FREAKONOMICS INTL : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
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    FREAKONOMICS INTL : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (English, Paperback, Levitt, Steven D.)

    FREAKONOMICS INTL : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything  (English, Paperback, Levitt, Steven D.)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: HarperCollins Publisher
    • ISBN: 9780061956270, 0061956279
    • Edition: 2010
    • Pages: 315
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    Description

    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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      • 2010
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      • 4 inch
    • Height
      • 7 inch
    • Depth
      • 1 inch
    • Weight
      • 163 g
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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 incr...
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    Shubham Gupta

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    22 Apr, 2012

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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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    Rajshree

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    9 May, 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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    Ashish Mishra

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    31 Jan, 2012

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    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...
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    Akshay Masare

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    4 Nov, 2014

    5

    Freaking Economics

    It is a great combination of human psychology and economics. One of the most intelligently written books.
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    Akhil Bansal

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    10 Feb, 2014

    5

    A very good book

    I didn't complete this book. But, it was simply awesome. Economics taught in a very non conventional way..
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    Sheshank joshi

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    24 Nov, 2013

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    Not only for Freaks!

    If you are the kind of person who knows a little about economics, you will love this book (you are still going to love it if you dont know anything about economics)! The authors asses real life things from an economics perspective and you will be left wondering, "oh wow, its so simple, so why didnt anybody else think of it?"
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    Vaibhav Rastogi

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    9 Nov, 2013

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    A Wonderful Analysis of the Mundane

    A very insightful and entertaining book which delves deeper into your everyday transactions and brings out gems of wisdom. In this age of declining jobs and high inflation, this book serves as a great reference to make sense of the economics around anything and everything!
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    Rahul Gupta

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    5 Nov, 2013

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    Poor paper quality!

    Although the book is a Good read, but the paper and print quality is real bad. it would be better to pay a little more in order to get a quality product.
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    Vandana

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    21 Oct, 2013

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    Loved it

    A good read .
    Don't think anyone would have given thought to why Crime was lower in 1900's. The chapter on parenting was a bit of a shocker. Though I disagree with the Author on this point, there might be a slight truth to some of the instances portrayed.
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    Tranzita D'souza

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    21 Jun, 2013

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