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Poll Results: Top 10 economics books of the last 100 years

June 9, 2016

The poll “What are the top 10 economics books of the last 100 years?” was open for two weeks and over 3,000 economists voted.  They could vote for up to 10 of the books on the short list of 50 which had been compiled from the nominations submitted by Real-World Economics Review readers.  People on average voted for five books.  Here are the results.

Top 10 economics books of the last 100 years

1. (1,597 votes) John Maynard Keynes, General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936)

2. (1,027) Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation (1944)

3. (927) Joseph A. Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism & Democracy (1942)

4. (780) John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society (1958)

5. (731) Hyman Minsky, Stabilizing an Unstable Economy (1986)

6. (687) Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2014)

7. (583) Joan Robinson, The Accumulation of Capital (1956)

8. (582) Michal Kalecki, Selected Essays on the Dynamics of the Capitalist Economy (1971)

9. (580) Amartya Sen, Collective Choice and Social Welfare (1970)

10. (500) Piero Sraffa, Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities (1960)

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