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xv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Randomized trials
  • Regression
  • Instrumental variables
  • Regression discontinuity designs
  • Differences-in-differences
  • The wages of schooling.
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 why econometrics is exciting and useful. The five most valuable econometric methods, or what the authors call the Furious Five--random assignment, regression, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity designs, and differences in differences--are illustrated through well-crafted real-world examples (vetted for awesomeness by Kung Fu Panda's Jade Palace). Does health insurance make you healthier? Randomized experiments provide answers. Are expensive private colleges and selective public high schools better than more pedestrian institutions? Regression analysis and a regression discontinuity design reveal the surprising truth. When private banks teeter, and depositors take their money and run, should central banks step in to save them? Differences-in-differences analysis of a Depression-era banking crisis offers a response. Could arresting O. J. Simpson have saved his ex-wife's life? Instrumental variables methods instruct law enforcement authorities in how best to respond to domestic abuse. Wielding econometric tools with skill and confidence, Mastering 'Metrics uses data and statistics to illuminate the path from cause to effect. * Shows why econometrics is important* Explains econometric research through humorous and accessible discussion* Outlines empirical methods central to modern econometric practice* Works through interesting and relevant real-world examples.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691152844 20170418
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 1016 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction / Stephen Breyer
  • The admissibility of expert testimony / Margaret A. Berger
  • How science works / David Goodstein
  • Reference guide on forensic identification expertise / Paul C. Giannelli, Edward J. Imwinkelried, & Joseph L. Peterson
  • Reference guide on DNA identification evidence / David H. Kaye & George Sensabaugh
  • Reference guide on statistics / David H. Kaye & David A. Freedman
  • Reference guide on multiple regression / Daniel L. Rubinfield
  • Reference guide on survey research / Shari Seidman Diamond
  • Reference guide on estimation of economic damages / Mark A. Allen, Robert E. Hall, & Victoria A. Lazear
  • Reference guide on exposure science / Joseph V. Rodricks
  • Reference guide on epidemiology / Bernard D. Goldstein, D. Michal Freedman, & Leon Gordis
  • Reference guide on toxicology / Bernard D. Goldstein & Mary Sue Henifin
  • Reference guide on medical testimony / John B. Wong, Lawrence O. Gustin, & Oscar A. Cabrera
  • Reference guide on neuroscience / Henry T. Greely & Anthony D. Wagner
  • Reference guide on mental health evidence / Paul S. Appelbaum
  • Reference guide on engineering / Channing R. Robertson, John E. Moalli, & David L. Black.
The Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition, assists judges in managing cases involving complex scientific and technical evidence by describing the basic tenets of key scientific fields from which legal evidence is typically derived and by providing examples of cases in which that evidence has been used. First published in 1994 by the Federal Judicial Center, the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence has been relied upon in the legal and academic communities and is often cited by various courts and others. Judges faced with disputes over the admissibility of scientific and technical evidence refer to the manual to help them better understand and evaluate the relevance, reliability and usefulness of the evidence being proffered. The manual is not intended to tell judges what is good science and what is not. Instead, it serves to help judges identify issues on which experts are likely to differ and to guide the inquiry of the court in seeking an informed resolution of the conflict. The core of the manual consists of a series of chapters (reference guides) on various scientific topics, each authored by an expert in that field. The topics have been chosen by an oversight committee because of their complexity and frequency in litigation. Each chapter is intended to provide a general overview of the topic in lay terms, identifying issues that will be useful to judges and others in the legal profession. They are written for a non-technical audience and are not intended as exhaustive presentations of the topic. Rather, the chapters seek to provide judges with the basic information in an area of science, to allow them to have an informed conversation with the experts and attorneys.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309214216 20160605
Law Library (Crown)
vii, 251 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Freedom of contract /by Richard Craswell.
Law Library (Crown)