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Dubner, Stephen J.

Overview
Works: 88 works in 386 publications in 8 languages and 20,874 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Case studies  Biography  Humor  Popular works 
Roles: Interviewee, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: HB74.P8, 330
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Most widely held works by Stephen J Dubner
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything by Steven D Levitt ( Book )
94 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 8,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask--but Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing--and his conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. The authors 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 this book, they set out to explore the hidden side of everything. If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work.--From publisher description
Superfreakonomics : global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance by Steven D Levitt ( Book )
52 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 4,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling more than four million copies. Now Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics.... SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? What's the best way to catch a terrorist? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Are people hardwired for altruism or selfishness? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else, whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically
Freakonomics a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything by Steven D Levitt ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask - but [one of the authors of this book] is not a typical economist. He studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life - from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing - and his conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. The authors 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 this book, they set out to explore the hidden side of everything. If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. -http://www.booksinprint.com
Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner talk about the many relationships they discovered which involve economics and social characteristics of our current civilization. The two economists use interviews and statistical analysis to reveal their often surprising results
Super freakonomics [global cooling, patriotic prostitutes and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance] by Steven D Levitt ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically, Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling to show how people respond to incentives
Superfreakonomics global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance by Steven D Levitt ( )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York Times bestselling authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insight and observations in this long-awaited follow-up to their blockbuster Freakonomics. In 2005, Freakonomics exploded in the culture, forever changing our understanding of how the world works, how we really make decisions--even how we name our children
Superfreakonomics [global cooling, patriotic prostitutes and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance] by Steven D Levitt ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Steven Levitt, professor of economics at the University of Chicago, and author Stephen Dubner have again teamed together to apply economic reasoning to a wide range of real-world questions. As with the original Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics is largely based upon the research of Professor Levitt, who has tackled problems inside and outside the field of economics"--Book's website
The boy with two belly buttons by Stephen J Dubner ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solomon a little boy with two belly buttons, discovers that being different can be a good thing
Gang leader for a day [a rogue sociologist takes to the streets] by Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of a young sociologist whose infiltration of a Chicago drug gang was originally introduced in the work "Freakonomics," describing the author's idealism, his friendship with gang leader JT, and his witness to the organization's crack-selling trade
Freakonomics : [un economista políticamente incorrecto explora el lado oculto de lo que nos afecta] by Steven D Levitt ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
¿Qué resulta más peligroso, una pistola o una piscina? ¿Por qué continúan los traficantes de drogas viviendo con sus madres? Quizás éstas no sean las típicas preguntas que formula un economista, pero el autor no es un economista típico. Es un especialista que estudia la esencia y los enigmas de la vida cotidiana y cuyas conclusiones, con frecuencia, ponen patas arriba la sabiduría convencional. A través de ejemplos prácticos y una sarcástica perspicacia, Levitt y su coautor demuestran que la economía, en el fondo, representa el estudio de los incentivos: el modo en que las personas obtienen lo que desean, o necesitan, especialmente cuando otras personas desean o necesitan lo mismo. Este libro singular analiza el trasfondo de muchas de nuestras decisiones cotidianas demostrando que las leyes económicas pueden explicar el porqué de muchas de nuestras acciones; literalmente redefine el modo en que vemos el mundo.--Desde la descripción de la editorial
The best American crime reporting, 2010 by Otto Penzler ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of some of the most noted works of crime journalism from the past year
Superfreakonomics : enfriamiento global, prostitutas patrióticas y por qué los terroristas suicidas deberían contratar un seguro de vida by Steven D Levitt ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically, Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling to show how people respond to incentives
Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt ( Book )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ROGUE ECONOMIST EXPLORES THE HIDDEN SIDE OF EVERYTHING
20-20 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner talk about the many relationships they discovered which involve economics and social characteristics of our current civilization. The two economists use interviews and statistical analysis to reveal their often surprising results
SuperFreakonomics by Steven D Levitt ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verhandelingen over de drijfveren van mensen in het dagelijkse leven en de vaak verrassende economische gevolgen daarvan
Freakonomics [a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything] by Steven D Levitt ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask--but Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing--and his conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. The authors 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 this book, they set out to explore the hidden side of everything. If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work.--From publisher description
Pin guo ju zi jing ji xue by Steven D Levitt ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freakonomics : überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen by Steven D Levitt ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? - Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? - Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? - Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?. Überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen. Die moderne Welt wird immer komplizierter. Und selten ist konventionelle wissenschaftliche Methodik geeignet, uns auf vernünftige Fragen praktische Antworten zu liefern. Steven Levitt, ein brillanter junger Professor der Wirtschaftswissenschaften, untersucht mit ökonomischen "Werkzeugen" eine Vielzahl gesellschaftlicher Themen. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Journalisten Stephen Dubner ist ein Buch entstanden, das zahlreiche Aha-Effekte garantiert, das uns manchmal schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt. So lassen sich viele scheinbar komplexe Probleme mit dem richtigen Schlüssel relativ einfach lösen. Hier werden Fragen aus verschiedensten Gebieten beantwortet, Fehleinschätzungen korrigiert und Verbindungen hergestellt, an die man oft nicht einmal ansatzweise denkt
Chao bao ping guo ju zi jing ji xue by Steven D Levitt ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically, Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling to show how people respond to incentives
SuperFreakonomics with Levitt and Dubner ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this ABC News program, SuperFreakonomics authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner give the concept of cause and effect a whack on the head. In a whirlwind round of 20 questions, Levitt and Dubner make forays into the worlds of business, education, health care, environmental science, and psychology to shed light on how a doctor's necktie can harm patients, why emergency rooms should be located at airports, how lasers could reduce the spread of malaria, a connection between the birth control pill and fewer teachers in America's public schools, a disconnect between locally grown produce and carbon emissions, how a garden hose to the stratosphere could cool down the Earth, the enticing economics of being a high-end call girl, and much, much more
 
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Alternative Names
Dabners, Stīvens
Dubner, Stephen 1963-
ダブナー, スティーヴン・J
Languages
English (237)
Spanish (22)
German (11)
French (10)
Chinese (5)
Dutch (2)
Hungarian (1)
Italian (1)
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