Less than a week ago, I complained about textbook prices. While my complaint stands, one economics class has managed to shut me up. I’m taking a graduate level class on “International Monetary Theory and Policy,” and while I still don’t have access to the syllabus and the articles I’ll be reading, I do know my textbooks. They as follows,
- Richard Koo, The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics: Lessons from Japan’s Great Recession;
- Paul Krugman, The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008;
- Michael Lewis, The Big Short;
- Carmen F. Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, This Time It’s Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly.
So maybe they’re not the books I would have chosen to teach an international monetary theory class, but they beat the $200 price theory textbooks!