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    i'm surprised no1 has mentioned John Kay's "the truth about markets". i found it damned useful to read over 2nd year Alevel econ to get a higher level of understanding than the Alevel cource brings in. it's not 2 long or massively in depth, just points out some things u may not otherwise pick up, and ties things together.

    i also read Macroeconomics by Mankiw - quite heavy reading at times, very american, but overlaps with parts of Alevel cource so u may find it useful. i felt alot more confident in my interview when between the 2 tutors it was sittin there on the bookshelf.. lol!!
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    (Original post by rajeeb)
    I wouldn't stress about this too much guys (for E+M). Yes the reading list is long, but in the first few weeks everyone is in the same boat and the adrenalin/desire to me conscientious is high and gets you through it. I didn't really do any prep at all and managed fine - if I were you i'd just enjoy your summer!
    Raj :eek: Didn't know you browsed outside T2U? How goes the summer?
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    (Original post by Russell_G)
    i'm surprised no1 has mentioned John Kay's "the truth about markets". i found it damned useful to read over 2nd year Alevel econ to get a higher level of understanding than the Alevel cource brings in. it's not 2 long or massively in depth, just points out some things u may not otherwise pick up, and ties things together.

    i also read Macroeconomics by Mankiw - quite heavy reading at times, very american, but overlaps with parts of Alevel cource so u may find it useful. i felt alot more confident in my interview when between the 2 tutors it was sittin there on the bookshelf.. lol!!
    It's *the* first year Macro book Didn't realise it helped with A levels, degree economics is very different - Mankiw's a lot into IS-LM, growth models, etc. and not so much the discussion. Though I suppose the unemployment and other bits might be useful
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    yer i found knowin the ins n outs of IS-LM really helped with the A2 papers coz the model is mentioned but not properly explained and generally if u can throw in a working is-lm model in an Alevel paper it'll score nicely.
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    Quite impressive. I had no idea what IS-LM was at A levels, but then I was far more into the argumentative side at the time. Nice extra reading! :yy:
 
 
 
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