Books

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!

Currently Reading:

  • 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]