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  • A Place on the Teamby Welch Suggs

    Princeton University Press 2006; US$ 28.16

    A Place on the Team is the inside story of how Title IX revolutionized American sports. The federal law guaranteeing women's rights in education, Title IX opened gymnasiums and playing fields to millions of young women previously locked out. Journalist Welch Suggs chronicles both the law's successes and failures-the exciting opportunities for women... more...

  • Mostly Harmless Econometricsby Joshua D. Angrist; Jörn-Steffen Pischke

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 40.95

    The core methods in today's econometric toolkit are linear regression for statistical control, instrumental variables methods for the analysis of natural experiments, and differences-in-differences methods that exploit policy changes. In the modern experimentalist paradigm, these techniques address clear causal questions such as: Do smaller classes... more...

  • The Myth of the Rational Voterby Bryan Caplan

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.34

    The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held by ordinary voters. This is economist Bryan Caplan's sobering assessment in this provocative and eye-opening book. Caplan argues that voters continually elect politicians... more...

  • How Terrorism Endsby Audrey Kurth Cronin

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 25.43

    Amid the fear following 9/11 and other recent terror attacks, it is easy to forget the most important fact about terrorist campaigns: they always come to an end--and often far more quickly than expected. Contrary to what many assume, when it comes to dealing with terrorism it may be more important to understand how it ends than how it begins. Only... more...

  • Jew and Gentile in the Ancient Worldby Louis H. Feldman

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 68.25

    Relations between Jews and non-Jews in the Hellenistic-Roman period were marked by suspicion and hate, maintain most studies of that topic. But if such conjectures are true, asks Louis Feldman, how did Jews succeed in winning so many adherents, whether full-fledged proselytes or "sympathizers" who adopted one or more Jewish practices? Systematically... more...

  • Analyzing the Global Political Economyby Andrew Walter; Gautam Sen

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 63.65

    Ideally suited to upper-undergraduate and graduate students, Analyzing the Global Political Economy critically assesses the convergence between IPE, comparative political economy, and economics. Andrew Walter and Gautam Sen show that a careful engagement with economics is essential for understanding both contemporary IPE and for analyzing the global... more...

  • The Ethics of Votingby Jason Brennan

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 20.88

    Nothing is more integral to democracy than voting. Most people believe that every citizen has the civic duty or moral obligation to vote, that any sincere vote is morally acceptable, and that buying, selling, or trading votes is inherently wrong. In this provocative book, Jason Brennan challenges our fundamental assumptions about voting, revealing... more...

  • Mastering 'Metricsby Joshua D. Angrist; Jörn-Steffen Pischke

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.85

    Applied econometrics, known to aficionados as 'metrics, is the original data science. 'Metrics encompasses the statistical methods economists use to untangle cause and effect in human affairs. Through accessible discussion and with a dose of kung fu–themed humor, Mastering 'Metrics presents the essential tools of econometric research and demonstrates... more...

  • Modern Classical Physicsby Kip S. Thorne; Roger D. Blandford

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 113.75

    This first-year, graduate-level text and reference book covers the fundamental concepts and twenty-first-century applications of six major areas of classical physics that every masters- or PhD-level physicist should be exposed to, but often isn't: statistical physics, optics (waves of all sorts), elastodynamics, fluid mechanics, plasma physics, and... more...

  • Strange Glowby Timothy J. Jorgensen

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 18.15

    More than ever before, radiation is a part of our modern daily lives. We own radiation-emitting phones, regularly get diagnostic x-rays, such as mammograms, and submit to full-body security scans at airports. We worry and debate about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the safety of nuclear power plants. But how much do we really know about... more...