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1. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist
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2. Investors and Markets: Portfolio
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3. The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary
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4. The Secrets of Economic Indicators:
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5. Pioneering Portfolio Management:
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6. Investment Science
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7. Microeconomic Theory
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8. When Genius Failed: The Rise and
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9. Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity,
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10. The Lexus and the Olive Tree:
11. International Economics: Theory
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12. Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth
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13. Natural Capitalism: Creating the
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14. The Wealth of Nations
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15. Revolutionary Wealth
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16. Introductory Econometrics: A Modern
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17. Recursive Methods in Economic
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18. Handbook of Research Design and
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19. Microeconomics (The Addison-Wesley
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1. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by William Morrow
Roughcut (12 April, 2005)
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Economics is not widely considered to be one of the sexier sciences. The annual Nobel Prize winner in that field never receives as much publicity as his or her compatriots in peace, literature, or physics. But if such slights are based on the notion that economics is dull, or that economists are concerned only with finance itself, Steven D. Levitt will change some minds. In Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Fluff and Nonsense
The underlying theme of this book seems to be that if one can come up with enough provocative theses and find some support, however tenuous, for them, perhaps one can write a thin, light weight book which will attract attention and thereby gain one's 15 minutes of fame.
3-0 out of 5 stars Compelling, but superficial arguments
The storytelling and economic science are the backbone of this compelling book and the scattered topics aren't enough to minimize Levitt's or Dubner's effort.The superficiality of the ideas is, however, and the wild concepts that the self-proclaimed freakonomist advances are easily put to question by simple thought experiments.For instance, the most controversial proposition that Levitt makes is that the legalization of abortion in the '70s was the single most important factor in the steep decline of crime in the US in the '90s, and that can be scrutinized easily.Levitt says that the people who would have been born to those mothers in the '70s would have gone on to live lives of the unwanted and been more likely to commit crimes in their late teens and early twenties (the '90s).Since millions were aborted, they weren't there to commit those crimes later.This eerie idea may be hard to stomach, but that's not the reason it should be doubted.If the aborted children would have a higher chance of becoming criminals, they would, no doubt, also have a higher chance of becoming poor, but the poverty rates for people above 18 remained relatively stable through the '80s and since.
4-0 out of 5 stars It's about time Statistician speak out
I originaly bought this for my son (in college on the mainland) based on an article I read in the sunday paper. When I saw it in the library I decided to pick it up and see if the book was any good. Well I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this was a very worthy book. After all how many people would ever consider a Statistician's opinion, well this is one time where you should. ... Read more

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2. Investors and Markets: Portfolio Choices, Asset Prices, and Investment Advice (Princeton Lectures in Finance)
by Princeton University Press
Hardcover (02 October, 2006)
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3. The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business (Collins Business Essentials)
by Collins
Paperback (07 January, 2003)
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What do the Honda Supercub, Intel's 8088 processor, and hydraulic excavators have in common? They are all examples of disruptive technologies that helped to redefine the competitive landscape of their respective markets. These products did not come about as the result of successful companies carrying out sound business practices in established markets. In Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Mind-Expanding
This is one of the best -- and scariest -- business books I've ever read. Christensen clearly illustrates why many of the 'tried and true' formulas really don't work. His research is compelling and is presented clearly enough for non-technical readers. I can't recommend this book highly enough!

5-0 out of 5 stars Counterintuitive, well-supported, and powerful
This text excels on several levels:It is very readable, and tells a story which is understandable and compelling even at a cursory pace.For the motivated reader, digging deeper, especially spending time on the introduction and each chapter's endnotes, there is a huge amount of data and insight into that data that is well-structured for assimilation.Finally, the theories presented, once understood, become both a lens for interpreting past and current market dynamics, and set the stage for deployable actions in a number of industries.

2-0 out of 5 stars It must have been mistaken identitiy...
During fourth of july vacation, I had a chsance to see an old college friend, who is a vice president for a large computer hard drive firm... he was showing offf his new Toyota hybrid when we began talking about the market forces, which interfered with large companies responding to the emerging needs and changes in the marketplace.
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4. The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities
by Wharton School Publishing
Hardcover (03 September, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
There is so much information in this book a review need only be brief."The Secrets of Economic Indicators" has the most accurate and concise definitions for terms, indicators, indexes, and general information about them than most other books on this topic.All of the contact information on these agencies and groups are provided.The brilliance in this book is its a) organization b) succinctness c) writing style.Written to point, and for the layperson.Easy reading.
4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
I used this book for a course at school and i coupled it to econoday.com and found the compbination of the two resources an excellent way to understand the real world of business.

