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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 the age of forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-style thinking to business and philanthropy.
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 worked for The New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He lives with his family in New York City.
This book is for those who start learning Statistics, as it provides good examples how you can interpret statistical results. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Meister_Hora
Came in a week, brand new! Very, very satisfied with the Book Depository.
Also, the book views economics from a different point of view, very interesting
Good ways to see life from different point of views. Touches quite outcast subjet: sumo-wrestling, baby's name, selling drugs, real-estate agent... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Broco
A rather quick read. The other brings up good examples and analogies in explaining economic concepts. A good book if you've never taken an econ course.Published on Dec 27 2009 by S. Ghavami
After reading the Undercover Economist, I thought that this would be just as good. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2009 by Y. Chen
What an excellent book. Crammed with interesting insights, overflowing with surprising twists. I loved it. Read morePublished on March 31 2009 by LP
What a refreshing take on the application of statistics and economics in the so-called "real world". Read morePublished on March 29 2009 by DLMZ
Freakonomics gets me thrown out of a lot of parties. Now that I know what really makes the world turn I cannot resist butting in on folk's conversations and putting them... Read morePublished on May 12 2008 by Barry Tighe