A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Overview: In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the …

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Book Description: Which 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.

Book Details

  • Title: Freakonomics
  • Subtitle: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
  • Authors: Steven D. Levitt
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Published Date: 2011-09-20
  • Category: Economics, Business & Economics
  • Ratings Count: 10
  • Average rating: 4

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