Economics | St. Edward's University

Economics at St. Edward's University

Fun stuff

The department’s Facebook page

The Stand-up Economist‘s hilarious translation of Mankiw’s Ten Principles of Economics

Jokes and other stuff at EconGuru

Some economics blogs:

See the Invisible Hand Resource Bank, also by Cowen and Tabarrok, a jam-packed source of examples and illustrations of economic principles

A complete list of Nobel laureates in economics

A few novels with some economic content (more suggestions are welcome):

  • Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Cory Doctorow
  • The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance, Russell Roberts
  • Reamde, Neal Stephenson
  • A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge
  • Rainbows End, Vernor Vinge

Some recommended nonfiction (more suggestions are welcome):

  • The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success, Megan McArdle (2014)
  • The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior, David C. Rose (2014)
  • Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told about the Economy Is Wrong, Edward Conard (2013)
  • Securities against Misrule: Juries, Assemblies, Elections, Jon Elster (2013)
  • Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, Jon Ronson (2013)
  • Average is Over, Tyler Cowen (2013)
  • The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life, Uri Gneezy and John List (2013)
  • Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir (2013)
  • The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers about Danger, Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter (2013)
  • The Three Languages of Politics, Arnold Kling (2013)
  • The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t, Nate Silver (2012)
  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, Jonathan Haidt (2012)
  • Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Peter J. Boettke (2012)
  • The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey, Michael Huemer (2012)
  • An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies, Tyler Cowen (2012)
  • Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for Business, Politics, and Society, Jim Manzi (2012)
  • The Assumptions Economists Make, Jonathan Schlefer (2012)
  • Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics, Nicholas Wapshott (2012)
  • The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone–Especially Ourselves, Dan Ariely (2012)
  • A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity, Luigi Zingales (2012)
  • Fairness and Freedom: A History of Two Open Societies: New Zealand and the United States, David Fischer (2012)
  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, Daron Acemoglu & James Robinson (2012)
  • Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius, Sylvia Nasar (2011)
  • The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good, Robert Frank (2011)
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman (2011)
  • Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It, Lawrence Lessig (2011)
  • The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better, Tyler Cowen (2011)
  • The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street, Justin Fox (2011)
  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Michael Lewis (2011)
  • Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks, Ben Goldacre (2010)
  • The End of Influence: What Happens When Other Countries Have the Money, Stephen Cohen and Brad DeLong (2010)
  • Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson (2010)
  • Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World, Tyler Cowen (2009)
  • Flat Earth News: An Award-Winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Global Media, Nick Davies (2009)
  • Unchecked and Unbalanced: How the Discrepancy Between Knowledge and Power Caused the Financial Crisis and Threatens Democracy, Arnold Kling (2009)
  • The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, Paul Krugman (2009)
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, Dan Ariely (2008)
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein (2008)
  • The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies, Bryan Caplan (2008)
  • The Conscience of a Liberal, Paul Krugman (2007)
  • The Economic Naturalist: In Search of Solutions to Everyday Enigmas, Robert Frank (2007)
  • Government Failure versus Market Failure: Microeconomic Policy Research and Government Performance, Clifford Winston (2006)
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner (2005)
  • Kidney for Sale by Owner: Human Organs, Transplantation, and the Market, Mark J. Cherry (2005)
  • The Accidental Theorist: And Other Dispatches from the Dismal Science, Paul Krugman (1999)
  • A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Sylvia Nasar (1998)
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