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended Reading
This is the book I suggest getting if you are trading reports in my group. Very well written and excellent research! I have been trading and teaching Fundmanetal Trading in foreign exchange for several years. This is a must have item for my students. ... Read more

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5. Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment
by Free Press
Hardcover (15 May, 2000)
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2-0 out of 5 stars A lot of nothing
This book has very little to teach you and it's virtually unreadable. Make sure you read one or two pages before you buy in case you are like me and you can't stand his style.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great, but Swensen's New Book is Better
This book covers the HOW and WHY of diversification.While everyone claims to understand diversification, there have been few individuals or institutions that have actually applied the concepts as well as Swensen.
4-0 out of 5 stars solid primer on institutional money management
Swenson's reputation was made by the investment results he has generated, which in turn are based on good insights and steely discipline in managing a portfolio.That said, he could have used an editor on this book.His prose style is almost a mockery of a business presentation - here's what he's going to say, he says it, and then a recap of what he said.Still, his style, with its absolute emphasis on clearly communicating to the reader, is a huge improvement over quasi-academic articles in the Journal of Finance.
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6. Investment Science
by Oxford University Press, USA
Hardcover (03 July, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good book to understand quantitative finance
Luenberger was a professor of optimization and his books on that subject are also very good. Clear and Precise. But sometimes he is extremely concise, so that you need to work a bit to completely understand a point.
5-0 out of 5 stars Investment Science must have
Great book, covers lots of material and goes beyond by using the log utility to portfolio growth. Great buy!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the few books I have purchased twice.
This is the best book by far on the theory of finance.The book covers all the important fundamental concepts and develops them into practical models without going overboard and introducing every possible variation on the model.the style is both conversational and mathematical.It is replete with discussions about the material, but it doesnt gloss over the math.I took professor Luenbergers course at Stanford, and it piqued my interest in finance enough to pursue it professionally.(At the time, I was a masters student in electrical engineering.)I purchased several other books in finance.I dont even know where they are now, every time I have a question or need to build a new model, I go straight to Luenberger.This book is so good, I bought a second copy just as a backup, in case I lose my copy and the book goes out of print. ... Read more

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7. Microeconomic Theory
by Oxford University Press, USA
Hardcover (15 June, 1995)
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1-0 out of 5 stars It was not hard cover!
I received the book, it was new, BUT IT WAS NOT HARDCOVER as "CAIMAN" said.
1-0 out of 5 stars SOFT cover
I got ripped off. I thought it was a good price for the hardcover edition, but I got the soft cover. It didn't return it becuase I'm lazy but I should have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Scary at first, but you'll learn a lot
I must confess the first time I opened the book I was surprised by how mathematical this book is. But as you read on you find that you learn more from this book than from others because microeconomic principles are well stated and proved rather than defined with vague statements. ... Read more

