7 Economics Books You Should Read To Get Ahead Before Uni Starts

Get your econ locked down before that freshers week hits

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University is a major life change for every student. Whether it’s the new academic expectations, the independent life with new friends, it’s going to be an adjustment. 

Here to make your adjustment easier, we’ve made a list of economics books every future uni student should read. Whether you’re studying History of Art or Economics itself, knowledge of this subject will be a great help. 

These books take the concepts and ideas that you can apply in a variety of fields, giving you that economics perspective in a range of subjects. So why not get yourself a head start and enter freshers week with an acute knowledge of wealth and success inequality?!

The Armchair Economist by Steven E. Landsburg

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Landsburg in this book illustrate the basic economic theories and principles clearly, However, you may see this book a bland textbook, but it’s an easy-to-read economic book to read before university.

History of Economic Thought by E.K. Hunt

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History of Economic Thought is a great introduction to various economic systems and the thought processes behind them. Students will learn about economic theories as well as a brief history of the minds behind them.

Unshakeable by Tony Robbins

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In this book, Robbins interviews some of the most notable names in investing. The advice the experts offer is very practical and focuses on the long-term. Anybody can use the basic principles founded unshakable to continually build wealth as the years go by.

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond Ph.D.

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I highly recommend this book for any university student, but even more-so for students looking to understand economics and the underlying causes of wealth and power. While most economic books will focus on theory and application, this book dives into the macroeconomics of why certain nations and races gained wealth and power, while others did not. While the answer may seem obvious, Jared Diamond provides a nuanced, methodical take to the question. A must read and a timeless piece.

Incremental Improvements by Mike Brodsky

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This book is written by financial advisor, Mike Brodsky, who shares ideas and strategies for making improvements in many aspects of one’s life. While the book covers various topics, many of the principles are based on Behavioral Economics. The chapter on personal finance provides a very thorough overview of this subject, with lots of information and professional wisdom that can help the reader to gain a better understanding of this discipline. The book includes lots of helpful ideas regarding personal finance, behavioral economics, as well as personal development and self-improvement for students in high school, who are about to enter University.

Basic Economics By Thomas Sowell

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This book provides a basic understanding of economics. It’s based on the history of economics and provides a clear picture of how the world got to its current point. There are timeless principles in economics, and Thomas Sowell presents those principles in a way that makes sense to the reader.

Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt

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This best-selling book is the essential guide to the basics in economic theory. Anybody planning on studying economics at university level would do well to read Economics In One Lesson. Even if you’re not going to be studying this subject, most of us would do well to educate ourselves on economics and monetary policy, at least to some degree, and this book helps you to achieve that foundational understanding.

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