Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Big Hole in the Reading List for Greg Mankiw's Econ Seminar

Here's Harvard Professor Greg Mankiw's reading list for his economics seminar:

The Worldly Philosophers, by Robert Heilbroner

Spin-Free Economics, by Nariman Behravesh

Capitalism and Freedom, by Milton Friedman

Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff, by Arthur Okun

Nudge, by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein

The Return of Depression Economics, by Paul Krugman

Animal Spirits, by George Akerlof and Robert Shiller

The Myth of the Rational Voter, by Bryan Caplan

Economic Gangsters, by Raymond Fisman and Edward Miguel

The Price of Everything, by Russell Roberts

It appears he has pro or con books on everything, but not one book on Austrian business cycle theory. That is NOTHING from the economists who actually influenced those who accurately warned about the current downturn, such as, me, Peter Schiff, Stefan Karlsson and Mark Thorton.



  1. Wenzel,

    I assume that is faux amazement as we all know Mankiw is not much of a freedom-lover and is a strong believer in "free markets, but..."

  2. Maybe we should call them "But Economists"

  3. Banacek,

    Exactly! Or even 'But-Heads'