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Princeton University Press

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • An Imaginary Taleby Paul J. Nahin

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 15.42

    Today complex numbers have such widespread practical use--from electrical engineering to aeronautics--that few people would expect the story behind their derivation to be filled with adventure and enigma. In An Imaginary Tale , Paul Nahin tells the 2000-year-old history of one of mathematics' most elusive numbers, the square root of minus one, also... more...

  • The Nature of Space and Timeby Stephen Hawking; Roger Penrose

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 13.60

    Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united into a single quantum theory of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined?... more...

  • Physics and Technology for Future Presidentsby Richard A. Muller

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 63.65

    Physics and Technology for Future Presidents contains the essential physics that students need in order to understand today's core science and technology issues, and to become the next generation of world leaders. From the physics of energy to climate change, and from spy technology to quantum computers, this is the only textbook to focus on the... more...

  • Beyond Mechanical Marketsby Roman Frydman; Michael D. Goldberg

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 31.85

    In the wake of the global financial crisis that began in 2007, faith in the rationality of markets has lost ground to a new faith in their irrationality. The problem, Roman Frydman and Michael Goldberg argue, is that both the rational and behavioral theories of the market rest on the same fatal assumption--that markets act mechanically and economic... more...

  • Life Exposedby Adriana Petryna

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.25

    On April 26, 1986, Unit Four of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded in then Soviet Ukraine. More than 3.5 million people in Ukraine alone, not to mention many citizens of surrounding countries, are still suffering the effects. Life Exposed is the first book to comprehensively examine the vexed political, scientific, and social circumstances that... more...

  • Europe and the Islamic Worldby John Tolan; Henry Laurens; Gilles Veinstein; John L. Esposito

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 27.25

    Europe and the Islamic World sheds much-needed light on the shared roots of Islamic and Western cultures and on the richness of their inextricably intertwined histories, refuting once and for all the misguided notion of a "clash of civilizations" between the Muslim world and Europe. In this landmark book, three eminent historians bring to life... more...

  • Why Australia Prosperedby Ian W. McLean

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 22.70

    This book is the first comprehensive account of how Australia attained the world's highest living standards within a few decades of European settlement, and how the nation has sustained an enviable level of income to the present. Why Australia Prospered is a fascinating historical examination of how Australia cultivated and sustained economic growth... more...

  • Game Theoryby Steven Tadelis

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 54.60

    This comprehensive textbook introduces readers to the principal ideas and applications of game theory, in a style that combines rigor with accessibility. Steven Tadelis begins with a concise description of rational decision making, and goes on to discuss strategic and extensive form games with complete information, Bayesian games, and extensive form... more...