Steven D. Levitt

Steven David Levitt is an American economist known for his work in the field of crime, particularly on the economic aspects of crime. He is a professor at the University of Chicago and co-author of the best-selling book 'Freakonomics'.


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  1. 1. Freakonomics

    This book explores the hidden side of everything, debunking conventional wisdom and revealing surprising connections between seemingly unrelated things. It uses economic theories to explain social phenomena such as the decrease in crime rates in the 1990s, the impact of a person's name on their life outcomes, and the inner workings of drug gangs. By using data and statistics, it challenges the way people think about the world and encourages them to question the accepted truths in society.

    The 2634th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Super Freakonomics

    This book delves into the counterintuitive aspects of economics, applying economic theory to a wide range of unusual and everyday topics to explore hidden aspects of the world. Through engaging narratives and data analysis, it challenges conventional wisdom and uncovers surprising insights into human behavior, crime rates, high-stakes financial decisions, and more. The authors use a blend of storytelling and rigorous research to question the obvious and reveal the unseen forces shaping our lives, demonstrating how economic principles can illuminate complex and seemingly unrelated phenomena.

    The 9127th Greatest Book of All Time