An Economics Reading List

Blaug, Mark, Economic Theory in Retrospect

Galbraith, John Kenneth, A History of Economics: The Past as Present

Heilbroner, Robert, The Worldly Philosophers

Hirschman, Albert, The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph

Kirzner, Israel, The Economic Point of View

Kishtainy, Niall, A Little History of Economics

Levy, David M. and Sandra J. Peart, The Secret History of the Dismal Science

Multipart, illustrated series of articles on the parallel relationships between economists and anti-slavery advocates in the mid- to late 1800s. Contrasts pro-slavery writers such as Carlyle, Ruskin, Dickens with economists of the period, showing how those popular authors used pro-slavery language and symbolism, and linked slurs of the anti-slavery movement to contemporary economics debates.

Mises, Ludwig von Mises, The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science: An Essay on Method

Nasar, Sylvia, Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius

Robbins, Lionel, An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economics

Robbins, Lionel,A History of Economic Thought

Roncaglia, Alessandro, The Wealth of Ideas: A History of Economic Thought

Rothbard, Murray, An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought

Samuels, Warren; Biddle, Jeff; and David, John (eds), A Companion to the History of Economic Thought

Schumpeter, Joseph, A History of Economic Analysis

Sowell, Thomas, Marxism: Philosophy and Economics

Sowell, Thomas, Classical Economics Reconsidered