Saturday, February 20, 2010

A small book recommendation

It seems that the unhappy customers led me to postpone blogging for a while. I still don't have the urge for a complete Econ. analysis, so I would like to fulfill a promise instead:

A friend of mine asked me for recommendations on an Econ. book that covers applied stuff and I has promised to take on the issue in a post, so here it is. I am listing the books from the easiest to the most difficult:

Moss, David; A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics: Feels like one of those business books for executives series, but still useful if you don't have an Econ. training. It is more or less an afternoon's reading. HT to Murat Ucer of recommending this book. BTW, I saw it at Pandora (the bookstore, not the planet; although it would have been useful there as well since I am planning to send Yigit Bulut there, as my Facebook followers would know), so you can get it right away.

The textbook for the OzU MBA course I am teaching: Really broad, easy-to-read, but I am not that crazy for the three-sector model they are using (real, money, BOP). But since I am using it, I think it is the best one out there, at least for my purposes.

Langdana, Farrokh; Macroeconomic Policy: A bit more advanced than the previous two; in fact, that's the reason I did not choose it for my course. But I love the case studies, which are just prefabricated newspaper articles with discussion questions embedded in them.

BTW, there are a couple of books of similar tone in Turkish, which I will cover soon...

2 comments:

TARIK said...

can you recommend us some turkish books or books in english written by turkish authors on turkish economy,please?
thanks

Emre Deliveli said...

Hi Tarik;

Please see here:

http://emredeliveli.blogspot.com/2010/05/reader-request-books-on-turkish-economy.html

Hope this helps...

Best,

Emre