Ranked: Learning Economics: Basic to Advanced

This is a subjective Ranked version of Intriguing Connections: Learning Economics: Basic to Advanced

This list of books provide a guide to follow to learn economics.  When you are comfortable enough with the basics, try the more advanced.  If you already reading the advanced books, you can still learn a lot from the basic books.  



  1. Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth
  2. The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates by Peter T. Leeson
  3. Adam's Fallacy: A Guide to Economic Theology by Duncan K. Foley
  4. A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles by Thomas Sowell
  5. Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir
  6. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
  7. The Soulful Science: What Economists Really Do and Why It Matters by Diane Coyle
  8. The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbroner
  9. The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics by Eric D. Beinhocker
  10. Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard H. Thaler
  11. Understanding Capital: Marx's Economic Theory by Duncan K. Foley
  12. The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It by Anat Admati, Martin Hellwig
  13. Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism by George A. Akerlof, Robert J. Shiller
  14. The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street by Justin Fox
  15. Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics by Nicholas Wapshott
  16. Capitalism: A Short History by Jürgen Kocka
  17. The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism by Jeremy Rifkin

  1. The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando de Soto
  2. The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future by Joseph E. Stiglitz
  3. The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade by Pietra Rivoli
  4. Wealth, Poverty and Politics by Thomas Sowell
  5. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action by Elinor Ostrom
  6. The Middleman Economy: How Brokers, Agents, Dealers, and Everyday Matchmakers Create Value and Profit by Marina Krakovsky
  7. The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

Competition & Property Rights

  1. The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence by Benoît B. Mandelbrot, Richard L. Hudson
  2. Models.Behaving.Badly.: Why Confusing Illusion with Reality Can Lead to Disaster, on Wall Street and in Life by Emanuel Derman

  1. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Joseph Schumpeter
  2. On Classical Economics by Thomas Sowell
  3. The Clash of Economic Ideas by Lawrence H. White
  4. Individualism and Economic Order by Friedrich A. Hayek
  5. The Wealth Of Nations by Adam Smith
  6. Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy by Robert L. Heilbroner
  7. Alternative Theories of Competition: Challenges to the Orthodoxy edited by Jamee K Moudud, Cyrus Bina, Patrick L Mason

  1. Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein
  2. Mastering 'metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect by Joshua D. Angrist, Jörn-Steffen Pischke

  1. The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod
  2. Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump by Joseph E. Stiglitz
  3. Progress and Poverty by Henry George
  4. The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World by Alan Greenspan
  5. This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart, and Kenneth S. Rogoff