The Convento Thursday Morning Reading List


Jared Diamond: Guns, Germs and Steel
Mancur Olson: The Rise and Decline of Nations
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson: Why Nations Fail 

Ian Morris: Why the West Rules: For Now
Samuel Finer: The History of Governments from the Earliest of Time (three volumes)

Zvi Eckstein and Maristella Botticini: The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History
Thaler and Sunstein: Nudge
Nate Silver: The Signal and the Noise

Friedrich Hayek: The Road to Serfdom
Akerloff and Kranton: Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being
Thomas Piketty: Capital in the Twenty First Century
George Soros: The Tragedy of the European Union:Disintegration or Revival?
Robert Axelrod: The Evolution of Cooperation
Milton Friedman: Capitalism and Freedom
Duflo and Banerjee: Poor Economics
Mayer-Schanberger and Cukie: Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
Acemoglu and Robinson: Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
David S. Landes: The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why some are so rich and some so poor
Mancur Olson: The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups
Stanislaus Dehaene: Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts
Richard Koo: The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics: Lessons from Japan's Great Recession
Francis Fukuyama: The origins of political order
Peter Temin: The Roman Market Economy
Langohr and Langohr: The Rating Agencies And Their Credit Ratings: What They Are, How They Work, And Why They Are Relevant
Herbert Gintis: Game Theory Evolving
Richard M. Titmuss: The gift relationship: from human blood to social policy