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8 Economics Books That’ll Get You Through University

Whether you’re into the arts or biochemistry, knowing about economics will give you a head start after university

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University is a unique time in terms of economics. You’re likely to be relying on loans, working part time and managing your own finances for the first time. So how do you get the most bang for your hard loaned buck?

These economics books are a great read while you’re at university and their lessons extend well beyond graduation. If you want to feel confident about your finances and ability to take advantage of the economy, these excellent economics books are up for the job.

Because we reached out for recommendations for the best economics books while at uni, you can be sure that investing in these books is worthwhile. We found them to be very engagingly written with the right balance of content. There really are no excuses not to start learning econ now!


The Price of Tomorrow by Jeff Booth

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Youth committed to working towards a brighter future should read this book. The Price of Tomorrow is a real eye-opener. Jeff’s insightful, informative, and clear book tackles the massively complicated technological and economic realities shaping our present and our future with an easy-to-follow framework. I hope that many are inspired by the thoughtfulness and multi-faceted approach Jeff brings to the questions in front of us and that the book sparks lively debate—and action.


Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth

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In this book the author Explain 7 ways that economist should think in 21 century and redraw and reframe future economic for new generations.


Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan

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This book teaches economics in the easiest way possible. If you think you know about economics you still need to read this book many new things you can learn. It is must-read a book for University students


Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed

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The Bankers who Broke the World is the catchy tag line for this Pulitzer prize winner and it does not disappoint. The bankers being referred to here are the directors of the most powerful central banks whose economic policies led to the Great Depression. The resulting economic meltdown was a main driver of the Second World War. There are dozens of competing economic theories but the only one that matters is what is reflected in the actions of the most powerful bankers in the world – those at the helm of the central banks of the world’s major economies. This is the original story of debt, inflation, currency manipulation, policy paralysis and government inaction.


Applied Economics by Thomas Sowell

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As the name describes itself, this book explains the application of economics principles in the real-world with proven examples taken from the entire world.


Measuring Inequality by Frank Cowell

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This textbook by Cowell dives into the concept of inequality comparisons in economics. It questions what happens if income distribution gets complicated and whether stats can simplify the problem. It’s the London School of Economics perspective in economic analysis and is designed for both undergrad and post-grad students.


Small Is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher

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The best economics book for university that I recommend is Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher. Written in 1973 but still relevant as it shows how we give importance to modern economics rather than sustainability. We see nature as a means we can gain income from rather than a resource (capital) we can benefit from in the long run. It is a perfect read for universities as it opens the younger generation to how our pursuit of modern economics can be problematic. At the same time, it suggests that a sustainable economy is still possible through smaller, greener, local businesses.


Principles of Economics ECO 2013/2023 by N Gregory Mankiw

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I highly recommended this book for elementary learners of economics, especially university students who want to solidify the foundation of economics by learning basic concepts of micro and macroeconomics.

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