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Best Books to Self-Teach Economics?

gametheorist
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9/11/2016 4:54:56 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
I was assigned Gregory Mankiw's Basic Microeconomics and Basic Macroeconomics textbooks in college, as well as Hal Varian's Intermediate Microeconomics. But now that I'm out of college, I want to solidify this knowledge and continue my education through self-teaching. What would be the best books you would recommend to do this? I would prefer not to start out by reading pop books (like Freakonomics), so serious subject material is preferred. Thanks so much, and I really appreciate all responses.
ColeTrain
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9/14/2016 12:53:13 AM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/11/2016 4:54:56 PM, gametheorist wrote:
I was assigned Gregory Mankiw's Basic Microeconomics and Basic Macroeconomics textbooks in college, as well as Hal Varian's Intermediate Microeconomics. But now that I'm out of college, I want to solidify this knowledge and continue my education through self-teaching. What would be the best books you would recommend to do this? I would prefer not to start out by reading pop books (like Freakonomics), so serious subject material is preferred. Thanks so much, and I really appreciate all responses.

There are a lot of good resources online, particularly through videos. They're easily accessible, often short, and very informative.

But if you're set on reading the material, there are free online courses that teach economics, which is useful. As far as books go, here are a few suggestions:
Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics [https://www.amazon.com...]
Pop Internationalism [https://mitpress.mit.edu...]

Hope these are helpful. :)
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