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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date September 1, 2009
Pages 315
Binding Paperback
Edition 1 original
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060731335
ISBN-10 0060731338
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
Summaries and Reviews
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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.



Editions
Hardcover
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Rev exp edition from William Morrow & Co (October 1, 2006)
9780061234002 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Offers an alternative view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing.
from William Morrow & Co (May 1, 2005)
9780060731328 | details & prices | 242 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $25.95
About: The author offers his view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
1 original edition from Harpercollins (September 1, 2009)
9780060731335 | details & prices | 315 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?
Rev exp lr edition from William Morrow & Co (December 1, 2006)
9780061245138 | details & prices | 476 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $27.99
About: Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?
With Stephen J. Dubner | Rev exp edition from Harpercollins (October 18, 2006)
9780061242700 | details & prices | 320 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Book may have moderate creases and wear from reading.
Large print edition from Harpercollins (April 30, 2006)
9780060896379 | details & prices | 311 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?
from Harpercollins (April 30, 2006)
9780061143304 | details & prices | 242 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.28 lbs | List price $7.99
This edition also contains Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
About: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780060776138 Book cover for 9780061238536
 
Una rev ex edition from Harperaudio (October 30, 2006)
9780061238536 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $34.95
About: The author offers his view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.
Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (May 1, 2005)
9780060776138 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The author offers his view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.

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