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What are some of the books that ambitious high school students study to advance in econ and research?

open to any subfield. I've taken introductory micro and macro courses.
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Game Theory exercise collection

I am looking essentially for a comprehensive collection of exercises of standard topics in Game Theory. Ideally, I would like to have a big manual organized by equilibrium concept, starting from the ...
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Did Adam Smith make a calculation error in Chapter XI of Book I?

Excerpt from Chapter XI of The Wealth of Nations (emphasis mine): The money-price of wool, therefore, in the time of Edward III, was to its money-price in the present times as ten to seven. The ...
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Coming up with a self self teaching curriculum in economics?

I'm a college grad- engineer by trade and wanted to learn about economics. Since I don't know much about the subject I'm not sure exactly how to progress with learning the field. I've started with ...
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What is the effect of currency depreciation on import prices?

In Macroeconomics: A European Perspective (3rd ed., Blanchard, Amighini and Giavazzi), when discussing the reason for differences in the GDP deflator and the HICP for the EU, it states the following ...
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Short textbook of econometrics?

I'm looking for a textbook about econometrics, but I'd like to find one with the following features : Short (350 pag. max) Introductory Clear on the math and stats used With exercises Do you know a ...
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Financial Crisis text book recommendation

I am looking for an academic textbook on the science of financial crises, such as bank runs, monetary crisis, bubbles, stock market crashes etc. Ideally, the textbook would address what is currently ...
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Book about monetary union?

do you know any book/manual dealing specifically with monetary unions ? I know economics of monetary union of De Grauwe, but I'm looking for other references. Thank you
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Are there any books on economy of the medieval England?

I would like to learn more about how the medieval economy in the UK worked. Are there any economists that research medieval society in the UK? Are there some good books on this?
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What's the difference between Gregory Mankiw's "Macroeconomics" 4th ed. and 10th ed.?

I am planning to use Gregory Mankiw's Macroeconomics (not to be confused with his Principles of Economics) for self-studying macroeconomics, along with David Weil's Economic Growth. As you can see, ...
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Books and resources on how policies/regulations are made on exchanges like NYSE, NASDAQ, LSE, etc?

Different stock exchanges (for example, NYSE vs KRX) have similar but different regulations overall. Each exchange has different concerns and each exchange has a different approach to handle problems ...
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Best history of macro book?

I'd like to know if you know some book that summarize the history of macro ? I'm in Master (after undergrad) so I don't ask for beginner's book. I've begun to read "a history of macroeconomics ...
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Is there a complete picture of Inflation?

Is there a book, or a broad study, that explains inflation thoroughly? I've read so many articles, and there are multiple school of thoughts that approach inflation from different point of views. ...
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Good books to learn social choice theory

I wanted to learn Social Choice Theory and have fine mathematical background. I have read about it as a part of advanced microeconomics (Jehle and Rene)- Arrow's Impossibility Theorem etc. and got ...
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An overview of 4 books for an undergrad course in Mathematical Economics

I plan to self-study, at an undergraduate level, Mathematical Economics. It covers 3 main topics Introduction to economy science Microeconomy Macroeconomy Each of these have lots of sub-topics. ...
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What are good books about financial markets?

I found answers on this question online but people always recommend books for beginner investors who want to become rich. I just want book that is about history and role of financial markets and book ...
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Study guide (and...) for "Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus" by Varian

I have been googling study guides, solution manuals and other helpful material made by professors. But I have not found anything useful. Q: Do you guys know anything that will make the book easier ...
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Recommendation on economics books for a statistician

I have mainly an statistics/informatics background and i have basically not knowledge in economics. What some good books to star given my background? Edit: My principal interest is stock market ...
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Resources for mathematician trying to develop (macro)economic thinking?

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....
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Game Theory Book

I am looking for a book on game theory, but I am not looking for a textbook. What I am after is more of a narrative form book that still provides valuable insights about game theory that I can pick up ...
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Book recommendations: Introduction to economics

I recently made my first trip to a foreign country. I'm quite amazed by how things work. Why are things priced differently at different places? Is the bed-sheet that I bought from that country worth ...
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Why is the price of books set by the manufacturer rather than the distributor?

For almost all manufactured goods which the manufacturer doesn't sell directly to the end consumer, the manufacturer sells to a distributor, and the distributor is then free to resell the good to the ...
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Reading list for physics undergrad who'd like to cover the economics related to the hedge fund/ private equity field

I have had relatively little exposure to economics( nothing more than EC101) and would greatly appreciate help in answering the following questions: Which sections of economics are more or less ...
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Macroeconomics textbook suggestion [duplicate]

I'm looking for a book to refresh my macroeconomics and also continue studying the topics that I did not have. My math background is solid. Can anyone suggest a macro book that takes it from the ...
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Is there a centralised subscription system for new and forthcoming economic books?

Many publishers (e.g. MIT Press, Oxford University Press, Harvard Press, Norton, et cetera) are constantly releasing new economic books. I could subscribe to email alerts for each of them (for example,...
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