National Book Month: Data & Analytics Group’s Favorites

National Book Month: Data & Analytics Group’s Favorites

Regulatory & Economic Analysis Group’s Favorites

In recognition of National Book Month and the many reading-related events celebrated in October, Econometrica’s Data & Analytics Group members have compiled a short list of some of their favorite reads related to regulatory analysis and economics. Check out their recommendations and let us know your favorites!

Senior economist and yoga enthusiast Frankie Clogston chose these two books:

  1. Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It, by James Q. Wilson.
  2. The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups, by Mancur Olson, Jr.

Senior economist and dog whisperer Chris Holleyman chose these regulatory analysis books:

  1. Catastrophe: Risk and Response by Richard Posner.
  2. In Defense of the Economic Analysis of Regulations, by Robert Hahn.
  3. Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward Effective Risk Regulation, by Stephen Breyer.

If you’re looking for some classic economic books, check out our senior economist and marathon runner Fred Bellemore’s picks:

  1. The Affluent Society, by John Kenneth Galbraith (1958).
  2. Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy (1888).

Happy reading everyone!

In recognition of National Book Month and the many reading-related events celebrated in October, Econometrica’s Data & Analytics Group members have compiled a short list of some of their favorite reads related to regulatory analysis and economics.

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Top 11 Health Books

Top 11 Health Books

Dr. Don Berwick’s List of Books, Plus a Few More

In honor of National Book Month and National Health Literacy Month, our Health Group has selected some books that they are currently reading. Dr. Don Berwick, the former administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, recommended these six books for health safety professionals:

  1. The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization, by Peter M. Senge.
  2. The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance, by Gerald J. Langley, Ronald D. Moen, Kevin M. Nolan, Thomas W. Nolan, Clifford L. Norman, and Lloyd P. Provost.
  3. Overcoming Organizational Defenses: Facilitating Organizational Learning, by Chris Argyris.
  4. Managing the Unexpected: Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty, by Karl E. Weick and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe.
  5. The Design of Everyday Things, by Donald A. Norman.
  6. Human Error, by James Reason.

In addition to Dr. Berwick’s list, Econometrica’s Health Group suggests these interesting reads:

  1. Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being, by Esther M. Sternberg.
  2. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande.
  3. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein.
  4. Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science, by Atul Gawande.
  5. The Art of Choosing, by Sheena Iyengar.

Happy reading, and stay tuned to see what our other groups are reading!

 

Happy reading, and stay tuned to see what our other groups are reading!

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