You want to study economics. Excellent. But remember that some other fields of study are inextricably linked with this son, like politics, history, anthropology, environmental studies, psychology, etc. anything to give you more insight into resources and behaviour.
Here's an overview of John Stuart Mill son. One of my heroes. He trawled and wrote on all the subjects mentioned above son. Brilliant fellow. Another person like this was Raja Ram Mohon Roy but will speak about him later.
John Stuart Mill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
, FRSE (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was an English philosopher, political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy. He has been called “the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century”. Mill’s conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control. He was a proponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham. Hoping to remedy the problems found in an inductiveapproach to science, such as confirmation bias, he clearly set forth the premises offalsification as the key component in the scientific method. Mill was also a Member of Parliament and an important figure in liberal political philosophy.