AEIOpeners: Aparna Mathur’s reading list

Aparna Mathur is an economist who writes about taxes and wages. She has been a consultant to the World Bank and has taught economics at the University of Maryland. Her work ranges from research on carbon taxes and the impact of state health insurance mandates on small firms to labor market outcomes. Her research on corporate taxation includes the widely discussed coauthored 2006 "Wages and Taxes" paper, which explored the link between corporate taxes and manufacturing wages.

Liar’s Poker, Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street, 1989/2010

A non-fiction, semi-autobiographical account of bond trading in Wall Street. Read to get insights into the world of mortgage bonds and the financial crisis.

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies, Jared Diamond, 1999

Offers a fascinating account of why history unfolded differently on different continents. A historical account of the last 13,000 years.

Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell, 2008

This is a book about outliers, about men and women who do things that are out of the ordinary. What are successful people like and what do they do that makes them successful? I would definitely recommend it.

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