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Dubner, Stephen J.

Overview
Works: 112 works in 638 publications in 17 languages and 27,497 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Educational films  Internet videos  Case studies  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Interviewee, Editor, Speaker, 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 )

161 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 8,138 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 )

66 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 4,379 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 )

57 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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 email 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
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 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers his view of how economy works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy
When to rob a bank : ... and 131 more warped suggestions and well-intended rants by Steven D Levitt( Book )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,225 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.)
Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt( Visual )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,203 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
Super freakonomics : [global cooling, patriotic prostitutes and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance] by Steven D Levitt( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 995 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
Think like a freak by Steven D Levitt( Recording )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 833 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
Superfreakonomics : enfriamiento global, prostitutas patrióticas y por qué los terroristas suicidas deberían contratar un seguro de vida by Steven D Levitt( Book )

43 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times best-selling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling over four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world. Now, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first. Four years in the making, SuperFreakonomics asks not only the tough questions, but the unexpected ones: What's more dangerous, driving drunk or walking drunk' Why is chemotherapy prescribed so often if it's so ineffective' Can a sex change boost your salary' SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: - How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa' - Why are doctors so bad at washing their hands' - How much good do car seats do' - What's the best way to catch a terrorist' - Did TV cause a rise in crime' - What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common' - Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness' - Can eating kangaroo save the planet' - Which adds more value: a pimp or a Realtor' 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. By examining how people respond to incentives, they show the world for what it really is ' good, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, super freaky. Freakonomics has been imitated many times over ' but only now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match
When to rob a bank : ... and 131 more warped suggestions and well-intended rants by Steven D Levitt( Recording )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 425 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
Superfreakonomics : global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance by Steven D Levitt( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 404 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
The boy with two belly buttons by Stephen J Dubner( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 329 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 )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 255 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
The best American crime reporting, 2010( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of some of the most noted works of crime journalism from the past year
20-20( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 191 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
When to rob a bank : a rogue economist's guide to the world by Steven D Levitt( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 120 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
Freakonomics : überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen by Steven D Levitt( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and held by 77 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
Freakonomics : [a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything] by Steven D Levitt( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 67 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
Piensa como un freak by Steven D Levitt( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Con su mezcla de narracion cautivante y analisis no convencional, Steven D. Levitt y Stephen J. Dubner nos llevan dentro de su proceso de pensamiento y nos ensenan como pensar de una forma un poco mas productiva, mas creativa, mas racional. Los temas van desde los negocios a la filantropia a los deportes a la politica, todo ello con el objetivo de re-entrenar su cerebro, "--Amazon.com
Freaks and friends by Steven D Levitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Alternative Names
Dabners, Stīvens

Dabners, Stīvens, 1963-

Dubner, Stephen

Dubner, Stephen 1963-

Stephen J. Dubner American journalist

Stephen J. Dubner Amerikaans journalist

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

Дабнер, Стивен Дж., 1963-

Стефан Дабнер

דבנר, סטיבן

דבנר, סטיבן ג'

ستيفن ج. دوبنر

더브너, 스티븐 J

ダブナー, スティーヴン・J

史蒂芬·都伯納

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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]Superfreakonomics : enfriamiento global, prostitutas patrióticas y por qué los terroristas suicidas deberían contratar un seguro de vidaSuperfreakonomics : global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insuranceThe boy with two belly buttonsGang leader for a day : [a rogue sociologist takes to the streets]The best American crime reporting, 2010Freakonomics : [a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything]