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Randomistas : How Radical Researchers Changed Our World - Andrew Leigh


How Radical Researchers Changed Our World

Paperback Published: 1st March 2018
ISBN: 9781863959711
Number Of Pages: 256

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Randomised tests are carried out on us every day: by supermarkets, search engines, online dating sites and direct marketers. Political parties use randomised trials to win elections. But how do these tests work? Are there any ethical issues? And what do they reveal about our choices?

In Randomistas, Andrew Leigh tells the stories of radical researchers who overturned conventional wisdom in medicine, politics, economics, law enforcement and more. From finding the cure to scurvy to discovering what policies really improve literacy rates, randomistas have shaped life as we know it – but they often had to fight to conduct their trials and have their findings implemented.

In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell, Randomistas is a brilliant and entertaining exploration of a hidden but vital foundation of modern life.

About the Author

Andrew Leigh is the federal member for Fraser and the Shadow Assistant Treasurer. Before being elected in 2010, he was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. His books include Disconnected (2010), Battlers and Billionaires (2013), The Economics of Just About Everything (2014) and The Luck of Politics (2015).

Excellent an thoughtful read!


Astounding coverage of everyday events and how to determine whether you can trust information.

austinmer NSW



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ISBN: 9781863959711
ISBN-10: 1863959718
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 2018
Publisher: Black Inc.
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.3  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.43

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