Peek into the World’s Greatest Economic Minds: Selected Books by Nobel Prize Winners

Peek into some of the wisdom from the latest winners of Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

We have selected a few of their amazing books prepared for you.

Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality

Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality rigorously explores shifts in population trends, labor market competition, and socioeconomic segregation to investigate how the recent rise in immigration affects economic disadvantage in the United States. – Goodreads


Causal Inference for Statistics, Social, and Biomedical Sciences: An Introduction

Most questions in social and biomedical sciences are causal in nature: what would happen to individuals, or to groups, if part of their environment were changed? In this groundbreaking text, two world-renowned experts present statistical methods for studying such questions. – Goodreads


Mastering ‘Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect

Applied econometrics, known to aficionados as ‘metrics, is the original data science. ‘Metrics encompasses the statistical methods economists use to untangle cause and effect in human affairs. Through accessible discussion and with a dose of kung fu–themed humor, Mastering ‘Metrics presents the essential tools of econometric research and demonstrates why econometrics is exciting and useful. – Goodreads

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Mastering Career Fair: E-Books and Videos

Ready for the Fall Career Fair this Friday? We have some books and courses to help you prepare for it.

When Can You Start? the insider’s guide to job search and career success.

When Can You Start? shows job seekers:

  • What they are really selling
  • How to identify success using a skill set
  • The best ways to conduct a proactive job search
  • Effective evaluation and negotiation tactics to earn optimum compensation and benefits

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Interview Questions in Business Analytics

This book contains more than 200 questions based on consultations with hiring managers and technical professionals already working in analytics. – Goodreads

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Become a Successful Job Hunter

Plan your career path.

Discover and identify job opportunities.

Learn the most effective interview techniques.

This is a learning path of 11 useful, free courses

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Helpful Books and Courses for Finance

Get ready for Finance campus recruitment?

Check out some helpful resources for you!

金融求职宝典: 玩转金融业的正确姿势

<Job hunting guide: how to get a great job in finance>

From campus recruitment to internship, this is an industry map to guide your tour in the major sectors of Finance.

Interview Tips for Finance Professionals

Join career coach and former financial professional Jena Viviano in this course, get primed and polished for your next interview. 

Breaks down the three most common types of roles and explains what hiring managers are looking for in the right candidate. 

Get tips to keep your nerves at bay and help your personality and talent shine through.

*To access LinkedIn Learning, click here

Vault Guide to Finance Interviews

A must-have resource for anyone seeking a job with an investment bank, mutual fund, hedge fund, commercial bank, or other financial institution.


If you have questions about business resources, please email Henry Huang, Business Librarian at

New Changes in Library

Welcome and welcome back for Fall 2021! No matter where you are, we are excited to meet you on the 4th floor in the Academic Building, at Shinmay, or remotely online. We have new resources and services ready for you:

The Wire China 

The  Library  now subscribes to The Wire China, a weekly news magazine dedicated to understanding and explaining China’s economic rise, and its influence on global business, finance, trade, labor and the environment.

Caixin (财新) Chinese Edition 

Many have asked about Caixin’s Chinese edition. It’s available now! Caixin’s English and Chinese editions offer unique content, as well as some duplicate articles.

Career Development Collection

Planning to take a test for graduate school? Working on your resume and interview skills? Exploring majors and careers? Stop by this expanded collection curated by the Library and CDC for inspiration. 

Enter the Library with Digital ID 

Tap your phone to enter the Library! Our entrance now supports both physical campus card and the new digital ID.

 Roary is back!

Some of you may remember Roary, the Library’s newest member! This semester, Roary will bring back the popular Libroary Thursdays with new games, activities and SWAG! Stay tuned to Library’s WeChat and Engage event page for Roary’s return. 

Beyond Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper

Have you read Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper? Stop by the Library’s display to taste this sweet-sour memoir, this year’s NYU Shanghai Reads selection. Explore additional books and videos curated here, or watch this video tutorial to discover other Library materials to whet your appetite for the year ahead! 

Films and books from Asian American Perspectives

Have you ever wondered about your own culture?
Are you curious about your neighbor’s history?
A series of Asian-related books & films are on display or available online

American Chinese Stories:

Other East Asian related

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Noteworthy Social Science titles

These Social Science titles have interdisciplinary appeal.  More recent titles are on their way.  If you are looking for a specific title, email Jennifer to explore options.

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Lake writes for The Economist, Time, Salon, etc.  After living in China for five years, her research, demographic and historical, includes interviews with four individual women and their current experiences.  Reviews available on Goodreads.



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Kunka introduces readers to the genre, including key texts, history, glossary, and annotated guides.  Graphic novels bring biographies to life and encourage deeper research via bibliographies.  Celebrate visual literacy by including a graphic format in suggested readings.  Several are available electronically.


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Schreiber explores activism and documentation, empowerment and visibility.  Schreiber contends migrants combine genres, mixing aesthetics while challenging surveillance and claiming protection.  Applicable for politics, media, sociology, and social service readers.

Books to change your thinking

  1. From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel C. Dennett
  2. Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life by Amy E. Herman
  3. Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins by Garry Kasparov, Mig Greengard
  4. Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation by Alan Burdick

Click the titles to see where they are in the library, and click the Goodreads link for book reviews. If you’re a Goodreads user, don’t forget to add NYU Shanghai Library to your friends list.

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Data Visualization Books & Blogs

In the following weeks, we will continue to release a series of posts to introduce resources on statistical computing, data visualization and to help you catch up with the ever-changing industry trends.

We therefore present to you the Data Resources Mini Series – Not Just Buzzwords.

Cover image: William Playfair (1821) 

If you missed Library’s workshops on Data Visualization Toolkits and Tableau, the books and e-resources we recommend here can be a good start for an overview of data visualization – from principles, through practices, to techniques and reflections.Next time we will share resources to help you catch up with the ever-changing “data industries”.  Stay tuned!

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Recommended Titles on Data Visualization

  1. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, by Edward R. Tufte
  2. The Elements of Graphing Data, by William S. Cleveland
  3. The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication, by Alberto Cairo
  4. The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios, by Steve Wexler, Jeffrey Shaffer, and Andy Cotgreave

I have four books to recommend for data visualization that combine depth of statistical reasoning with aesthetically appealing images, good writing, and ample examples.

The first two – The Visual Display of Quantitative Information The Elements of Graphing Data – are all time classics. They are books that laid the foundations for the practitioners of the field; early works that are never outdated, even in the digital era. Edward Tufte has other great books which we left out of this list.

The Truthful Art is a very nice introductory reading to the general audience. It provides in-depth analysis & examination of pieces of visualizations, and interesting things like the same data presented in many ways. – Yun Dai, Educational Technologist for Data Services Continue reading