Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Literature List for Master Students

In order to get prepared for your start as a masters degree student at HU, and spend less time struggling with topics treated as self-evident by the teachers, it is highly recommended that you spend some of your free time during the summer break enjoying some of our selected readings.

It is highly recommended to have a look at basic works in the fields of Mathematics, Micro- and Macroeconomics. Other readings might be of interest if they correspond to the area of your interest and/or future specialization.


Accounting and Auditing:

  • Harrison, W. T., Horngren, C. T., Thomas, C. W., & Suwardy, T. (2014). Financial Accounting (International Financial Reporting Standards), 9th Edition, Pearson Education.
  • Angrist, J. D., & Pischke, J. -S. (2015). Mastering ‘Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect. Princeton University Press.


Applied Econometrics:

  • Verbeek, M. (2012). A Guide to Modern Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons.
  • Heij, C., de Boer, P., Franses, P. H., Kloek, T., & van Dijk, H. K. (2004). Econometric Methods with Applications in Business and Economics, Oxford University Press.
  • Stock, J. H., & Watson, M. W. (2003). Introduction to Econometrics. Eddison Wesley.
  • Cameron, A.C., & Trivedi, P.K. (2005). Microeconometrics. Cambridge University Press.


Econometric Methods:

  • Davidson, R., & MacKinnon, J.G. (2004): Econometric Theory and Methods, Oxford University Press.
  • Hayashi, F. (2000). Econometrics, Princeton University Press.


Entrepreneurial and Behavioral Decision Making:

  • Camerer, C. (2003). Behavioral Game Theory: Experiments in Strategic Interaction. Princeton University Press.
  • Camerer, C. F., Loewenstein, G., & Rabin, M. (Eds.). (2011). Advances in Behavioral Economics. Princeton University Press.


Finance & Banking:

  • Ross, S. A., Westerfield, R. W., & Jaffe, J.F. (2002). Corporate Finance, 6th edition, McGraw-Hill.
  • Brealey, R. A., & Myers, S. C. (2003). Principles of Corporate Finance, 7th edition, McGraw-Hill.



  • Allenby, G.M. and Brazell, J.D. (2013), Seven Summits of Marketing Research,
  • Train, K.E. (2009), Discrete Choice Methods with Simulation, Cambridge University Press. 1st edition is available here:



  • Sydsaeter, K., & Hammond, P. (1995). Mathematics for Economic Analysis. Prentice Hall.
  • Huang, C. J., & Crooke, P. S. (1997). Mathematics and Mathematica for Economists, Malden, Mass. Blackwell.



  • Burda, M. C., & Wyplosz, Ch. (1997). Macroeconomics. A European Text, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press.
  • Galí, J. (2008). Monetary Policy, Inflation, and the Business Cycle, Princeton University Press.
  • Barro, R., & Sala-i-Martin, X. (2004). Economic Growth, The MIT Press, Second Edition.
  • McCandless, G. (2008). The ABCs of RBCs. Harvard University Press.



  • Varian, H. (1999). Intermediate Microeconomics, Norton.



  • Wonnacott, T. H. & Wonnacott, R. J. (1990). Introductory Statistics for Business and Economics, 4th Edition, John Wiley, Chichester.
  • MMStat - an interactive learning tool in statistics (in German)