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Dubner, Stephen J.

Overview
Works: 70 works in 483 publications in 19 languages and 25,758 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Case studies  Educational films  Internet videos  Humor  Popular works 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Interviewee, Editor, Creator
Classifications: HB74.P8, 330
Publication Timeline
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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 )

168 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 8,035 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 )

91 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 4,657 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
Think like a freak : the authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain by Steven D Levitt( Book )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 2,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levitt and Dubner take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally-- to think, that is, like a Freak. Whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms, you'll learn to put away your moral compass, think like a child, and discover how incentives rule our world
Freakonomics a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything by Steven D Levitt( Recording )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,078 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 Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life, from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing, and whose conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: "Freakonomics". Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner 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 "Freakonomics", they set out to explore the hidden side of ... well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang
Super freakonomics [global cooling, patriotic prostitutes and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance] by Steven D Levitt( Recording )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,478 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( Visual )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film version of the bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies including the effects of a name, cheating in sumo wrestling, cause and effect of crime rates, and incentives for grades
Think like a freak by Steven D Levitt( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think Like A Freak takes listeners further inside this special thought process, revealing a new way of approaching the decisions people make, the plans they create, and the morals they choose
When to rob a bank : ... and 131 more warped suggestions and well-intended rants by Steven D Levitt( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe. Over the past decade, Levitt and Dubner freely admit that most of their posts were rubbish. But now they've gone through and picked the best of the best. You'll discover what people lie about, and why; the best way to cut gun deaths; why it might be time for a sex tax; and, yes, when to rob a bank. (Short answer: never; the ROI is terrible.)
The boy with two belly buttons by Stephen J Dubner( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 340 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 309 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
20-20( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner talk about the many relationships they discover which involve economics and social characteristics of our current civilization. The two economists use interviews and statistical analysis to reveal their often surprising results
When to rob a bank : ... and 131 more warped suggestions and well-intended rants by Steven D Levitt( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do educated women get fewer responses on online dating websites? Is buying local food economically efficient? Does bribing kids improve their performance on school tests? Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, the quirky geniuses behind "Freakonomics" are back at it. Here, for the first time, the very best of their more than 8,000 posts are together in a single place. It showcases the brilliance that has made Levitt and Dubner an international sensation, and the eloquence and wit that has always made them such a joy to read
The best American crime reporting, 2010( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of some of the most noted works of crime journalism from the past year
Think like a freak by Steven D Levitt( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak. The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's secret codes. Now Levitt and Dubner have gathered up what they have learned and turned it into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking differently - thinking, that is, like a Freak. Whether you are interested in the best way to improve your odds in penalty kicks, or in major global reforms, here is a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. Along the way, you'll learn how the techniques of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion can help you, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they're from Nigeria, and why Van Halen's demanding tour contract banning brown M&Ms was really a safety measure. You'll learn why sometimes it's best to put away your moral compass, and smarter to think like a child. You will be given a master class in incentives-because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. And you will learn to quit before you fail, because you can't solve tomorrow's problem if you aren't willing to abandon today's dud. Levitt and Dubner see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing-and so much fun to read. Steven D. Levitt, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, was awarded the John Bates Clark medal, given to the most influential American economist under the age of forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-style thinking to business and philanthropy. Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He quit his first career-as an almost-rock-star-to become a writer. He has worked for The New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He lives with his family in New York City"--Publisher's 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

Chao bao ping guo ju zi jing ji xue by Steven D Levitt( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 63 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 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ABC News program SuperFreakonomics authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, in a whirlwind round of 20 questions, make forays into the worlds of business, education, health care, environmental science and psychology. Original broadcast title : 20 Questions you never thought to ask
Illustrated superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When to rob a bank : a rogue economist's guide to the world by Steven D Levitt( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why don't flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken? Over the past decade, the blogs of Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have entertained us and changed the way we understand the world. Now the very best of these have been carefully curated into a book - with added extras - for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics. When to Rob a Bank demonstrates the counterintuitive, irreverent brilliance that has made Levitt and Dubner's books an international sensation
A rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything by Steven D Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, 'Freakonomics' will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens. Originally published: New York: Willam Morrow; London: Allen Lane, 2005
 
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Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
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Dabners, Stīvens

Dubner, Stephen 1963-

Stephen J. Dubner American journalist

Stephen J. Dubner Amerikaans journalist

Stephen J. Dubner US-amerikanischer Verleger, Autor und Journalist

ستيفن ج. دوبنر

ダブナー, スティーヴン・J

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Superfreakonomics : global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insuranceFreakonomics a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everythingSuper freakonomics [global cooling, patriotic prostitutes and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance]The boy with two belly buttonsGang leader for a day [a rogue sociologist takes to the streets]The best American crime reporting, 2010Chao bao ping guo ju zi jing ji xueIllustrated superfreakonomicsA rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything