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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
  

The long-awaited paperback edition of Freakonomics features a new Preface, additional material, and an exclusive Question-and-Answer section with authors Levitt and Dubner.

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ISBN 9780060731335
Published 25 August 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Levitt, Steven D.
By Dubner, Stephen J.
Series P.S. (Paperback)
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ISBN-13 9780060731335
ISBN-10 0060731338
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date 25 August 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Levitt, Steven D.
By Dubner, Stephen J.
Series P.S. (Paperback)
Category Popular Culture
Economics
Probability & Statistics
Number of Pages 315
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Economics - Psychological aspects, Economics - Sociological aspects
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 330
Catalogue Code 451390

Description of this Book

More Than 4 Million Copies Sold WorldwidePublished in 35 LanguagesWhich is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?How much do parents really matter?These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to parenting and sports--and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives--how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An easy, funny read. Many unsolvable problems the Americans have could be solved with simple means. --Business World

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Author's Bio

Steven D. Levitt, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given to the most influential American economist under forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-style thinking to business and philanthropy. Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning journalist and radio and TV personality, has worked for the New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He is the host of Freakonomics Radio and Tell Me Something I Don't Know. Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He quit his first career--as an almost rock star--to become a writer. He has since taught English at Columbia, worked for The New York Times, and published three non-Freakonomics books.

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