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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.

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Cult bestseller and new buzz word, Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do, and the subjects which bedevil us daily - from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.

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Modern life can be baffling and chaotic. Is there any way of making sense of it? The answer, explains groundbreaking thinker Steven Levitt, lies in economics. Not ordinary economics, but freakonomics. It is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. away the jargon and calculations of the experts' to explore the riddles of everyday life and examine topics such as: how chips are more likely to kill you than murder or a terrorist attack; why sportsmen cheat and how fraud can be spotted; why violent crime can be linked not to gun laws, policing or poverty, but to abortion; why a road is more efficient when everyone travels at 20mph; how the name you give your child can give them an advantage in later life; and what really causes obesity epidemics. Ultimately, he shows us that economics is all about how people get what they want, and what makes them do it. contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.

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¿Qué resulta más peligroso, una pistola o una piscina? ¿Por qué continúan los traficantes de drogas viviendo con sus madres? Quizás éstas no sean las típicas preguntas que formula un economista, pero el autor no es un economista típico. Es un especialista que estudia la esencia y los enigmas de la vida cotidiana y cuyas conclusiones, con frecuencia, ponen patas arriba la sabiduría convencional. A través de ejemplos prácticos y una sarcástica perspicacia, Levitt y su coautor demuestran que la economía, en el fondo, representa el estudio de los incentivos: el modo en que las personas obtienen lo que desean, o necesitan, especialmente cuando otras personas desean o necesitan lo mismo. Este libro singular analiza el trasfondo de muchas de nuestras decisiones cotidianas demostrando que las leyes económicas pueden explicar el porqué de muchas de nuestras acciones; literalmente redefine el modo en que vemos el mundo.--Desde la descripción de la editorial.

Think Like A Freak

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Think Like A Freak by Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner Summary

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner single-handedly showed the world that applying counter-intuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results. Think Like a Freak will take readers further inside this special thought process, revealing a new way of approaching the decisions we make, the plans we create and the morals we choose. It answers the question on the lips of everyone who’s read the previous books: How can I apply these ideas to my life? How do I make smarter, harder and better decisions? How can I truly think like a freak? With short, highly entertaining insights running the gamut from “The Upside of Quitting” to “How to Succeed with No Talent,” Think Like a Freak is poised to radically alter the way we think about all aspects of life on this planet.

SuperFreakonomics

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SuperFreakonomics was an instant New York Times bestseller that caused a media uproar, continuing the amazing success begun with the groundbreaking, worldwide sensation Freakonomics. SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? Why are doctors so bad at washing their hands? How much good do car seats do? What’s the best way to catch a terrorist? Did TV cause a rise in crime? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Which adds more value: a pimp or a Realtor? Freakonomics has been imitated many times over -- but only now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match.

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When To Rob A Bank

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Why do educated women get fewer responses on online dating websites? Is buying local food economically efficient? Does bribing kids improve their performance on school tests? Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, the quirky geniuses behind Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics and Think Like a Freak, are back at it. For the last ten years, they’ve used the tools of economics to answer some of our most unanswerable questions on the Freakonomics.com blog. Here, for the first time, the very best of their more than 8,000 posts are together in a single place. We learn why it’s so hard to predict the Kentucky Derby, why babies born in summer tend to score lower on standardized tests, and why rich people tend to be happier than poor people, but rich countries no happier than poor ones. When to Rob a Bank showcases the brilliance that has made Levitt and Dubner an international sensation, and the eloquence and wit that has always made them such a joy to read.

Freakonomics: En vildsint ekonom förklarar det moderna livets gåtor

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Freakonomics: En vildsint ekonom förklarar det moderna livets gåtor by Stephen J. Dubner,Steven D. Levitt Summary

