Economics Books of 2014

Happy New Year to the entire GSE community! I’m sure that I am not the only one with a resolution to read more books, so I thought I would try to help. Since few people fell in love with economics through graduate textbooks, here are some recreational economic reads to look forward to in 2014.

Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit by Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber

GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History by Diane Coyle

The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor by William Easterly

Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century (America in the World) by Jürgen Osterhammel

In 100 Years: Leading Economists Predict the Future edited by Ignacio Palacios-huerta

The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance by Eswar S. Prasad

I hope you learn more in 2014 than in any prior year. Happy New Year!

Hat tip: Diane Coyle

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