AARON EDLIN, Professor of Law and Economics
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. A fun and cautionary tale about empirical work relying on human responses.
Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami. A captivating collection of short stories about men who find themselves alone.
STEVEN DAVIDOFF SOLOMON, Faculty Co-Director
Ireland, A Novel, by Frank Delaney. I highly recommend this novel, it conveys a lot of the history of Ireland in tidbit stories. It was such a pleasure to read.
Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably been overwhelmed with news of blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies. Nathaniel Popper, who now covers crypto full-time for the New York Times, wrote a fantastic book on the unique personalities driving the development of the technology. Although published in 2015, this book is still one of the best ways to introduce yourself to the wild world of crypto.
To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild. Written by UC Berkeley professor Adam Hochschild, this stunning book tells the history of World War I through the eyes of the individuals that supported, and opposed, the war.