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8. When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
by Random House Trade Paperbacks
Paperback (09 October, 2001)
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On September 23, 1998, the boardroom of the New York Fed was a tense place. Around the table sat the heads of every major Wall Street bank, the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, and representatives from numerous European banks, each of whom had been summoned to discuss a highly unusual prospect: rescuing what had, until then, been the envy of them all, the extraordinarily successful bond-trading firm of Long-Term Capital Management. Roger Lowenstein's Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Is Hollywood sleeping?
Disclaimer: this was the first-ever, and so far the only, "business novel" (as I call them), I have read. Hence my benchmark is not other books of the same genre, but literature in its broadest sense.
4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Book and a look at "the Experts"
As an academic & a "Wall-Streeter" & a professional trader (of my own money) I must surely qualify as an "expert."
2-0 out of 5 stars This book is suspect.
I am by no means an economist, and much less an expert on finance, but this book strikes me as a thinly veiled, unsubtle hatchet job on the efficient markets hypothesis.I've seen much subtler discussions of the Efficient Market Hypothesis written for general audiences, enough of them so I can recognize that Lowenstein doesn't get it; he equates efficient markets with "the price that the market offers is always the intrinsic value," and not with "you can't reliably predict intrinsic value any better than market prices themselves do."This is a crucial difference, because it is only by assuming that market efficiency is the first that his attack holds water.
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9. Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics
by Harvard Business School Press
Hardcover (01 June, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Some Really Good Points.
According to the author economics is in the midst of a revolution. But economics is always in the midst of a revolution. There's the old saying that if you take a thousand economists and lay them in a line that they will all point in a different direction. Yes, there are new economists challenging the field's traditional assumptions. But that's how you get your Ph.D. in economics.
4-0 out of 5 stars A lot of intrinsic value but...
I bought the book initially because the economist issued an article commenting it which draw my interest. Quite honestly, I was surprised to see that it is basically a compilation of works, essays and academic papers defying orthodox finance and economics viewpoints rather than groundbreaking material. Throughout the book, the author cites many heavyweights in different sciences to augment his thesis of a new paradigm in economics along with the typical historical retrospective on economics, from Adam Smith to Samuelson and beyond which serves the purpose of claiming economics is locked in its own on intellectual embargo.
2-0 out of 5 stars Ambitious survey; flawed logic
Scattered throughout The Origin of Wealth is a five star survey of new ideas in economics, incorporating discoveries from science and psychology.Unfortunately, in the end, the book is undone by Beinhocker's unfortunate habit of stating hypotheses and non sequiturs as facts, and his continuous harping on "Traditional" economics (and "Traditional" finance) as obsolete and irrelevant.Also, the book is quite uneven in the amount of detail presented; there's too much sometimes (which is tedious), and too little other times (which is frustrating).I really wanted to be able to give the book three stars because of its broad scope and entertaining analyses, but just cannot do so after a few days of mulling over the entirety of its content.If you can separate the wheat from the chaff, it's a decent read; but if you are not already familiar with the subject matter discussed, caveat emptor (buyer beware)!
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10. The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
by Anchor
Paperback (02 May, 2000)
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One day in 1992, Thomas Friedman toured a Lexus factory in Japan and marveled at the robots that put the luxury cars together. That evening, as he ate sushi on a Japanese bullet train, he read a story about yet another Middle East squabble between Palestinians and Israelis. And it hit him: Half the world was lusting after those Lexuses, or at least the brilliant technology that made them possible, and the other half was fighting over who owned which olive tree.Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not just terms....
A treatise on globalization.Published in 1999 it seems apropos to review this in the context of history.In the midst of his conclusions / suggestions, as another reviewer cites, "Friedman on terrorism, two years prior to the 9/11 attacks: `When you combine the angry men that Americanization-globalization creates with the way in which globalization can super-empower people, you have what I believe is the real, immediate national security threat to the United States in the twenty-first century: the Super-Empowered Angry Man ...'."
5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Explanation of Globalization That You Are Likely to Find
If you want to know exactly what globalization is, this is the book that contains perhaps the best explanation of globalization.Between the protests and the periodic G7 and G8 meeting of industrialized countries when the media is full of globalization stories, one finds there is a dearth of good explanationsof exactly what globalization is.Historically countries have always completed economically, developed countries used captured markets (colonies), during the mercantilistic era,the cold war was an aberration where the world competed on an idealogical level.Presently with the cold war at an end, there is an allure of attracting investment from multi-national companies. Vica-versa every country is also being evaluated in accordance to its business climate.A corrupt government, spendthrifts regime, or a fragile banking sytem loses votes (investment dollars) , countries with a good business climate receive investment dollars.The author's point is that no one company or country is actually controlling this system.The countries protesting the loudest are the same countries providing a weak business climate, and but they want to participate in the rewards. It is a natural outcome that as every country joins the international communityis judged by multitudes of investors on a worldwide basis.
4-0 out of 5 stars Intriquing and Positive Look at Globalization
Written in the late 1990s (and later updated), Tom Friedman's lengthy assessment of globalization and the post-Cold War ear has etchd its place as one of the more prominent optimistic takes on the subject.
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11. International Economics: Theory and Policy (6th Edition)
by Addison Wesley
Hardcover (26 July, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars An important and useful text for understanding trade theory
Krugman and Obstfeld, two world renowned international economists, provide a full detailed analysis and examples for the basis of trade among nations. It is relatively straightforward to comprehend for both economists and noneconomists. International trade is an important component of economic policy for the growth and development of countries. This book examines various theoretical trade models and provides real world examples of policy formulation and their impact. The authors do not take any political positions, thus making their analysis a purely objective, or positive study.
4-0 out of 5 stars Krugman
Some complicated theories explained in a way that can be understood.
1-0 out of 5 stars Not What I've Come to Expect from Krugman
First off, even if you totally discount the rest of my review, buy the low price international version of this book.On the March 10, 2005 episode of the daily show Krugman elucidated his feelings quite clearly."The real money is in textbooks. With other books, people need to decide whether to buy them or not. Students have to buy textbooks."Thanks Paul.I think I'm being charitable when I say that at $125 this book is a ripoff.It isn't even full color.
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12. Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
by University Of Chicago Press
Paperback (15 November, 2002)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A book that gives a good feel of the period.
Written in the context of the Cold War, the author emphasizes the need for free markets and an open society for a society to property function.It stresses the importance of the individual and the needs of the individual against the backdrop of an "ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country" era and the basic economic honesty of selfishness in general.There are several ideas in the book that probably need to be revisited (which is why you should read it) since they are becoming issues again in today's world.

