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    I'm studying maths, chemistry, history and music tech at AS, and hope to go on to do the first three at A2.
    I've never done economics at GCSE and evidently not A-Level, but the thing that intrigues about it is the prospects and potential income. Would it be risky? Can anyone recommend what I do to familiarise myself and feel a little more confident?


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    Your A-level choices seem fine. I think not having economics may only be a problem for top 5 courses, there is lots you can read:

    Project syndicate is really good.
    FT/The economist obviously
    The undercover economist is a great book for beginners.
    There are lots of good books on development economics, but this may not be for you if you want to make lots of money as finance is clearly better for that. (Bottom billion/ Poor Economics)
    I loved End This Depression Now!
    You can read Capital in the twenty first century once you get more confident.

    I don't think freakonomics is as relevant but it is fun if you want.
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    (Original post by dean2013)
    Your A-level choices seem fine. I think not having economics may only be a problem for top 5 courses, there is lots you can read:

    Project syndicate is really good.
    FT/The economist obviously
    The undercover economist is a great book for beginners.
    There are lots of good books on development economics, but this may not be for you if you want to make lots of money as finance is clearly better for that. (Bottom billion/ Poor Economics)
    I loved End This Depression Now!
    You can read Capital in the twenty first century once you get more confident.

    I don't think freakonomics is as relevant but it is fun if you want.
    Thanks a bunch


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