Reading Suggestions

You can find plenty of coverage of economic questions in good quality newspapers, magazines, blogs and articles online, and television and radio programmes. For example, try the Financial Times, The Economist, and Prospect, which frequently include articles on economic matters; and the blogs and commentaries of economists and economic journalists.


The Economics Network website, Why Study Economics? has useful information for students considering a university course in economics.

A selection of Economics blogs:


There are several good “popular” introductions to economics, and other relevant books written for a general audience, that are accessible and interesting whether or not you have studied economics at school:

Tim Harford The Undercover Economist (Little, Brown, 2005)

David Smith Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics (Profile Books, 2003)

Paul Krugman The Accidental Theorist (Norton, 1998) 

K. Binmore A Very Short Introduction to Game Theory (OUP, 2007)

P. Dasgupta Economics: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2007)

Michael Blastland and Andrew Dilnot The Tiger that Isn’t: Seeing through a World of Numbers (Profile Books, 2007)

Roger E. Backhouse The Penguin History of Economics (Penguin, 2002)

       Andrew Mell and Oliver Walker, The Rough Guide to Economics (Penguin, 2014)