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Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (English) (Paperback) Price: Rs. 341

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything is the result of the joint collaboration of an economist who thinks out of the box, and an award-winning journalist and author, and their combined perception of the complex world of economics, written in an unconventional and witty manner.

Summary Of The Book

Through a consolidation of articles based on economics, the authors illustrate an unconventional premise about the subject - that economics is, in theory, the study of incentives. Although this work of nonfiction is not based purely on economics, it assesses the various facets of the topic and provides some contemporary and offbeat theories.

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything is broadly divided into six chapters, through which the authors try to unveil the obscure aspects of almost everything under the sun - from how cheating has pervaded into most professions, to the Ku Klux Klan, the functioning of a crack gang, nominative determinism and so much more. Ordinary aspects of our world have been scrutinized by the authors and relayed in a manner bound to shift paradigms and open your eyes to view the same things very differently.

Through these questions, ponderings, and perusals, the authors try to pass on the message that nothing in the world, no matter how complex, is unfathomable, just as long as you ask the right questions. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything was initially published in 2005, and by 2009 it had sold over four million copies all over the world. It secured second place on the The New York Times Bestsellers List, and was named Book Sense Book of the Year in the Adult Nonfiction category in 2006.

About The Authors

Steven D. Levitt, born in 1967, is an American Professor, author and economist.

Levitt has co-authored its sequel, SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance.

Levitt procured his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University in 1989, and proceeded to complete his doctorate in Economics in 1994 from MIT. He is currently employed at the University of Chicago as the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor, and is also the current Director of The Becker Center on Price Theory. Levitt also featured on Time Magazine's list of 100 People Who Shape Our World in 2006, and won the John Bates Clark Medal in 2003. He is a founding partner of a consulting firm named The Greatest Good. He currently resides in Chicago with his wife, Jeannette, and their four children.

Stephen J. Dubner, born in 1963, is an American author, radio and TV personality and journalist.

He has authored Choosing My Religion: A Memoir of a Family Beyond Belief, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and The Boy With Two Belly Buttons.

While studying for a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Columbia University, he taught English there alongside. His work has been published in renowned publications like The New Yorker and The New York Times, and he has been variegated in The Best American Crime Writing. Dubner is also the recipient of the prestigious Quill award. He currently resides in New York with his wife, Ellen Binder-Dubner, and their two children.

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Publisher HarperCollins Publisher
ISBN-10 0061956279
Number of Pages 315 Pages
Publication Year 2010
Language English
ISBN-13 9780061956270
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Height 7 inch
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Depth 1 inch
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Nov 5, 2014

hilarious

Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the n… (View complete review)
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Nov 4, 2014

As the name says

'The rogue economist'Steven Levitt, a renowned Havard scholar, who studies the riddles of everyday life and has a very good reputation of analysing things in an unorthodox manner. And the same non-traditional analysis on freaky topics has been presented in this book.
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Rajat Kumar Panda

Nov 4, 2014

One of the most rare kind of books

The name "Freakonomics" is the most justifiable name for this book. This book has looked into various topics, which are very rarely discussed about. Steven Levitt, a renowned Havard scholar, had already a very good reputation for analysing things in a very un-orthodox mannner. And this books has got… (View complete review)
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Nov 4, 2014

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If you’re at all interested in economics, data science, or even just popular books, it’s a good bet that you’ve heard of Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner’s 2005 New York Times bestseller, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything External link.
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Chirag Kataria

Nov 4, 2014

Its Interesting as hell

The book consists of a collection of articles on economics by Levitt, a famous American economist.Levitt applies economic theories to diverse subjects.It has an economist�s views on crime, corruption and human nature.
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Unconventional but interesting

“What is the similarity between real-estate agents and sumo wrestlers”; “Why do drug dealers still live with their mothers”; “What is the similarity between the KuKluxKlan and the crack agents” – these questions sound intriguing, don’t they?

Levitt, a renowned (and rather unconventional) economist, in this book, has tried to unravel all these and many more mysteries through economic tools. He relies more on proven data rather than on people’s opinion. In the book he presents some truly incredulous facts. Who would have thought that the dip in the crime rate in the 90’s in the US was ma
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Freakonomics, think differently!

i bought this one out of my love for quality reading. if you have slightest of knowldge in economics and you find pleasure in seeing things differently, this book will strike a chord with you. generalised,intelligent and insightful!
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Nov 4, 2014

As the name says

'The rogue economist'Steven Levitt, a renowned Havard scholar, who studies the riddles of everyday life and has a very good reputation of analysing things in an unorthodox manner. And the same non-traditional analysis on freaky topics has been presented in this book.
Author comes up with very well argued claims based upon data analysis of many interesting topics. Book offers the freaking economics behind working of crack gangs, the secrets of the Klu Klux Klan, the role legalized abortion has played in reducing crime, the negligible effects of good parenting on education, cheating among the
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Nov 4, 2014

One of the most rare kind of books

The name "Freakonomics" is the most justifiable name for this book. This book has looked into various topics, which are very rarely discussed about. Steven Levitt, a renowned Havard scholar, had already a very good reputation for analysing things in a very un-orthodox mannner. And this books has got a lot of freaky topics.
This books covers topics like cheating among the sumo wrestlers, information control as applied to the Ku Klux Klan and real-estate agents,the economics of drug dealing, the role legalized abortion has played in reducing crime, the negligible effects of good parentin
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Ashish Mishra

Jan 31, 2012

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Simply Superb!

Its an amazing book. Never thought of mundane things around me with such different perspective. This is a book which will make you start thinking differently. One must go for it if at all you are interested in economics and want to look at it in completely weird yet interesting way. Couldn't keep the book down until the last page.

Go for it!
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anand pandey

Nov 5, 2014

hilarious

Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics.

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,
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Abhimanyu Jain

Nov 4, 2014

Freakonomics

If you’re at all interested in economics, data science, or even just popular books, it’s a good bet that you’ve heard of Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner’s 2005 New York Times bestseller, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything External link.
In the eight years since its publication, the book has spawned a sequel External link and even a documentary External link. Eight years might seem to be a long shelf life for a book about statistics, particularly one dealing with current events, but as one of the first books to push economics and data science into p
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Chirag Kataria

Nov 4, 2014

Its Interesting as hell

The book consists of a collection of articles on economics by Levitt, a famous American economist.Levitt applies economic theories to diverse subjects.It has an economist�s views on crime, corruption and human nature.
Authors are trying to convince that such thinking can explain so much about the world.The hypothesis he presents for these events sounds interesting and we get amazed by them.

Economics is described as the study of incentives.Author gives the idea that conventional thinking can often be wrong.Author applies his economic theories on topics such as parenting,sumo wrestlin
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Akshay Masare

Nov 4, 2014

Freakily good

Contrary to what the name suggests, this book has little to do with economics. It is actually a log of all the mental explorations of one of the authors, Steven Levitt. He, along with Mr. Dubner, has shown an economist's veiws on topics like crime, curruption and human nature.

With its monologue style, the book really feels like it is talking to the readers. It takes strong, distictive and maybe debatable veiws on various topics which makes it quite an interesting read. Mr. Levitt does such a great job of pitching his points that we end up accepting his arguements more often th
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Ajay Singh

Nov 4, 2014

A brave attempt to demystify economics

Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and Dubner show that economics is the study of incentives as to how 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 each and everything that could be discussed elaborately.
If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It will literally redefine the way a man views the
modern world.
It's interesting how there are unrevealed relationships between two issues nobody
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