Economics 

Summer Assignments

Required for upcoming seniors - In preparation for the Internal Assessment, students need to find four (4) articles that have microeconomic implications and two (2) articles that have macroeconomic implications. In addition to finding the articles, students need to state the economic concept that is most relevant to the articles and draw a neat diagram that applies to each article. 

Additionally,  - Seniors need to read the this section titled "What is Money?"  Understanding money as a concept is necessary when considering inflation and government policies. The history of banking, especially in the 20th century, is very relevant to many of the macroeconomic concepts that were introduced during the junior year and upon which we will build in the senior year. 

Seniors (see below as well)

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Juniors and Seniors

For Extra Credit - Choose any of the following books or submit a book of your choice for approval, read it, and write a 750 word review of the book (typed double spaced and due the first week of school).

A. The Road to Serfdom: by F. A. Hayek
B. The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World by Tim Harford
C. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
D. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell ISBN: 978- 0316346627
E. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
F. The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman
G. Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt,                       Stephen J. Dubner
H. The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and Home by Dan Ariely I. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
J. The Big Short by Michael Lewis ISBN: 978-0393338829
K. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely ISBN: 978-0061353246
L. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator Annotated Edition by Edwin Lefevre and Jon Markman ISBN: 978- 0470481592
M. The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb ISBN- 13: 978-0812973815
N. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman ISBN-13: 978-0374275631
O. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink ISBN-13: 978-1594484803 

P. The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Griffin ISBN-13: 978-0912986456