I’ve decided to start documenting the books I read. Since all the books I’ve read in my life is too much, I decided to start with books I read at least 50% of in 2019 – at least, the ones I can remember. I will try to – maybe – write a few reviews of these books next year.
So here’s a list.
Plan to Read Soon:
- Sheldon Axler, Linear Algebra Done Right.
- James Stock and Mark Watson, Introduction to Econometrics. *
- Arthur Robinson and Daniel Ullman, The Mathematics of Politics.
- Jonathan Gruber, Public Finance and Public Policy **
- Ajantha Subramanian, The Caste of Merit ^
- Ted Gioia, Music: A Subversive History
* A birthday gift from my wonderful family.
** I started reading it, but stopped midway and plan to continue where I left off soon.
^ Preordered on Amazon, can’t wait for my copy to arrive!
- Game Theory: An Introduction, by Steven Tadelis.
- Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus, by Jeffrey Perloff
- Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus, by Hal Varian (I’m using two books, the former for exercises and the latter for text)
- Foundations of Statistics with R, by Darrin Speegle.
- Economic Growth, by David Weil.
- Mathematics for Economists, by Carl Simon and Lawrence Blume. ^^
^^ I’ve finished >50% of this as well, but am continuing with it.
Read (at least 50% of in 2019):
Note: While preparing for the AP Economics exams (which I self-studied for), I read a whole bunch of introductory econ textbooks. In retrospect, that was probably a waste of my time and money, and I should’ve stuck to reading one.
(“[finished]” means I’ve read 100% of it.)
- Algorithms to Live By, by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths [finished]
- Ants Among Elephants, by Sujatha Gidla
- Calculus: Early Transcendentals, by James Stewart
- Cribsheet, by Emily Oster [finished]
- Doing Good Better, by Will MacAskill (here is a critique by Alexey Guzey) [finished]
- Economics, by Paul Krugman and Robin Wells [finished]
- Enlightenment Now, by Steven Pinker [finished]
- Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, by bell hooks
- Good Economics for Hard Times, by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo [finished]
- Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond [finished]
- Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life, by David D. Friedman [finished]
- Homo Deus, by Yuval Harari
- How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, by Scott Adams
- Justice, by Michael Sandel [finished]
- Know My Name, by Chanel Miller [finished]
- Macroeconomics, by Gregory Mankiw [finished]
- Modern Principles of Economics, by Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok [finished]
- Open Borders, by Bryan Caplan and Zach Weinersmith [finished]
- Playing the Whore, by Melissa Grant [finished]
- Poor Economics, by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo [finished]
- Principles of Comparative Politics, by Matt Golder, Sona Golder, and William Clark [finished]
- Principles of Economics, by Gregory Mankiw [finished]
- Principles of Economics, by Robert Frank and Ben Bernanke
- Revolting Prostitutes, by Juno Mac and Molly Smith [finished]
- Stubborn Attachments, by Tyler Cowen [finished]
- The AI Does Not Hate You, by Tom Chivers [finished]
- The Art of Strategy, by Avinash Dixit and Barry Nalebuff
- The Case Against Education, by Bryan Caplan [finished]
- The Myth of the Rational Voter, by Bryan Caplan [finished]
- The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, by Tim Harford
- 12 Rules for Life, by Jordan Peterson
- Where India Goes, by Diane Coffey and Dean Spears [finished]
- Why Nations Fail, by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson [finished]