I’ve got a new report out today (Dec 1 2010): “Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change”, which evaluates the nation’s top-selling economics textbooks based on the accuracy of their treatment of climate science and climate economics. This report is published by Sightline Institute, a think tank I’ve had a long-standing association with (Sightline was where I first starting working seriously on environmental tax reform), so you can also read their blurb about the report here.
I'm putting up the Christmas right now (taking a break from getting it to stand up straight, ugh) but will take a look at this later tonight (I'll need a beer or two to be able to handle the bad jokes*).
*Joking. About the jokes, not the beers (SACS-related).
- Colander, Economics, 8th ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2009) -- A
- Mankiw, Principles of Economics, 5th ed. (Cengage Learning, 2008) -- A
- Krugman and Wells, Economics, 2nd ed. (Worth, 2009) -- A
- Baumol and Blinder, Economics: Principles and Policy, 11th ed., 2010 Update (Cengage Learning, 2010) -- A-
- Case, Fair, and Oster, Principles of Economics, 9th ed. (Prentice Hall, 2008) -- B
- Parkin, Economics, 9th ed. (Prentice Hall, 2009) -- B
- O’Sullivan, Sheffrin, and Perez, Economics: Principles, Applications, and Tools, 6th ed. (Prentice Hall, 2009) -- B
- Hubbard and O’Brien, Economics, 3rd ed. (Prentice Hall, 2009) -- C+
- Hall and Lieberman, Economics: Principles and Applications, 5th ed. (Cengage Learning, 2009 ) -- C+
- Cowen and Tabarrok, Modern Principles of Economics (Worth, 2009)-- C+
- Frank and Bernanke, Principles of Economics, 4th ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2008) -- C
- McConnell, Brue, and Flynn, Economics, 18th ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2008) -- C
- Schiller, The Economy Today, 12th ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2009) -- D+
- Miller, Economics Today: Updated Edition, 15th ed. (Prentice Hall, 2010) -- D
- Arnold, Economics, 9th ed. (Cengage Learning, 2008) -- D
- Gwartney, Stroup, Sobel, and Macpherson, Economics: Private and Public Choice, 13th ed. (Cengage Learning, 2010) -- F