There are many books which has changed my mind in some way. In fact, I think that each book we read affects us and if that doesn’t happen, it means this book doesn’t deserve be read.
I am a bookworm and I could talk about books until kingdom come. But fortunately for you, I am not going to.
Here you are only a taste.
Sen, Amartya (2009): The Idea of Justice
One of the topics I like to read about is Political Philosophy. I’ve also read many papers about the classical debate between John Rawls and Robert Nozick. But, in my opinion Sen’s work is more accurate definition of the idea of justice I’ve ever read. My idea de Justice is explained in that book. I recommend to read it at least twice for a full understanding. (Read here some reviews)
Sen, Amartya (1999): Development as freedom
The first essay of Amartya Sen I read. Since then I am a follower of Amartya Sen.
Galbraith, John Kenneth (1958): The Affluent Society
I read this book my first year at college. Although it’s a little bit radical, I like because it tries to explain the social consecuences of economic policies.
Keynes, John Mayrand. (1919): The Economic Consequences of the Peace
I was impressed for his convincing writing. An example of persuasive writing.
Von Hayek, Friedrich (1944): The Road to Serfdom
Like the Keynes book, it could seem an old-fashioned essay, but it’s still now highly interesting to read.
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas (2007): The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.
For pure quants, this book should be mandatory to read every year on holidays.
Dani Rodrick (2011): The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy.
The Rodrik’s trilemma made me thinking about some hidden aspects of globalization.