# Books

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- A Guide to Survive Math Camp
- Economics 202B – Macroeconomics
- MATHEMATICAL METHODS for Agricultural and Resource Economists
- econ431 Intermediate Mathematical Economics (Intro to Real Analysis for Economists)
- Graduate Text Books
- Useful links

## Math

**Basic**- Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis (Sydsaeter, Hammond, Carvajal) – covering algebra and very elementary subjects
- Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics (Alpha Chiang) – covering a wide range of topics in static optimization and matrix algebra
- Elements of Dynamic Optimization (Alpha Chiang) – covering Calculus of Variations and Optimal control theory (Dynamic Optimization).
- The Structure of Economics: A Mathematical Analysis (Eugene Silverberg). – a lot of mid-step derivations that are often omitted in textbooks.

**Advanced**- Mathematics for Economists (Simon, Blume)
- Mathematical Methods and Models for Economists (Angel de la Fuente)
- Further Mathematics for Economic Analysis (Sydsaeter, Hammond) – advanced topics in Differential Equations, Calculus of Variations, Optimal Control theory.
- Mathematical Optimization and Economic Theory (Intrilligator)
- Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (Hogg, McKean, Craig)

**Proofs**- How to Prove It (Velleman)
- How to read and do proofs: an introduction to mathematical thought processes (Solow)
- Elementary Real Analysis (Thompson and Bruckner)
- Principles of Mathematical Analysis (Rudin)
- Elementary Classical Analysis (J. Marsden) – Rudin’s companion
- Introduction to Real Analysis (Bartle)
- Understanding Analysis (Abbott)

## Micro

- Microeconomic Analysis (Hal Varian)
- A Course in Microeconomic Theory (Kreps)
- Microeconomic Theory (Mas-Colell / Whinston / Green)
**Game Theory**- A Course on Game Theory (Osborne & Rubinstein)
*Basics*: Games, Strategies, and Decision Making (Harrington) & Strategy (Watson)*Advanced*: Game Theory: an introduction (Tadelis), Game Theory for Applied Economists (Gibbons), Strategy and Game Theory: Practice Exercises with Answers (Munoz-Garcia & Toro-Gonzalez)

## Macro

**Transitional**- Advanced Macroeconomics: An Introduction for Undergraduates
- Introduction to Economic Growth (C.I.Jones)
- Unified Growth Theory (Galor)

**Core**- Economic Growth (Barro, Sala-i-Martin)
- Advanced Macroeconomics (Romer) – Also accompanied by a solutions manual.
- Introduction to Modern Economic Growth (Acemoglu) – There is one Solutions Manual by Peters and Simsek.
- Lectures on Macroeconomics (Blanchard, Fischer)
- Foundations of Modern Macroeconomics (Heijdra) – There is one companion book “Foundations of Modern Macroeconomics: Exercise & Solutions Manual”
- Advanced Macroeconomics: An Easy Guide (Campante, Sturzenegger, Velasco)
- Intertemporal Macroeconomics (Azariadis) – lots of graphs and dynamical systems that give you an idea of how your model should look like.
- Groth’s Lecture Notes in Macroeconomics
- Economic Dynamics: Phase Diagrams and Their Economic Application (Shone)
- Dynamic Macroeconomic Theory (Sargent)

**Subfield-focused**- RBC: The ABC of RBCs (McCandless), Real Business Cycle Theory: A Semiparametric Approach (Kimball), Groth’s Lecture Notes in Macroeconomics (chapter 30)
- Discrete OLG: A Theory of Economic Growth: Dynamics and Policy in Overlapping Generations (de la Croix, Michel), Fertility, Education, Growth, and Sustainability (de la Croix), Growth and International Trade (Farmer), Intertemporal Resource Economics (Farmer)
- Continuous OLG: Dynamic Fiscal Policy (Auerbach & Kotlikoff), Groth’s Lecture Notes in macroeconomics (chapter 12)
- DSGE: Introduction to Dynamic Macroeconomic General Equilibrium Models (Torres), Understanding DSGE models (Jose Costa), Dynamic General Equilibrium Modeling (Maussner)
- Open: Open Economy Macroeconomics (Uribe, Schmitt-Groh), International Macroeconomic Dynamics (Turnovsky), Foundations of International Economics (Obstfeld & Rogoff), Capital Accumulation and Economic Growth in Small Open Economy (Turnovsky)
- Endogenous Growth: Endogenous Growth Theory (Aghion & Howitt), Human Capital (Becker)
- Search: Equilibrium Unemployment Theory (Pissarides), Matching with Transfers (Chiappori)
- Labor: Labor Economics (Cahuc & Zylberberg)
- Money: Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle (Gali)
- Expectations: Learning and Expectations in Macroeconomics (Evans), Rational Expectations and Inflation (Sargent)
- Contract theory: The Theory of Corporate Finance (Tirole), Contract Theory (Bolton & Dewatripont), An Introduction to the Economics of Information: Incentives and Contracts (Macho-Stadler)
- Programming: Numerical Methods in Economics (Judd), Dynamic Economics (Adda & Cooper), Python Programming for Economics and Finance

## Econometrics

**General**:- Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach (Wooldridge)
- Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data (Wooldridge)
- Econometrics (Hayashi)
- Econometric Analysis (Greene)
- Probability & Statistics for Economists (Hansen)
- Mostly Harmless Econometrics (Angrist)

**Time Series**:- Time Series Analysis (Hamilton) with Solutions
- Applied Econometric Time Series (Enders)
- Applied Economic Forecasting Using Time Series Methods (Ghysels & Marcellino) – has R codes.

Written on July 9, 2023