Compre o livro Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything na : confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e. Levitt remained unconvinced. “Let’s just give it a try,” Dubner said. It was so early in our partnership that Levitt hadn’t yet come to understand. Buy Freakonomics o Lado Oculto e Inesperado de Tudo que nos Afeta (Em escrito por Stephen Dubner sobre Steven Levitt, que gerou a ideia deste livro.

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These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. 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 livri, the secrets of the Livgo 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.

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? 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 forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-style thinking to business and philanthropy.

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Comece a ler Freakonomics no seu Kindle em menos de um minuto. Detalhes do produto Capa comum: Original 25 de agosto de Idioma: Seja o primeiro a avaliar este item Lista de mais vendidos da Amazon: Pense como um freak: Como pensar de maneira mais inteligente sobre quase tudo. Quando roubar um banco. Compartilhe seus pensamentos com outros clientes. So In fairness, had freakonomics not included all e articles and references, I would have rated it a 4.

Some chapters, depending on the information, was more interesting than others. I found the chapter on crime rates dropping due to abortion to be particularly intriguing. They present a valuable side of an argument that I had never pondered. The chapter on how names can affect your success was also very interesting and just learning how they generate that data and how and when the names overlap. All in all, I would recommend this book to all my friends who appreciate random tidbits of information or who have a curiosity towards economics and how it plays a part in random parts of our world.

I though that the book was useful in this respect in helping people understand what I do. Indeed, the most common freakonoimcs I get from people when telling them that I am an economist is that they have read Freakonomics, which implies that they have at least seen some work similar to what I do at aguanomics. I just read this book revision, and it’s made me think a bit more about how we economists communicate with the general public, and I think that some ways are better than others.


First, there are textbooks, which describe the tools that economists use to put their theories into practice. All I remember was a lot of math and curves. Third, there are books like mine [pdf] that try to explain how liro improve failing policies using basic economic insights and incentives.

Finally, there freakojomics books like Freakonomics that reproduce academic papers in a popular form. Freakonomics is therefore NOT the book that I would recommend to anyone interested in a learning economic theory, b learning about how economists think, or c understanding the world or thinking of ways to improve it.

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This book with a memorable but useless name provides readers with just-so stories that are good for cocktail conversations but not for understanding economics. Not only do Steve and Steve back off from the main claims of the original paper they add other factorsbut this theory has been falsified by others see this and this. Real estate agents serve themselves better than they serve clients when selling their own homes.

As a former real estate agent, I had to agree with their basic premise, but I thought their explanation too simplistic. Looking over their other chapters on cheating sumo wrestlers, drug dealers who live with their moms, the KKK as a multilevel marketing organization, etc.

The authors say that they want you to ask more questions and see the world differently, but what tools have they given to you in this book? Freakonomics does not really reveal the hidden side of everything. Does this statistical analysis mean that those street dealers are irrational? As all economics students learn, you need to look at their opportunity cost i. In this case, street dealers are a NOT condemned to death, b not able to find other work with their experience, and c not aware of their statistical mortality as much as their potential wealth.

As I explain later on, he does not deliver the last word on pretty much any topic in this book. It’s interesting to see the two authors pooh-poohing people’s objections to their claims in this revised edition. I get the impression that their answer is “bestseller, bitch! Even worse, there’s nothing freaky to the stories in terms of the economics.

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I wish the authors had spent more time on the basic economics making the book a useful learning experience and less time defending empirical research that is interesting and provocative but not really wise.

The main one was that their analysis missed the most important point: Going further, would an agent work harder for you if their commission was a flat rate rather than a percentage of the sales price?

In my experience, agents love on referrals from old clients, which may explain why they work hard livrro the weak incentives.


Most academics need to livfo the Ivory Tower and hit the road more often. I’d prefer people to ask “and then what?

Very interesting read about everyday statistics and how they explain our motivations. The writers challenge some predictions and show us, with numbers, that what we predict may sometimes be different from what happens in actuality and how people think. It’s a good insight into what motivates us into doing or not doing things. It is very well written. I got the audiobook version and it was very entertaining. I freakonoomics let my kids listen to some parts of it.

It’s one of those books where you can start at the beginning middle or end and enjoy it every time. I bought a few copies as gifts for my kids’ history teacher, math teacher, and language frreakonomics. Also, a gift for my uncle and for one of my friends. I think it’s better than the following books but they are also entertaining.


I found this book to be quite interesting not so much for the specific examples where conventional wisdom produced results that are clearly incorrect when viewed from the economics viewpoint of the authors, but from also from the viewpoint of how to take another look at major issues that confront us to discover relationships we did not know were there.

The real message of the book, for me, went well beyond just the examples provided. Looking at the examples used in the book, ek authors freakonomicw point out that nothing livvro our world exists completely independent of frekaonomics factors, processes or connections, many libro which have simply been ignored as possibilites. When looked at in a linear fashion one comes to points of view that could only ultimately be correct by accident.

Rather it is the ability to look across all of the elements of a process to acknowledge all of the points of influence. The authors point out that at this point one can start to use economic analyses to better understand the whole and larger llivro we are looking at and then employ the tools of economics to expose correlation with other variables not previously considered, and while not necessarily determining causality, the statistical relationship between the parts produces significantly different, and counter-intuitive results.

I recommend not only reading the book and the examples provided, but to use it discover how to apply process analysis to gain better understanding of the world around us and debunking much of what passes for conventional wisdom today. All in all an entertaining, challenging and fascinating read. Formas de pagamento aceitas: Rastreie seus pedidos recentes. Visualizar ou modificar seus pedidos em sua conta.

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