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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.
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 15 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
I think the title says it all. Freakonomics is not intended to be an economics textbook, a peer-reviewed journal article or thesis dissertation for a PhD candidate. Read morePublished on May 5 2008 by J. Tupone