For people looking to get ahead, what economics text books would oxbridge/LSE/UCL/Warwick be asking freshers to get?
Links or full names would be much appreciated.
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- 17-12-2010 01:26
- 17-12-2010 03:35
Oxbridge: Micro - Varian; Macro: Mankiw; General: Begg, Fischer & Dornbusch
Warwick: Micro - Frank; Macro: Blanchard and Burda & Wyplosz
LSE: Micro - Frank, Perloff; Macro - Williamson, Blanchard; General: Lipsey & Chrystal
UCL: Micro - Perloff; Macro - Blanchard
danny111 can clarify for LSE
most unis' curriculum for micro and macro is taken from Varian/Perloff or Mankiw/Blanchard, which is why the micro and macro curriculum is quite standard across institutions, the main differences are found in the outside modules (eg the more quantitative ones will do other modules in advanced quantitative techniques and more theoretical econometrics).
note with Perloff he has two books, Microeconomics and Microeconomics with Calculus. I recommend getting the one with Calculus even if your curriculum is based on the straight Microeconomics one. It is usually the same price, but it has explanations on how to work out the calculus for each part, which you will need at some point. Also his calculus appendix is quite nice in fact its a good reference to use for your maths modules as well.Last edited by MagicNMedicine; 17-12-2010 at 03:38.
- 17-12-2010 12:17
Year 1: Micro: Frank, Economic Behaviour or something, Macro: Mankiw Macroeconomics with Taylor European Edition. Both for Econ B. Econ A no one cares about
Year 2: Micro: Cowell for Micro II and Perloff for Micro I, Macro: Williamson