about numbers: it’s about politics, psychology, history, and so much more. We are all economists – when we work, save for the future, invest, pay taxes, and buy our groceries. Yet many of us feel lost when the subject arises. Award-winning professor Timothy Taylor tackles all the key questions and hot topics of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including: * Why do budget deficits matter?
Author(s): Timothy Taylor

China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2016)

 Best Economy Books Worth Your AttentionChina’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know is a concise introduction to the most astonishing economic growth story of the last three decades. In the 1980s China was an impoverished backwater, struggling to escape the political turmoil and economic mismanagement of the Mao era.
Author(s): Arthur R. Kroeber

Talking to My Capitalism Works–and How It Fails (2019)

 Best Economy Books Worth Your AttentionYanis Varoufakis has appeared before heads of nations, assemblies of experts, and countless students around the world. Now, he faces his most important―and difficult―audience yet. Using clear language and vivid examples, Varoufakis offers a series of letters to his young daughter about the economy: how it operates, where it came from, how it benefits some while impoverishing others.
Author(s): Yanis Varoufakis, Jacob Moe

The Political Economy of Latin America: Reflections on Neoliberalism and Development (2010)

 Best Economy Books Worth Your AttentionNeoliberalism has been at the centre of enormous controversy since its first appearance in Latin America in the early 1970s.
Author(s): Peter Kingstone

The Experience Economy, Updated Edition (2011)

 Best Economy Books Worth Your AttentionIn 1999, Joseph Pine and James Gilmore offered this idea to readers as a new way to think about connecting with customers and securing their loyalty. As a result, their book The Experience Economy is now a classic, embraced by readers and companies worldwide and read in more than a dozen languages.And though the world has changed in many ways since then, the way to a customer’s heart has not.
Author(s): Pine II, B. Joseph, James H. Gilmore

Vampire Economy: Doing Business Under Fascism (2014)

 Best Economy Books Worth Your AttentionVampires are not just mythical creatures that come out and prowl for victims during a full moon. Today’s vampires are the politicians and bureaucrats who drain the lifeblood out of businesses through taxation,regulation, inflation, price controls, trade interference, fiat money, and attacks on private property. The Vampire Economy provides a frightening look at the consequences of state economic management.
Author(s): Gunter Reimann

International Political Economy: Sixth Edition (2018)

 Best Economy Books Worth Your AttentionBroadly viewing the global economy as a political competition that produces winners and losers, International Political Economy holistically and accessibly introduces the field of IPE to students with limited background in political theory, history, and economics. This text surveys major interests and institutions and examines how state and non-state actors pursue wealth and power.
Author(s): Thomas Oatley

Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy (Sociology for a New Century Series) (2016)

 Best Economy Books Worth Your AttentionIn the Third Edition of Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy, Stephen Sweet and Peter Meiksins once again provide a rich analysis of the American workplace in the larger context of an integrated global economy.
Author(s): Stephen A. Sweet

Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, Scholar’s Edition (2011)

 Best Economy Books Worth Your AttentionMurray N. Rothbard’s great treatise Man, Economy, and State and its complementary text Power and Market, are here combined into a single edition as they were written to be.
Author(s): Murray N. Rothbard, Joseph T. Salerno

Ecology: The Economy of Nature (2013)

 Best Economy Books Worth Your AttentionThis landmark text helped to define introductory ecology courses for over four decades. With a dramatic transformation, Ecology: The Economy of Nature, Seventh Edition becomes the first textbook to fully embrace the challenges and opportunities of teaching ecology today.
Author(s): Robert Ricklefs, Rick Relyea

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade. New Preface and Epilogue with Updates on Economic Issues and Main Characters (2014)

 Best Economy Books Worth Your AttentionThe Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a critically-acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalization debates and reveals the key factors to success in global business. Tracing a T-shirt’s life story from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory and back to a U.S. storefront before arriving at the used clothing market in Africa, the book uncovers the political and economic forces at work in the global economy.
Author(s): Pietra Rivoli

Best Economy Books Worth Your Attention

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 economy 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.

Dialectical economics: an introduction to Marxist political economy /

Author(s): Lyn Marcus [i.e. L. H. LaRouche].
ID: 3229980, Publisher: Heath,, Year: [1975], Size: 84 Mb, Format: pdf

The space economy at a glance.

Author(s): OECD
ID: 2143659, Publisher: OECD, Year: op., Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard : Towards a Knowledge-Based Economy 2001.

Author(s): OECD
ID: 2148888, Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Year: Oct. 2001, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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