GIVEAWAY! Mankiw Principles of Economics (Graphic Edition) Review + Promo Code


Today, I’m excited to introduce FH readers to a graphic edition of Professor Mankiw’s global bestseller Principles of Economics.

This review is for Volume 1 of the series, which is good reading material for teens and young adults. Not only is it educational and imparts great foundational knowledge on economics, the graphic format makes it an easy and light read.

I actually read the text version of Principles of Economics as part of college curriculum before and it was a helpful guide to economics. So it’s really exciting that there is a graphic edition coming out. As you can imagine, the textbook version is certainly much heavier to digest so this is a really good option if you prefer something light and interesting.

I find this an excellent gift for parents, to encourage children to learn about economics. By presenting it in a fun & colourful manga format, it’s really easy to read and keeps you engaged. Instead of swiping on social media, this is a much better leisure activity!

Mankiw Who?

Some background to Principles of Economics. The original textbook is very popular all over the world and part of college curriculum in many countries. N. GREGORY MANKIW is professor of economics at Harvard University. For 14 years he taught EC10 Principles, the most popular course at Harvard. He studied economics at Princeton University and  MIT. Professor Mankiw is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behaviour, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

Informative content 

The textbook is organized really well with really nice graphics and artwork to present the concepts in an engaging way. In addition, the explanations are very clear and easy to understand. There are also plenty of examples to illustrate the accompanying concept and economic principle which reinforces learning.

Table of contents for Vol 1 as follows:

Chapter 01. How People Make Decisions
Chapter 02. How People Interact
Chapter 03. How the Economy as a Whole Works
Chapter 04. Thinking Like an Economist
Chapter 05. Ten Propositions Most Economists Agree On

You can check out a preview of the book on their website here.

Promo Code 

If you’re interested in getting a copy, there is an exclusive promo code for Financial Horse readers for 20% off the listed price. Use “POEFH20” on the Cengage website.

Get a copy here!

Giveaway to Financial Horse readers! 

Financial Horse has partnered with Cengage to giveaway copies of Volume 1 of this graphic edition series to FIVE (5) lucky readers!

Giveaway rules:

  1. Like the Financial Horse Facebook Page;
  2. Go to this post on the Financial Horse Facebook Group and leave a comment stating you would like to enter the giveaway;
  3. Invite 2 friends to join the FB Group;
  4. Giveaway ends on 30 November 2019, winners will be contacted via Facebook.

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  1. Prof Mankiw is a nice guy and his book is a classic. I learnt from him and he even replied to email questions despite his busy schedule.

    • Yup, as of now, the publisher has only released Volume 1, there are more volumes to come but I dont have concrete information yet.

  2. Phew. Just finished reading the book! I had *zero* knowledge of economics prior to reading this book. The book gave a good introduction and planted some very fundamental economics concepts into me. Even though the graphics makes the book easier to understand, the topics themselves are not so easy to understand for a first-timer (require thoughts to digest). Nonetheless, it’s very useful to me, particularly in helping me understand financial news/reports and in making investment decisions.

    Do let us know if there is a follow up volume. Thank you 🙂

    • Haha glad that you liked it. I read the entire book too myself, and like you said, it’s illustrated very simply, but the underlying concepts are actually the core economic principles, which do take some time to digest.

      Sure, we’ll do something if there is a follow up. 🙂


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