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Comprehensive approach to natural experiments in political scienceApril 29 2013
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Causal inference texts are still rare, and this text fills a needed void. The text includes problems after every chapter. The explanations are written clearly. Tables list many natural experiments, mostly from political science, but also from economics, education, and famous examples such as John Snow's 1855 cholera study. Causal inference texts are often multidisciplinary, but this book is more focused on political science than other fields of social science, despite its title. This text could be reasonable for a political science course. For economics or other fields, I think that Angrist and Pischke's Mostly Harmless Econometrics is better for the same topics. Most/all examples from health/medicine are from David Freedman's books, so not comprehensive.