4-0 out of 5 stars Classic Liberalism at its best
An all-time favorite of mine, Capitalism & Freedom creates a framework of classic liberalism and argues forcefully in favor of free-markets and decentralization over the expansion of government involvement in economic and social affairs.Friedman builds his argument from the ground up by identifying coercion as the State's distinguishing feature over all other societal organizations.From the (classic) liberal's perspective, this aspect shapes the relationship between citizen and government, and strictly limits the appropriateness of State involvement in society, particularly with regard to well-intentioned programs and policy.
4-0 out of 5 stars Outdated. Can better be understood as polemics with Galbraith
This book probably should not be treated as "capitalist manifesto" a la Marx but more like an attempt to present a position opposite to famous Galbraith "The Affluent Society" (1958). Reading the book without reading Galbraith first creates an impression of cheap advocacy of capitalism and unrestricted market almost in best libertarian (anarcho-capitalist) style. But as a polemic with Galbraith vision of post-capitalism (post-industrial society) the book looks like an interesting historical document.
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13. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
by Back Bay Books
Paperback (12 October, 2000)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A very detailed analysis of sustainability
Just a couple comments and caveats to add not covered in the in-depth Spotlight Reviews.First, this book is absolutely loaded with stats and data and provides a more rigerous, academic treatment of working towards more sustainable way to grow businesses and communities.The fact that the references at the end go on for 55 pages attest to this level of detail!).Given that the authors are from one of the most prominent "think tanks" of eco-capitalism - The Rocky Mountain Institute - explains this level of detail and expertise.But, it really can come across as a "brain dump" where every fact the authors knew of are piled into the chapters (whose origins are earlier position papers). So, if you really need hard data and lots of factoids, this book is a top, well-researched and dependable reference.
4-0 out of 5 stars Delivers its promise.
Full with advanced thinking and practical examples, this book really is a window (rather, a super-window) to the near future. It explains what is wrong with many systems: optimization of a component pessimizes the whole and gives advice for better available solutions. A must for everyone interested in economics and ecology. along with "Cradle to cradle", the best I have read so far.

4-0 out of 5 stars Natural Capitalism - China's Future | America's ???
Just this morning I was watching Cashin' In on Fox News. One hot topic was how Oil / Energy prices not only affect gas prices, but ripple across the entire economy - creating potentially deadly inflation. The fact is, our oil addiction is 1) consuming non-renewable resources, and 2) polluting the air, water, and land all around us. This cannot continue for long without irreversible effects on the world.
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14. The Wealth of Nations
by Bantam Classics
Mass Market Paperback (04 March, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A must read if you are in economics
The works of Adam Smith are an essential part of universal culture, especially for economics. The introduction to the book places you at the time it was written, which makes it even more valuable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
This book is a modeling exercise about the components of a nation's wealth, whereby: Wealth of Nations = Land + Labour + Stock (ie Capital accumulated).This model serves as the foundation of the arguments in the entire book; and an excellent guide to analyze our modern market economies.Smith touches on various topics, ranging from market economics, history of colony establishments, state of opulence (briefly describing China in the 18th century), and of human nature and behavior in general.
5-0 out of 5 stars Put on top of your reading list.
A classic... mandatory but pleasant reading if you are into Economics... not boring despite the size. Read with a pencil handy to highlight the too many good quotes. Get the Bantam Classics edition--cheap, small and unabridged (doesn't get much better than this). Mind boggling how good Adam Smith is. ... Read more

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15. Revolutionary Wealth
by Knopf
Hardcover (25 April, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Toffler's Help Make Sense of Our Complex World
Don't you just love it when you find a book out there that just completely blows you away?Me too.I read a lot of business books, and most of them have great things in them, but it's rare that I find one that really turns my thinking upside down.
4-0 out of 5 stars Future Optimism
This book is a delight to read.Written in an informal, personal style, the authors go over past and current trends and extrapolate the future.It is not an academic textbook by any means; however, we learn that education is a 400 billion dollar a year system and that Helium-3 could be the future of fuel/energy, along with other interesting tidbits.The book is not intended to be anything more than an incredible conversation about what the future may bring. If you are looking for a literary jaunt through technology, politics, economics, and history, you will enjoy this book.Ultimately, the old adage--that "the more things change, the more they remain the same"--may not hold true in the future.

