My Favorite Textbook

Like Greg Mankiw, I too have a favorite textbook, except mine is this one.

I found out a few days ago about the Open Syllabus Project, which ranked textbook usage in economics (and other fields). And I was really happy to discover that my textbook is the top ranked labor economics textbook on the list (at #29).

Thank you to everyone who adopted the textbook in the past. And a special thank you to the many professors and students who shared their reactions (and identified many corrections) over the years. In a few months, it’ll be time to think about the 8th edition. I already have some ideas, but please do contact me if you have any suggestions for what I’m hoping will be a major revision.

Author: George Borjas

I am a Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.