The Rise and Decline of Nations

The Books for Students Economics list starts with a classic that economic historians truly appreciate. An easy to follow book which is a much easier read than other classics such as “The Wealth of Nations” or “The General Theory of Employment...

Fooled by Randomness

Probably the best, yet underrated book authored by Nassim Taleb. The book drills home several points and spends much of the book reinforcing the same issues, however, the points that are made are very cleaver, relevant and curiously disregarded by the investment...

Crude Nation: How Oil Riches Ruined Venezuela

Venezuela is a fascinating case for economists as the countries has world class oil deposits yet has endured hyperinflation and severe economic contraction for years Crude Nation gives an excellent “eyes on the ground” account of what led to the economic...

Reverse Innovation

Reverse Innovation is a book that could go into the economics and the business section of our Books for Students list. The authors concentrate heavily on emerging markets and the potential benefits of doing business there There are lessons to be learned from the case...