Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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Author: Levitt Steven D.

Brand: Harper Collins India

Edition: new

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Package Dimensions: 25x197x250
Release Date: 01-12-2013

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The book, ‘Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything’ is an interesting book that combines the theories of economics with everyday issues and topics and presents a series of fascinating exercises that are engaging. Written by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt, this book provides a unique take of various things that we face every day. It has been published by William Morrow publications in the year 2013. This book became popular thanks to its unique narration style that presented the complex economic concepts using conventional humour and everyday wisdom.

This book is written in the format of essays that cover economic issues and dissect how they are connected with everyday life. There are total 6 essays in the book. The first chapter deals with the issue of cheating and uses the example of sumo wrestlers. The second chapter deals with real estate agents and their practice of information control. The third chapter is about drug dealing which has been explained in an unconventional manner. It talks about the life and earnings of cocaine dealers and the low wages that they earn. The fourth chapter deals with the topic of abortion and talks about how abortions have helped in reducing crime rates. The fifth chapter is about parenting and education. The sixth chapter sheds light on the issue of naming children and the socioeconomic patterns related to it. The book uses interesting methodologies to put forward its teachings and often takes unconventional stands.

About the author

Steven Levitt is a famous economist who is popular for his work on crime and abortion. He was included in the Time magazine’s list of ‘100 People Who Shape Our World’ in 2006. He was also with the John Bates Clark Medal, which is offered by the American Economic Association for being the most promising U.S. economist under the age of 40. Stephen J. Dubner is a popular journalist and is well known for his work on pop-economics books. He completed his education from the Appalachian State University and Columbia University. He was one of the short-listed candidates for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.

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Review

“Provocative… eye-popping.” — New York Times Book Review: Inside the List

“If Indiana Jones were an economist, he’d be Steven Levitt… Criticizing Freakonomics would be like criticizing a hot fudge sundae.” — Wall Street Journal

“The guy is interesting!” — Washington Post Book World

“The funkiest study of statistical mechanics ever by a world-renowned economist… Eye-opening and sometimes eye-popping” — Entertainment Weekly

“Steven Levitt has the most interesting mind in America… Prepare to be dazzled.” — Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point

“Principles of economics are used to examine daily life in this fun read.” — People: Great Reads

“Levitt dissects complex real-world phenomena, e.g. baby-naming patterns and Sumo wrestling, with an economist’s laser.” — San Diego Union-Tribune

“Levitt is a number cruncher extraordinaire.” — Philadelphia Daily News

“Levitt is one of the most notorious economists of our age.” — Financial Times

“Hard to resist.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Freakonomics is politically incorrect in the best, most essential way…. This is bracing fun of the highest order.” — Kurt Andersen, host of public radio’s Studio 360 and author of Turn of the Century

“Freakonomics was the ‘It’ book of 2005.” — Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“An eye-opening, and most interesting, approach to the world.” — Kirkus Reviews

“An unconventional economist defies conventional wi

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