5-0 out of 5 stars Alvin Toffler is God
I just brought and if this is the best description of society, economy, government and revolution for NOW I've read
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16. Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach (with Printed Access Card-Economic Applications Online, Econometrics Data Sets with Solutions Manual Web Site)
by South-Western College Pub
Hardcover (13 July, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Before I bought this book, I was debating with myself on whether I should buy Gujarati (2002) or this book. I employed two criteria in making this decision: clarity of exposition and completeness of coverage. I think Gujarati does slightly better on the first criterion but Wooldridge does considerably better on the second criterion. So, the weighted average of both criteria favors Wooldridge (mean squared error?).

5-0 out of 5 stars Wooldridge is best
Wooldridge is best (review refers to 2nd edition).
5-0 out of 5 stars If you don't know what is going on.....
If you don't know what you are doing then you need to get this book.If you think you know what you are doing, then you definitely need this book because you probably have no clue.Contrary to what one reviewer states, this text does provide a good balance between application and theoretical example.I use this book all of the time as a graduate student.It is a wonderful reference.If you are studying econometrics, then this is the first book you should buy. ... Read more

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17. Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics
by Harvard University Press
Hardcover (10 October, 1989)
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1-0 out of 5 stars A reader
I have never, e*v*e*r encountered a worse book in any field in my entire life. Ok, so chapter 4 and 9 are cute - but you know what, you really don't need to write a book to publish 30 pages of material that is actually worth reading.
5-0 out of 5 stars The first step in the methods
This book is a first great step into the theory and results that you need to really understand the technicalities behindcurrent research on Dynamic General Equilibrium Macroeconomics.
5-0 out of 5 stars Essential
Essential for understanding modern macroeconomic theory, for better or worse.Chapter 4 on Dynamic Programming under certainty and bounded returns is beautiful.I recommend using this book in conjunction with Sargent's RMT. ... Read more

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18. Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement
by Sage Publications, Inc
Paperback (16 January, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have book for any serious social science researcher
A wealth of information for both the novice and experienced researcher.The sections on social measurements and indices are most impressive. Excellent resource guide for the serious researcher. ... Read more

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19. Microeconomics (The Addison-Wesley Series in Economics)
by Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Hardcover (February, 2003)
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1-0 out of 5 stars the worst microeconomics textbook i have ever read
very confusing, non-focusing writing style plus author's splurge of mathematical demonstrations everywhere in the book makes this text book very hard to understand and offers no help for people to grasp the beauty of the economic theory.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst Intro Micro Text in the market
I was required to buy this book when I took a course taught by the author, Jeff Perloff.This book is the absolute worst micro text I've ever come across.It's confusing and unorganized much like the author himself.If you're looking for a good intro micro text, I suggest you look elsewhere.I highly recommend Nicholson's Microeconomic Theory.

3-0 out of 5 stars An okay book
This book was used for my microeconomics class.It helped me learn the material, but there's still room for improvement.Read more

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20. The Coming Economic Collapse: How You Can Thrive When Oil Costs $200 a Barrel
by Warner Business Books
Hardcover (21 February, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Investor newsletter sold as a book
Dr. Leeb's book makes a lot of sense regarding the consequences of running out of oil, and the growth of world demand outpacing the growth of supply even before supplies dry up. The question is when will all this lead to catastrophic consequnces for the world economy. Dr. Leeb suggests that this is imminent, and we are facing $200/barrel oil prices within the near future. As I am writing this review, oil prices are retreating; after having reached nearly $80/barrel, they are now around $60. How much this is due to a transient decrease in demand (the interest rate hikes by the Feds have slowed down the US economy that has some additional slowing effects worldwide), and how much this is due to price manipulations during the months leading up to the US midterm elections, is yet to be seen. The Feds may have averted stagflation for the time being, but it is doubtful that oil prices (a major reason for inflation) will remain at the current, milder level. Dr. Leeb has some recommendations for investors how to cope with the oil price explosion and period of stagflation. The advise is sensible, provided stagflation is coming in the near future. If we assume that Dr. Leeb has to be right at some point of time, but not necessarily in the immediate future, the investment strategy he recommends may lead to suboptimal returns.
5-0 out of 5 stars Gives what may be some practical advice about oil shortages
As other reviewers have pointed out, this book by Stephen Leeb makes some straightforward points.We have a complex global civilization and a tricky national economy.And we have a large global population.That puts us all at risk in a number of ways.
4-0 out of 5 stars Infinitely annoying, but still important to read.
A lesson from Chicken Little: when you are announcing that the sky is falling, make your argument as palatable as possible to people who obviously don't want to hear it.
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