Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything is the debut non-fiction book by University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and. Compre o livro Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything na : confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e. Ler livro Freakonomics Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner PDF, ePub, mobi, Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?What do schoolteachers.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Perguntas incomuns, que revelam fatos e dados e mudam a forma de vermos as coisas: Steven David “Steve” Levitt is a prominent American economist best known for his work on crime, in particular on the link between legalized abortion and crime rates. Andris Nestors rated it it was amazing Sep 02, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Rather it is the ability to look across all of the elements of a process to acknowledge all of the points of influence. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-style thinking to business and philanthropy. Going further, would an agent work harder for you if their commission was a flat rate rather than a percentage of the sales price?

Jim rated it really liked it Jul 27, All in all, I would recommend this book to all my friends who appreciate random tidbits of information or who have a curiosity towards economics and how it plays a part in random parts of our world. The Movie was released in major cities with a pay what you want pricing offer for selected preview showings.

I highly recommend this book. It’s interesting to see the two authors pooh-poohing people’s objections to their claims in this revised edition.


It is very well written. Freakonnomics Maywriter and blogger Melissa Lafsky was hired as the full-time editor of the site. Lists with This Book. Rastreie seus pedidos recentes.

Freakonomics is therefore NOT the book that I would recommend to anyone interested in a learning economic theory, b learning about how economists think, or c understanding the world or thinking of ways to improve it. Not only do Steve and Steve back off from the main claims of the original paper they add other factors freakonomcs, but this theory has been falsified by others see this and this.

I enjoyed the first book and the podcasts so I looked forward to this book. I found this book to be quite interesting not so much for the specific examples where conventional wisdom produced results that are clearly incorrect when viewed from the economics viewpoint of the authors, but from also from the viewpoint of how to take another look at major issues that confront us to discover relationships we did not know were there.

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John DiNardo, a professor at the University of Michiganretorts that the paper cited by Freakonomics states “virtually the opposite of what is actually claimed”:. Not as good as the first one. When the corrections were made, Foote and Goetz argued that abortion actually increased violent crime instead of decreasing it and did not affect property crime. Finally, there are books like Freakonomics that reproduce academic papers in a popular form.

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Detalhes do produto Capa comum: Retrieved 20 July I recommend not only reading the book and the examples provided, but to use it discover how to apply process analysis to gain better understanding of the world around us and debunking much of what passes for conventional wisdom today. Levitt asks, “What would the pattern of answers look like if the teacher cheated? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?


Funny, unexpected and gave me another variable to think when making user experiments on Lean Startups.

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Very interesting read about everyday statistics and how they explain our motivations. Looking over their other chapters on cheating sumo wrestlers, drug dealers who live with their moms, the KKK as a multilevel marketing organization, etc.

This ain’t Adam Smith”. Retrieved from ” https: The success of the book has been partly attributed to the blogosphere. Retrieved July 14, Comece a ler Freakonomics no seu Kindle em menos de um minuto. Freakobomics think it’s better than the following books but they are also entertaining.

Not only do Steve and Steve back off from liveo main claims of the original paper they add other factorsbut this theory has been falsified by others see this and this. All I remember was a lot of math and curves.

Hezbollah is a local group, more concerned with local issues, so to take a sample size freakpnomics Hezbollah group does not mean the analysis done on the data has anything to be said on ISIS or Al Qaeda. I really enjoyed this book as I knew I would. Livrl, there are books like mine [pdf] that try to explain how to improve failing policies using basic economic insights and incentives. Although he declares no theme to his book, it is certainly an enlightening presentation.