Missa inte nya boken från Levitt och Dubner – Tänk som ett freak. I butik september 2014. Vad är farligast, en revolver eller en swimmingpool? Vad har skollärare och sumobrottare gemensamt? Varför bor knarklangare fortfarande hemma hos sina mammor? Det här kanske inte låter som typiska frågor som en ekonom eller journalist ställer sig. Men Steven D. Levitt är ingen typisk ekonom. Och Stephen J. Dubner är ingen vanlig journalist. Tillsammans är de hjärnorna bakom Freakonomics – och allt började med den här boken. Freakonomics har sålt i sex miljoner exemplar världen över, blivit en prisbelönt dokumentärfilm och en podcast med fem miljoner lyssnare varje månad. Levitt och Dubner har visat att världen alltid är intressantare än vi tror; allt som krävs är att vi ställer de rätta frågorna. »Chicagoekonomen Steven D. Levitt använder siffror och tabeller ungefär som Janne Josefsson använder mikrofon och kamera.« —Jan Gradvall »Om Indiana Jones var en ekonom skulle han vara Steven Levitt ... Att kritisera Freakonomics skulle vara som att kritisera glass med varm kolasås.« —Wall Steet Journal »En bok som faktiskt får en att se på omvärlden på ett nytt sätt.« —Sydsvenskan »Steven Levitt är den mest intressanta tänkaren i USA ... Förbered dig på att bli bländad.« —Malcolm Gladwell

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

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From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics by Ben Fine,Dimitris Milonakis Summary

Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In other words, the book addresses the shifting boundaries between economics and the other social sciences as seen from the confines of the dismal science, with some reflection on the responses to the economic imperialists by other disciplines. Significantly, an old economics imperialism is identified of the "as if market" style most closely associated with Gary Becker, the public choice theory of Buchanan and Tullock and cliometrics. But this has given way to a more "revolutionary" form of economics imperialism associated with the information-theoretic economics of Akerlof and Stiglitz, and the new institutional economics of Coase, Wiliamson and North. Embracing one "new" field after another, economics imperialism reaches its most extreme version in the form of "freakonomics", the economic theory of everything on the basis of the most shallow principles. By way of contrast and as a guiding critical thread, a thorough review is offered of the appropriate principles underpinning political economy and its relationship to social science, and how these have been and continue to be deployed. The case is made for political economy with an interdisciplinary character, able to bridge the gap between economics and other social sciences, and draw upon and interrogate the nature of contemporary capitalism.

Summary of Steven D. Levitt’s Freakonomics by Milkyway Media

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (2005) details the unexpected ways that moral, social, and economic incentives influence social outcomes. Incentives are factors that influence the choices an individual or group makes; a driver is incentivized to keep the speed limit, for example, by the desire to avoid getting a speeding ticket... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Freakonomics: o Lado Oculto e Inesperado de Tudo que Nos Afeta

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Freakonomics: o Lado Oculto e Inesperado de Tudo que Nos Afeta by Sthepen Dubner,Steven Levitt Summary

Nenhum livro permanece por 2 anos na lista de Best-sellers do The New York Times se não for realmente um fenômeno capaz de revolucionar a forma que pensamos o mundo. Quando lançado foi simplesmente considerado o Melhor Livro do Ano por veículos e entidades de grande prestígio, como a The Economist, a New York Magazine, o The New York Times, a Amazon.com e a Barnes & Noble. Essa nova edição revista, atualizada e melhorada traz inúmeras novidades: O artigo publicado na revista do The New York Times, escrito por Stephen Dubner sobre Steven Levitt, que gerou a ideia deste livro; Sete colunas “Freakonomics publicadas na revista do The New York Times; Mensagens selecionadas no blog Freakonomics. Uma leitura imperdível para quem ainda não conhece os conceitos que viraram o mundo dos negócios de cabeça pra baixo, e um complemento perfeito para quem já leu o Superfreaknomics e agora tem a chance de mergulhar em novos e instigantes conteúdos.

Think Like a Freak

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The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came SuperFreakonomics, a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more. Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally—to think, that is, like a Freak. Levitt and Dubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. As always, no topic is off-limits. They range from business to philanthropy to sports to politics, all with the goal of retraining your brain. Along the way, you’ll learn the secrets of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, and why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they’re from Nigeria. Some of the steps toward thinking like a Freak: First, put away your moral compass—because it’s hard to see a problem clearly if you’ve already decided what to do about it. Learn to say “I don’t know”—for until you can admit what you don’t yet know, it’s virtually impossible to learn what you need to. Think like a child—because you’ll come up with better ideas and ask better questions. Take a master class in incentives—because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. Learn to persuade people who don’t want to be persuaded—because being right is rarely enough to carry the day. Learn to appreciate the upside of quitting—because you can’t solve tomorrow’s problem if you aren’t willing to abandon today’s dud. Levitt and Dubner plainly see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing—and so much fun to read.

