List of Books

This is a list of recommended books related to economics, international relations, and politics. There are even some books about international development!

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

Nudge by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler

The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier

The End of Alchemy by Mervyn King

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnemann

Freakonomics by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas

End This Depression Now! by Paul Krugman

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

The Finance Curse by Nicholas Shaxson

Nine Crisis by William Keegan

Thinking Strategically by Avinash Dixit and Barry Nalebuff

Economics, a User Guide by Ha-Joon Chang

The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

Optional Section related to International Development

Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen

The Anti-Politics Machine by James Ferguson

Kicking Away the Ladder by Ha-Joon Chang

State-Directed Development by Atul Kohli

The Great Transformation by Karl Polyani

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Hi everyone! My name is Lilly and I am a high school student based in Germany, where I am currently enrolled in the IB diploma programme. Aside from founding EconIR WEB, I am also the President of JEC Berlin. Being a student who has a deep interest and passion for economics and international relations myself, I know how challenging it can be to find ways to engage with your areas of interest. Therefore, I created EconIR WEB. I hope that through EconIR WEB we will be able to build a strong community of students who share the same passion. Cant wait for you to join!