This is about a guy using econometrics to predict which baseball players will do better in advancing wins, a remarkable use of economic thinking.
“I like this book because statistics is a very dry subject, but Lewis makes the numbers come to life by integrating them into Beane’s life story.”
Timothy J. Jorgensen, Biologist
“What the book is really about is a guy who is using some econometrics to predict which players will do better in advancing wins, which is a remarkable use of economic thinking.”
Daniel Hamermesh, Economist
“It’s a parable of the disinclination of people in general to base their practices on evidence, a parable for evidence-based policy in general.”
David Papineau, Philosopher
“You would think that the relationship between training and skill would be utterly obvious in sports, but apparently it isn’t.”
Carol Dweck, Psychologist
“This is about a guy using econometrics to predict which baseball players will do better in advancing wins, a remarkable use of economic thinking.”
Ed Smith, Sportspersons & Sportswriter
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