Summary to Quickly Read Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt

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Summary to Quickly Read Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt by Zane Rozzi Summary

This summary is a separate companion to Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner. Economics is essentially a system of competing incentives. How do individual people get what they want when everyone else is competing for the same thing? Learn how all behaviour is a result of incentives. To change behaviour, you must change the incentives. Learn how unscrupulous salespeople use the power of our fears to upsell us or make us buy things we don't actually need. Summary Table of Contents: Economic Incentives Social Incentives Moral Incentives The Most Effective Way to Influence People's Behaviour All Changes in Behaviour Are the Result of Incentives People Could React Differently to the Same Incentives on Different Occasions Finding the Right Incentives is Complicated When Events Happen Together, People Jump to Conclusions about Cause and Effect The Most Persuasive Fears Are Those Which Are Easiest to Visualize and Most Severe Lack of Control Increases Fear Experts Can Exploit Laypeople Using Their Information Advantage Experts Can Exploit People Using Fear to Upsell Them Do Your Research to Avoid Being Taken Advantage Of When Information Is Not Given, People Assume the Worst Please note: This is a separate companion summary of the most important ideas from the book - not the original full-length book.

IIMA-Day To Day Economics

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IIMA-Day To Day Economics by Satish Y Deodhar Summary

The economy isn’t just for the economists to debate on. All of us are affected by its ups and downs—global recession, rise in interest rates, or hike in food prices. But do we understand the principles at work and how and why they really affect us? Day to Day Economics is an enjoyable, accessible, and extremely user-friendly book that explains the modern day Indian economy to the layperson. In this relevant book, Professor Deodhar explains the role of the government and its involvement in different aspects of the economy; the need for the RBI and its functions; and how taxes, stock markets, and recessions work. Day to Day Economics will help you go beyond the facts and figures in the budget and connect the trends to your daily life. As with all IIMA Business Books, it comes illustrated with numerous Indian examples and case studies making this the ultimate rookie’s guide to the Indian economy.

Freakonomics

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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner Summary

"Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing--and his conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head ... Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and Dubner 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. In Freakonomics, they explore the hidden side of, well--everything ... If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work."--Book jacket, front flap.

The Undercover Economist, Revised and Updated Edition

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With over one million copies sold, The Undercover Economist has been hailed worldwide as a fantastic guide to the fundamental principles of economics. An economist's version of The Way Things Work, this engaging volume is part Economics 101 and part exposé of the economic principles lurking behind daily events, explaining everything from traffic jams to high coffee prices. New to this edition: This revised edition, newly updated to consider the banking crisis and economic turbulence of the last four years, is essential for anyone who has wondered why the gap between rich and poor nations is so great, or why they can't seem to find a decent second-hand car, or how to outwit Starbucks. Senior columnist for the Financial Times Tim Harford brings his experience and insight as he ranges from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States to reveal how supermarkets, airlines, and coffee chains--to name just a few--are vacuuming money from our wallets. Harford punctures the myths surrounding some of today's biggest controversies, including the high cost of health-care; he reveals why certain environmental laws can put a smile on a landlord's face; and he explains why some industries can have high profits for innocent reasons, while in other industries something sinister is going on. Covering an array of economic concepts including scarce resources, market power, efficiency, price gouging, market failure, inside information, and game theory, Harford sheds light on how these forces shape our day-to-day lives, often without our knowing it. Showing us the world through the eyes of an economist, Tim Harford reveals that everyday events are intricate games of negotiations, contests of strength, and battles of wits. Written with a light touch and sly wit, The Undercover Economist turns "the dismal science" into a true delight.

Valuepack: Microeconomics

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Valuepack: Microeconomics by Robert S. Pindyck,Daniel L. Rubinfeld,Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner Summary

This Value Pack consists of Microeconomics: International Edition, 6/e by Pindyck/Rubinfeld (ISBN: 9780131860261); Freakonomics, 1/e (ISBN: 9780131912076)

Freakonomics

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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner Summary

"Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing--and his conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head ... Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and Dubner 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. In Freakonomics, they explore the hidden side of, well--everything ... If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work."--Book jacket, front flap.