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I have a 'hobbyist' interest in economics (read several popular science econ books and listen to a lot of podcasts).

Recently I've been trying to take this further by looking at courses in economics. I have a strong maths background (PhD in stats), and I find a lot of early undergraduate courses interesting, but they often seem to ignore the underlying maths, so feel like they are missing out some important detail. On the other hand, I find graduate level courses a good level but feel like they don't build my economics 'intuition'; which I get the impression is very important to develop economic thinking.

My question is are there any resources that offer a good balance between the two? I'm particularly interested in macro, but any micro resources would also be interesting.

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    $\begingroup$ Could you state what specific resources you've looked at but did not find satisfactory? That way people answering will have a better idea of what you're looking for. $\endgroup$ – Kenny LJ Apr 1 '19 at 7:03
  • $\begingroup$ For the more advanced stuff I tried some of the macro lecture notes from this list. For the less advanced I tried the khan academy and recommended undergrad textbook, as well as these MIT OCW lecture notes. $\endgroup$ – Jack Apr 1 '19 at 8:05
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You might be interested in David Romer's Advanced Macroeconomics. It's a grad-level textbook that includes grad-level math, but the focus is off the math and on the intuition. It doesn't spend much time going over certain tools, like dynamic programming, so it gets a bit hand-wave-y at some points, but it sounds like this might be the right balance for you.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks that sounds like a great balance $\endgroup$ – Jack Apr 1 '19 at 7:57

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