This is an excellent book for all undergraduate (and even postgrad) economics students. Far too often students complain how an economics programme is far too abstract mathematically and never do they see how what they are learning is actually applied in the real world. Well this text changes all that. It assumes knowledge of intermediate micro and macro as the core of this text is to expose how the theories are actually applied in the real world, hence case studies are used throughout the text.
Even if not included on your course, I would definitely recommend as summer reading after second year. At minimum it will give you an excellent idea for your dissertation, which more often than not is a piece of applied economics.
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