Pirates of the Equilibrium

Why Study Economics?

 

“At the heart of economics is a scientific mystery… a scientific mystery as deep, fundamental and inspiring as that of the expanding universe or the forces that bind matter… How is order produced from freedom of choice?”

Vernon Smith

“Allow me to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket.”

Captain Jack Sparrow

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Favorite Economics-related Books

Scarcity -Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullainathan & Eldar Shafir

The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Freakonomics, Superfreakonomics, and Think Like A Freak by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

The Armchair Economist and Fair Play by Steven E. Landsburg

The Invisible Heart, The Choice, and The Price of Everything by Russell Roberts

The Mystery of Capital by Hernando De Soto

Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely

Nudge by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

The Commanding Heights and The Prize by Daniel Yergin

The Invisible Hook by Peter T. Leeson

The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson

Flash Boys, Boomerang, The Big Short, and Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis

Outliers and The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Murder at the Margin, The Fatal Equilibrium, and A Deadly Indifference by Marshall Jevons

Eat The Rich and On The Wealth of Nations by P.J. O’Rourke

Why Most Things Fail and Butterfly Economics by Paul Ormerod

The Distribution Trap by Andrew R. Thomas and Timothy J. Wilkinson

 

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