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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013

Major New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The Economist ’s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal 's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient In the international bestseller, ...
  
  











  



  
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty

Belknap Press, 2014

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data ...
  
  











  



  
Principles of Microeconomics, 7th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw

Cengage Learning, 2014

With its clear and engaging writing style, PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS, Seventh Edition, continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today. Mankiw emphasizes material that you are likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you are studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day.
  
  











  



  
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Dan Ariely

Harper Perennial, 2010

Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common ...
  
  











  



  
Basic Economics
Thomas Sowell

Basic Books, 2014

In this fifth edition of Basic Economics , Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English. Basic Economics , ...
  
  











  



  
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Stephen J. Dubner

Harper Perennial, 2009

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics ...
  
  











  



  
Microeconomics
Paul Krugman, Robin Wells

Worth Publishers, 2012

When it comes to explaining current economic conditions, there is no economist readers trust more than New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman.  Term after term, Krugman is earning that same level of trust in the classroom, with more and more instructors introducing students to the fundamental principles of economics via Krugman’s signature storytelling style. The new Third Edition of Paul Krugman and Robin Wells’s ...
  
  











  



  
Principles of Microeconomics
N. Gregory Mankiw

Cengage Learning, 2011

With its clear and engaging writing style, PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today. Mankiw emphasizes material that you are likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you are studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day.
  
  











  



  
Principles of Macroeconomics, 7th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw

Cengage Learning, 2014

With its clear and engaging writing style, PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, Seventh Edition, continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today. Mankiw emphasizes material that you are likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you are studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day.
  
  











  



  
Principles of Macroeconomics, 6th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw

South-Western Cengage Learning, 2011

PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, became a best seller after its introduction and continues to be the most popular and widely used text in the economics classroom. Instructors found it the perfect complement to their teaching. A text by a superb writer and economist that stressed the most important concepts without overwhelming students with an excess of detail was a formula that was quickly imitated, but has yet to be matched. The ...
  
  











  



  
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo

PublicAffairs, 2012

Why 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 practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the Wall Street Journal called “marvelous, rewarding,” the authors tell how the stress of living on less than 99 cents per day encourages the poor to ...
  
  











  



  
Macroeconomics: Principles and Policy
William J. Baumol, Alan S. Blinder

Cengage Learning, 2011

MACROECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY, Twelfth Edition, teaches the principles of economics, including current economic situations, and is an essential resource for faculty and students looking for a solid introduction using policy-based information for examples and applications.
  
  











  



  
Brief Principles of Macroeconomics
N. Gregory Mankiw

Cengage Learning, 2014

With its clear and engaging writing style, BRIEF PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, Seventh Edition, continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today. Mankiw emphasizes material that you are likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you are studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every ...
  
  











  



  
Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (Fully Revised and Updated)
Charles Wheelan

W. W. Norton & Company, 2010

“Explains our global economy in a way that is (gasp!) actually entertaining.”— Book Magazine Finally! A book about economics that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment—with a blessedly sure rate of return. Demystifying buzzwords, laying bare ...
  
  











  



  
The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and ...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2010

A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, On Robustness and Fragility , which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.
  
  











  



  
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller A revolution is under way. In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks ...
  
  











  



  
Essentials of Economics
N. Gregory Mankiw

Cengage Learning, 2014

With its clear and engaging writing style, ESSENTIALS OF ECONOMICS, Seventh Edition, continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today. Mankiw emphasizes material that you are likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you are studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day.
  
  











  



  
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't
Nate Silver

Penguin Press HC, The, 2012

"Nate Silver's  The Signal and the Noise  is The Soul of a New Machine for the 21st century." —Rachel Maddow, author of  Drift Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction ...
  
  











  



  
Principles of Economics
N. Gregory Mankiw

Cengage Learning, 2011

With its clear and engaging writing style, Principles of Economics (Sixth Edition) continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today. Mankiw emphasizes material that you are likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you are studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day. ...
  
  











  



  
Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History
Barry Eichengreen

Oxford University Press, 2015

The two great financial crises of the past century are the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession, which began in 2008. Both occurred against the backdrop of sharp credit booms, dubious banking practices, and a fragile and unstable global financial system. When markets went into cardiac arrest in 2008, policymakers invoked the lessons of the Great Depression in attempting to avert the worst. While their response prevented a ...
  
  











  








   



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