Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything is an engaging, thought-provoking look at the behaviour and phenomena we see around us every day. Its authors seek to apply the analytical tools of economics to a host of curiosities to answer questions as diverse as whether your estate agent might be lying to you and when it is in schoolteachers? best interests to cheat. Their explanations often run counter to conventional wisdom and the explanations provided by academics and politicians, who all too often fail to distinguish between correlation and causation and miss the deeper, hidden causes behind events. Freakonomics is a worldwide publishing phenomenon, with translations into some 35 languages and over four million copies sold worldwide to date.

This book review and analysis is perfect for: 
?Students of economics
?Anyone with an interest in microeconomics and economic theory
?Anyone who wants to understand the hidden factors that shape our lives and decisions

The Book Review series from the 50Minutes collection is aimed at anyone who is looking to learn from experts in their field without spending hours reading endless pages of information. Our reviews present a concise summary of the main points of each book, as well as providing context, different perspectives and concrete examples to illustrate the key concepts.

Publication date
April 03, 2019
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