Beyond Freakonomics: New Musings on the Economics of Everyday Life
September 27, 2006 – 8:00 p.m. Stafford Little Lecture
The author of the best-seller Freakonomics discusses his latest research, which uses the tools of economics to answer offbeat questions about everyday life.
Steven Levitt is an economist best known for his work on crime, in particular on the link between legalized abortion and crime rates. Winner of the 2003 John Bates Clark Medal and coauthor (with Stephen J. Dubner) of the best-selling book Freakonomics(2005), he is currently the Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics and the director of the Initiative on Chicago Price Theory at the University of Chicago. In 2003 he won the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded biannually by the American Economic Association to the most promising U.S. economist under the age of 40.