Sunday, January 31, 2010

Books read in 2009

I have finally found some time to write down a list of most of the books I read last year. Instead of writing reviews for which of them, I graded each of the books with "*" - from * (useless) through ** (OK to read) to *** (superb). So, here is the (almost complete) list:

1. Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen**
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage) by Stieg Larsson***
3. Economic Development in East Central Europe in the Nineteenth andTwentieth Centuries (Institute on East Central Europe Series) by Ivan T. Berend and Gyorgy Ranki**
4. Successes of the International Monetary Fund: Untold Stories of Cooperation at Work by Eduard Brau and Ian McDonald**
5. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Vintage) by Barack Obama **
6. Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism by George A. Akerlof and Robert Shiller**
7. The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 by Paul Krugman***
8. The Chamber by John Grisham**
9. The Associate: A Novel by John Grisham***
10. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein**
11. One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth by Dani Rodrik***
12. The Miracle: The Epic Story of Asia's Quest for Wealth by Michael Schuman***
13. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World - Niall Ferguson**
14. The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century - George Friedman**
15. Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation by Nandan Nilekani*
16. “Zywina” by Rafal Ziemkiewicz**
17. “Cialo Obce” by Rafal Ziemkiewicz**
18. “My, Narod” by Tomasz Lis*
19. „Czy globalizacja musi być irracjonalna?” Władysław Szymański***
20. Global Tax Revolution: The Rise of Tax Competition and the Battle to Defend It by Chris Edwards and Daniel J. Mitchell*
21. „Konkurencja podatkowa i harmonizacja podatków w ramach Unii Europejskiej, implikacje dla Polski” by Leokadia Oręziak*
22. „Podatki w Unii Europejskiej. Harmonizacja czy konkurencja podatkowa?” Slawomi Bukowski, Marek Pypec*
23. The Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do about It by Robert J. Shiller**
24. Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded--and What We Need to Do to Remake Them by John Perkins**
25. “Capital Ideas Evolving” Peter L. Bernstein**
26. „Dlaczego nie jesteśmy bogaci. Dystans gospodarki polskiej do zachodnioeuropejskiej” by Wójtowicz Grzegorz, Wójtowicz Anna**
27. „Polska przedmurzem Europy” by Janusz Tazbir*
28. „How It All Happened” by Andrzej K. Kozminski**
29. “Zupełnie normalna historia” by Marcin Kula*
30. The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier***
31. „Świat Według Mellera. Życie i Polityka: Ku Przyszłości” by Michal Komar**
32. „Władysław Bartoszewski. Wywiad rzeka” by Michal Komar**
33. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (Revised & Expanded Edition) by Dan Ariely**
34. Świat, który oszalał czyli poradnik na ciekawe czasy Witold M. Orłowski**
35. White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Soviet War 1919-1920 and "The Miracle on the Vistula” by Norman Davies**
36. Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky (P.S.) by Paul Johnson*
37. “Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle” by Paul Johnson*
38. “The Post-American World” by Fareed Zakaria**
39. Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India, and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade by Bill Emmott***
40. Everyman by Philip Roth**
41. The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World by Tim Harford**

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