Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Best Economics Books of 2011

From Tyler Cowen (and Me.)

Best behavioral economics books of the year, Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow, and Bryan Caplan, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids.

Best economic history book, Alexander Field, A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth. (and The Institutional Revolution: Measurement and the Economic Emergence of the Modern World).

Best eBook of the year, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy.

Best economics/business book of the year (by far): Tim Harford’s Adapt.

Best Austrian or Austrian-influenced book of the year: Daniel B. Klein, Knowledge and Coordination: A Liberal Interpretation. It’s not out yet, but you should pre-order it.

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