Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Summer Reading

Summer is quick approaching, here is a list of books that I would like to get and read:

1) Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity
by Bill Baumol, Bob Litan and Carl J. Schramm.

Let's see what one of the reviewers said about this book:

"In our lifetimes, humans passed a remarkable milestone. Most people now live in a capitalist economy. This is not, however, the end of history. As the authors of this path breaking book show, there are several distinctly different types of capitalism and it takes a mixture of two of these types to get all the economic, social, and political benefits that capitalism affords."—Paul M. Romer, STANCO 25 Professor of Economics in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University

Here's another.

2) The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
by Paul Collier

Here's what Larry Summers has to say about the book:

"A persuasive and important challenge to current thinking on development."

3) Finally, a popular economics book (I guess it is anyway) by my former professor Tyler Cowen, read more here. I have heard Tyler and Alex, his co-blogger at Marginal Revolution are working on a macro textbook! That is something that we should all looking forward to.

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