• EconAfterHours

Blogs, Books and Podcasts for the Eco-curious soul

Updated: Mar 11, 2020

Podcasts

The Economist Podcast

Don’t have time to read the interesting, matter heavy articles of The Economist? This podcast is your saviour!

Freakonomics Radio

Join bestselling author Stephen Dubner in exploring economics in the most bizarre yet quotidian things.

NPR’s Planet Money

The best avenue for comprehensive views on current world economies.

Reading list (Courtesy: Arvind Subramanian)

  1. Joseph Conrad, Nostromo, A Tale of the Seaboard. 1904. (336 pages)

Understanding Development

  1. Giusepe de Lampedusa, The Leopard, transl. by Archibald Colquhoun, 1958

Understanding Economic Development

  1. Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs and Steel, 1997.

Geography and Development

  1. Philip Gourevitch, “Alms Dealers: Can you provide humanitarian aid without facilitating conflicts?” The New Yorker, 2010.

Manna and Economic Development: Foreign Aid

  1. Richard Hofstadter, The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made It, 1948

Formative histories and development

  1. Ryszard Kapuściński, The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat, 1983

[Formative histories and development, Ethiopia]

  1. Ian Morris. Why the West Rules-for Now: The Patterns of History and what They Reveal about the Future. Picador, 2010.

Broad Facts on Economic Development

  1. V.S. Naipaul, The Writer and The World: Essays, 2003

Formative Histories and Development [Argentina, Mauritius, Guyana, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire]

  1. Thomas Piketty, Capital in the twenty-first century, Harvard University Press, 2014.

Inequality and Development

  1. Michela Wrong, I Didn’t Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation, 2006

Manna and Economic Development [Eritrea]

Blogs

Conscience of a liberal

It is a New York Times column written for wider audiences, authored by Paul Krugman. Paul is an American economist who was awarded the Nobel Economics Prize in 2008 and is known in academia for his work on International Economics.

Real time economics

This is a blog by the Wallstreet Journal that delves into the economics news around the world while maintaining a language that can be understood by a wide audience.

Popular topics: U.S. and global economy, central bank policy and economics.

Free exchange

Free exchange is an economics blog by The Economist. Follow this for well researched ideas on contemporary issues in economics.

Popular topics: Global economics and public policy.

Thomas Piketty’s blog

Hosted by French daily newspaper Le Monde, Thomas Piketty’s blog is authored by the French economist, Thomas Piketty. The posts focus on Mr. Piketty’s take on current social and political issues in France, Europe and the world.

Popular topics: Current social, economic and political issues in the world.

Ben Bernanke’s blog

Ben Bernanke is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014. His blog expresses his opinions on Federal Reserve policy, China’s economy and European economic policy.

Popular topics: Macroeconomics, finance, and policy


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