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I want to study economics at uni and am wondering what wider reading i can do to make myself more knowledgable and anything else i can do to pad up my personal statement. Please don't feel that anything is to obvious everything even if you think ive done it can help.
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inb4 someone suggests Freakonomics or Wealth of Nations
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I want to study economics at uni and am wondering what wider reading i can do to make myself more knowledgable and anything else i can do to pad up my personal statement. Please don't feel that anything is to obvious everything even if you think ive done it can help.
Read news articles, you don't have to read books.
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inb4 someone suggests Freakonomics or Wealth of Nations
thanks, i'll look into those. Do you think i should try and be unique and read something more niche or is it best to stick with the classics and more mainstream literature.
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thanks, i'll look into those. Do you think i should try and be unique and read something more niche or is it best to stick with the classics and more mainstream literature.
I'm looking to read them in the summer too. My teacher said to definitely start with the basics, then explore by yourself. It's good to see what everyone else is reading but also expand on something you like
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thanks, i'll look into those. Do you think i should try and be unique and read something more niche or is it best to stick with the classics and more mainstream literature.
Honestly couldn't tell you, when I applied (for management / marketing) I put the basics everyone has read, Josh Kaufmans Personal MBA and This is Marketing by Seth Godin. Seemed to work for me, although thinking back, if I was an admissions officer I would find it incredibly corny lol
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I wouldn't read something that everyone else is reading. If I were an admissions tutor, I'd probably find it annoying. But then again, it's your personal statement so do as you please.
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inb4 someone suggests Freakonomics or Wealth of Nations
inb4 someone suggests The Economist.
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Undercover Economist
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Usually, you have 2 options. You can read classic books like Wealth of Nations or Capital. But in my opinion, reading more modern books is better. Levi.- suggested Undercover Economist, and it's a great book if you want a well-done introduction to the subject. Other people suggested Freakonomics, another great book especially if you want to understand the economic theory in a non-academic environment. Also if you already know which branch of econ you like you can pick some more specific books. If you like Behavioural econ my opinion Animal Spirits is a great book
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As others have said, there are common books that a number of applicants talk about, like Undercover Economist, The Armchair Economist and Freakonomics, as well as stuff on game theory. You could watch online lectures/courses etc. to be a bit different (more variation)
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