This is a list of textbooks I’ve read and would recommend.

I read a lot of principles-of-economics textbooks (too many, I’d suggest just reading one)

  • Robert Frank et al., Principles of Economics
  • Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, Modern Principles of Economics
  • Gregory Mankiw, Principles of Economics
  • Paul Krugman and Robin Wells, Economics

I then tried to broaden my knowledge

  • Carl Simon and Lawrence Blume, Mathematics for Economists
  • Otto Bretscher, Linear Algebra and Its Applications
  • James Stewart, Calculus: Early Transcendentals
  • Jeffrey Perloff, Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus
  • Matt Golder, Sona Golder, and William Clark, Principles of Comparative Politics
  • David Weil, Economic Growth
  • Arthur Robinson and Daniel Ullman, The Mathematics of Politics
  • Darrin Speegle and Bryan Clair, Foundations of Statistics with R
  • Garrett Grolemund and Hadley Wickham, R for Data Science
  • James Stock and Mark Watson, Introduction to Econometrics
  • Jonathan Gruber, Public Finance and Public Policy
  • Michael Todaro and Stephen Smith, Economic Development