Freakonomics 2

In Order to Read Online or Download Freakonomics 2 Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi you need to create a Free account. Get any books you like and read everywhere you want. Fast Download Speed ~ Commercial & Ad Free. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library!

Superfreakonomics

Superfreakonomics
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2010-06-24
  • ISBN : 0141030704
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have spent four years uncovering the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. The result is Superfreakonomics. It reveals, among other things: - Why you are more likely to be killed walking drunk than driving drunk - How a prostitute is more likely to sleep with a policeman than be arrested by one - Why terrorists might be easier to track down than you would imagine - How a sex change could boost your salary Because sometimes the most superfreaky solution is the simplest.

Freakonomics Rev Ed

Freakonomics Rev Ed
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2010-02-17
  • ISBN : 0061792802
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—account of how incentives of the most hidden sort drive behavior in ways that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics
  • Author : Ben Fine,Dimitris Milonakis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2009-04-15
  • ISBN : 1134099371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.

Freakonomics Rev Ed

Freakonomics Rev Ed
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2010-02-17
  • ISBN : 0061792802
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—account of how incentives of the most hidden sort drive behavior in ways that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

Think Like A Freak

Think Like A Freak
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2014-05-12
  • ISBN : 1443416533
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook
  • Author : Rhona C. Free
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2010-05-14
  • ISBN : 1412961424
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.

Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper

Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper
  • Author : Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 0061860794
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

As a boy, Stephen J. Dubner's hero was Franco Harris, the famed and mysterious running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. When Dubner's father died, he became obsessed—he dreamed of his hero every night; he signed his school papers "Franco Dubner." Though they never met, it was Franco Harris who shepherded Dubner through a fatherless boyhood. Years later, Dubner journeys to meet his hero, certain that Harris will embrace him. And he is . . . well, wrong. Told with the grit of a journalist and the grace of a memoirist, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper is a breathtaking, heartbreaking, and often humorous story of astonishing developments. It is also a sparkling meditation on the nature of hero worship—which, like religion and love, tells us as much about ourselves as about the object of our desire.

Super Golfonomics

Super Golfonomics
  • Author : Stephen Shmanske
  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Release : 2014-08-13
  • ISBN : 9814612561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Super Golfonomics continues along the path of Professor Shmanske's pathbreaking Golfonomics. It uses economic and statistical analysis of the sport of golf for three main purposes, (1) For the enjoyment of golfers and fans of professional golf, (2) to teach a little economics and show how it can be used to analyze the game of golf, and (3) to use golf statistics and golf course statistics to comment on social, political, and economic issues like gender discrimination, inefficient pricing and public finance. Professor Shmanske pioneered the field of golf economics with his early writings in Golfonomics. Now, Super Golfonomics presents his more recent scholarship in the field in a form accessible to an intelligent, general readership. Request Inspection Copy

Turbulent Souls:

Turbulent Souls:
  • Author : Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release : 1999-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780380729302
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The son of Catholic converts from Judaism chronicles his own return to the Jewish faith after being raised as an altar boy and a devout Christian. Reprint.

The Oxford Handbook of Post-Keynesian Economics, Volume 2

The Oxford Handbook of Post-Keynesian Economics, Volume 2
  • Author : G. C. Harcourt,Peter Kriesler
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2013-08-16
  • ISBN : 019935930X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This two volume Handbook contains chapters on the main areas to which Post-Keynesians have made sustained and important contributions. These include theories of accumulation, distribution, pricing, money and finance, international trade and capital flows, the environment, methodological issues, criticism of mainstream economics and Post-Keynesian policies. The Introduction outlines what is in the two volumes, in the process placing Post-Keynesian procedures and contributions in appropriate contexts.