The Truph About

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The Truth about Relativity
Why Everything Is Relative—Even When It Shouldn’t Be

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CONtINUeD

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CONtINUeD

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The Fallacy of Supply and Demand
Why the Price of Pearls—and Everything Else— Is Up in the Air

Average prices paid for the various products for each of the five groups of final digits in social security numbers, and the correlations between these digits and the bids submitted in the auction. Range of last two digits of SS number Products Cordless trackball Cordless keyboard Design book Neuhaus chocolates 1998 Côtes du Rhône 1996 Hermitage 00–19 20–39 40–59 60–79 80–99 Correlations* 0.42 0.52 0.32 0.42 0.33 0.33 $8.64 $ 11.82 $13.45 $16.09 $26.82 $29.27 $12.82
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How long did it take you? 1.69 4.67 5.82 6.36 1.82 4.81 5.06 5.19 2.91 3.05 4.28 4.57

List of Collaborators

On Amir On joined MIT as a PhD student a year after me and became “my” first student. As my first student, On had a tremendous role in shaping what I expect from students and how I see the professor-student relationship. In addition to being exceptionally smart, On has an amazing set of skills, and what he does not know he is able to learn within a day or two. It is always exciting to work and spend time with him. On is currently a professor at the University of California at San Diego. Marco Bertini When I first met Marco, he was a PhD student at Harvard Business School, and unlike his fellow students he did not see the Charles River as an obstacle he should not cross. Marco is Italian, with a temperament and sense of style to match—an overall great guy you just want to go out for a drink with. Marco is currently a professor at London Business School. Ziv Carmon Ziv was one of the main reasons I joined Duke’s PhD program, and the years we spent together at Duke justified this decision. Not only did I learn from him a great deal about decision making and how to conduct

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