- The Return of the Economic Naturalist: How Economics Helps Make Sense of Your World by Rober H. Frank (Author of The Economic Naturalist)
- The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics, and Physics by Steven E. Landsburg (Author of The Armchair Economist and More Sex Is Safer Sex)
- Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity In A Disordered World by Tyler Cowen (Authoer of Discover Your Inner Economist)
- Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Author of Freakonomics)
- Dear Undercover Economist: Priceless Advice on Money, Work, Sex, Kids and Life's Other Challenges by Tim Harford (Author of The Undercover Economist and The Logic of Life)
- Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations by Raymond Fisman and Edward Mogul
- Parentonomics: An Economist Dad's Parenting Experiences by Joshua Gans
Sunday, January 03, 2010
2010 Reading List
After a couple of months hunting for reliable (I mean cheap!) online book sellers, finally before year 2009 ended I was able to order some wish-list books and they arrived by the last week of 2009. Following are list my latest collection:
The last two books - Economics Gangsters and Parentonomics - are the first books I bought and already finished to read them.
I recommend Economic Gangsters for any of you who interested with corruptions and violence from economics perspectives. It is well written and worth to read during your spare times. My favorite chapter is the first one which discuss about Suharto Inc. While for Parentonomics, I feel a bit uneasy while reading it. Not necessary because it discuss a lot about parenting, but the writing style not so specific. It is quite understandable because it close to economist parenting diary rather than economist parenting theory/concepts compilation. However, it is still worth to read if you are interested with parenting and economics.
For the first five books, I am just in the middle of exciting reading the two hot books: Superfreakonomics and Dear Undercover Economist. Both of them really superb books, highly recommend! I hope I can blog them - and the rest of the book - very soon. Especially the Dear Undercover Economist, wifey really enjoyed reading it as well.
In case you have your own opinion or review regarding one or any of my reading list, please kindly share your thought.