It is the season for compiling lists! I’ve collected the most interesting 2016 lists that I’ve seen so far on topics related to economic development. I also compiled a list of the top five posts from this blog.
- Best Economics books of 2016 by the Financial Times (including Guy Standing, Wolfgang Streeck, and more)
- Best Books of 2016 from a Marxist perspective on Michael Robert’s blog (includes Ben Fine, Robert Gordon, Anwar Shaikh, and more)
- LSE Review of Books in Review: The Top 12 Book Reviews of 2016 (includes Branko Milanovc, David Harvey and the new book by Amartya Sen, and more)
- Top 2016 book list by Africa Is A Country (a useful list during the holidays when we find ourselves with time to read fiction)
If you want to avoid getting too bogged down in the newest hype, it’s also worth checking out the Real World Economics Review list of The top ten economics books of the last 100 years (compiled through a poll earlier this year).
Best papers, blogs, and misc.
- The writing that shaped economic thinking in 2016 according to Noah Smith on Bloomberg View
- Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2016 (as a counterweight you might also want to look at the older list of top heterodox economics blogs compiled by Lars P. Syll)
- Top Twitter economists on RePEc (by followers)
- The five best economics podcasts of 2016 by Tim Harford on The Undercover Economist
- Top Devex stories of 2016
Finally, the top 5 most read articles on this blog this year
- Female Economists and the Blogosphere – Do We Dare Mention Sexism? (as relevant as ever, considering the male dominance of all the above-mentioned lists)
- How to Justify Teaching the Worst of Economics to Non-Economists
- Development Economics: A Study of Economies, Systems, or Methods?
- The Case Against the Universal Liberalisation Model for Economic Growth
- The Market or the State: Why Polanyi Still Matters