Economics Learning Approaches

Many students are interested in economics. To understand how economics work, reading is the most basic way of learning. Student can read  “Principles of Economics” by Mankiw but the important things that students have to know are the analysis of economic issues, such as how assumptions are set to make certain economics model works; supply and demand analysis; cost-benefit analysis; equilibrium analysis, etc. Students can also read some newspapers articles in economics and business section to cultivate their own opinion from different perspectives. Another way to learn economics is to read economics articles written by an economist. So not intensively focus on Mathematics theories in economics, but more importantly how to evaluate and analyze economics models.

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很多同学对经济学比较感兴趣,现在学习《经济学的思维方式》,看书是一种最基本的学习方式,大家可以看一下曼昆的《经济学原理》,估计和大家现在看的书差不多,但重要的是思维和分析方法,比如经济学方法的前提假设,比如供求分析,如成本收益分析,均衡分析等方法,日常的话可以多关注一些经济类报纸,像《经济观察报》等,培养自己看待问题的角度和方法,也可以看一些经济学大家的经济随笔,经济学之所以成为“经济学帝国主义”,其威力就在于思维方法了,业余爱好者的话大可不必去把自己埋在数理模型里,思维方法最重要。

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