What are the best books on economics? Because economics is a wonderful and important profession, we think it is worth reading a good book about it. Below you will find the best books on economics.

Best economics books of all time

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Economics of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About EconomicsAuthor
The Big ShortMichael Lewis
 Post-Capitalist SocietyPeter F. Drucker
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to LeadSheryl Sandberg
FreakonomicsStephen J. Dubner
The Upside of InequalityEdward Conard
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of NationsAdam Smith
Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our FuturePaul Mason
This Changes Everythingby Naomi Klein
Guns, Germs and SteelJared Diamond
The Rational OptimistMatt Ridley

The updated top 10 list: the best books about economics

Economics 101: From Consumer Behavior to Competitive Markets–Everything You Need to Know About Economics (Adams 101)

‘Economics 101’ is different than many of the other books on the same subject, because it is written in a language and with examples that everyone can understand. Getting to know the basics of economics is a piece of cake with this book.

The Most Important Lessons in Economics and Finance: A Comprehensive Collection of Time-Tested Principles of Wealth Management

If you are interested in the history of economics and finance to find out what principles still work today, then we suggest you check out this book. The writer of this book was a financial consultant and teaches finance at university, so you can’t go wrong with his information.

All About Money – Economics – Business – Ages 10+: The Thinking Tree – Do-It-Yourself Homeschooling Curriculum (All about Money & How to Make Money … Money, Economics, Business – Research – GRE)

We think this book is ideal for teenagers (or even older people) who are interested in economics, but don’t know where to begin. There are four parts: understanding money, understanding the way people make money (including government and taxes), understanding the basics of economics, and hard times. There is even a chapter on Covid-19.

Economics through Everyday Stories from around the World: An introduction to economics for children or Economics for kids, dummies and everyone else (Financial Literacy for Kids)

Looking to educate a child that is not yet a teenager? Then ‘Economics Through Everyday Stories from Around the World’ is your ideal companion for teaching younger children.

The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics

Do we really know what Jesus taught his followers about money and work? The Bible focuses on certain aspects, but archeology says something different. Jesus lived during an industrious period in time, and there is even proof of an entrepreneurial economy. This is a very interesting read.

Basic Economics

If you want to learn about the principles on economics, but don’t care for every little detail or equitation, then this is the book that should be on your list.

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Social and environmental developments affect how we make decisions on an economic level. That is why many books are not relevant anymore, they are simply too old. ‘Doughnut Economics’ is written by Kate Raworth, and she has succeeded in updating information so that it is fit for this century.

Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: or, How Capitalism Works–and How It Fails

In our opinion this is a uniquely written book by author Yanis Varoufakis, who knows economics all too well, because he used to be a finance minister in Greece. He tries to educate his daughter by writing her letters on the economy.

The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It: 99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together

Less words, more illustrations; that is what this book is all about. Let Thomas Ramge teach you about the basics of economics by showing you what it is all about, instead of having to read long chapters with words that are too difficult to grasp.

The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness

Knowing about money is not the same as knowing how to handle money. Many people are aware of the basics of, for example, budgeting, but they can’t seem to manage getting to the end of the month with money left in the bank or having some cash in their wallet. This book shares 19 stories on how other people deal with money. It can help you reflect on your own behavior.

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