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Recommended Reading for Economics

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    At Oxbridge, LSE, or Warwick - what would give me an edge over other candidates?
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    LSE you're short of GCSEs

    warwick and oxbridge anything goes

    no idea what books to recommended but i just thought i'd add that for you
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    (Original post by Keyblade92)
    At Oxbridge, LSE, or Warwick - what would give me an edge over other candidates?
    I know how to get an edge over other candidates. But If disclose, how will I have an edge over you?
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    (Original post by Keyblade92)
    At Oxbridge, LSE, or Warwick - what would give me an edge over other candidates?
    no way
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    (Original post by rnshan)
    I know how to get an edge over other candidates. But If disclose, how will I have an edge over you?
    Good point there

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    no way
    Please, don't be too helpful.
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    LSE you're short of GCSEs

    warwick and oxbridge anything goes

    no idea what books to recommended but i just thought i'd add that for you
    What's wrong the amount of GCSE's I have?
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    (Original post by Keyblade92)
    What's wrong the amount of GCSE's I have?
    They want 8 A*s
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    They do want a lot of A*s but they do accept some who don't if they see you're amazing so it depends if you're amazing and can show that you're right for the Econ course.
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    Warwick reading list I got sent includes:

    "The misfortunes of prosperity"- Daniel Cohen
    "The undercover economist"- Tim Harford
    "the wealth of poverty and nations"- D Landes
    "The truth about markets"- John Kay
    "The elusive quest for growth: Economist's adventures and misadventures in the tropics"- William Easterly
    "The bottom Billion: why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it"- Paul Collier.

    There are more but that should be enough to get started on

    NB these are all books aimed at beginners in economics.
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    i read the undercover economists in my as year, amazing book, very very interesting.
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    You will get an edge not by citing the name of something you have read, but rather by having a proper argument about the thing in your ps - its understanding that matters. To that extent most stuff on first year reading lists is fine, although I would advise you to steer clear of popular choices.
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    i'm going to try and read some more stimulating texts like books by keynes, just so i can really understand what macroeconomics really entails, this would also give me a discussion point on my personal statement if i find something quite interesting to comment on

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