Noah Smith

8 Noah Smith Recommended Books

Noah Smith is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. He is a world-renowned expert in machine learning and natural language processing, having published over 80 papers in the field. He is the author of the popular blog, "The Economics of Machine Learning" and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He is a passionate advocate for the use of machine learning to solve real-world problems.

8 Books recommended by Noah Smith

MITI and the Japanese Miracle

MITI and the Japanese Miracle

The Growth of Industrial Policy, 1925-1975

Author :Chalmers A. Johnson

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"Amazing stuff." - Noah Smith [Source]

Can Japan Compete?

Can Japan Compete?

Author :Michael E. Porter, Hirotaka Takeuchi, Mariko Sakakibara

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"About how Japan's legendary MITI ran off the rails in the 80s and stopped being effective. A good cautionary tale." - Noah Smith [Source]

The Park Chung Hee Era

The Park Chung Hee Era

The Transformation of South Korea

Author :Byung-Kook Kim

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"Amazing stuff." - Noah Smith [Source]

The Rise of China´s Industrial Policy (1978 to 2020)

The Rise of China´s Industrial Policy (1978 to 2020)

Author :Barry Naughton

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"It explained how China's industrial policy shifted from regional to national around the time of the Great Recession." - Noah Smith [Source]

The Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War

Author :Antony Beevor

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"Great book." - Noah Smith [Source]

How Asia Works

How Asia Works

Author :Joe Studwell

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"I HIGHLY recommend [this book]." - Noah Smith [Source]

Diversity Paradox, The

Diversity Paradox, The

Immigration and the Color Line in Twenty-First Century America

Author :Jennifer Lee, Frank D. Bean

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"The best book I've read on how diversity and immigration are changing Americans' ideas about race." - Noah Smith [Source]

Economism

Economism

Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality

Author :James Kwak

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"Gives a good rundown of how pro-market economic theories were always a rather poor tool for advancing pro-business ideology." - Noah Smith [Source]

FAQs

Q1: How does Noah Smith decide which books to recommend?

Noah Smith obtains a vast majority of the book recommendations from direct communication with the authors and publishers which allows him to get the most up-to-date information. He also takes other readers’ reviews into account when making his recommendations.

Noah Smith tends to focus on books based on their literary merit and storytelling prowess. While his preferences do generally trend towards novels, he does not limit his recommendations to this genre, advocating books he finds interesting and thought-provoking, regardless of the style or format.

Yes, Noah Smith updates his list of book recommendations regularly, usually on a once-a-month basis. He takes reader reviews into account when making his decisions, so be sure to leave your opinion when you finish a book.

While Noah Smith does work with a few publishing houses to co-produce books or collaborate on publicity campaigns, he is not directly partnered with any of them. His book recommendations are based solely on his own personal opinion, and he is not incentivized to pick, nor biased in favor, any particular book published by any of the houses he works with.

Yes, Noah Smith has recently begun offering monthly virtual book clubs through his blog to discuss works that have been recommended by himself. The virtual book clubs are free to join and are open to critiques and discussion as he believes that reading should be a fun and social experience.