'Freakonomics' author to speak, Sept. 27
Posted September 20, 2006; 05:25 p.m.
Steven Levitt, co-author (with Stephen Dubner) of the best-selling book "Freakonomics," will discuss his latest research at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in McCosh 50.
His address is titled "Beyond Freakonomics: New Musings on the Economics of Everyday Life."
Levitt is a 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 Economics Association to the most promising U.S. economist under the age of 40.
In the 2005 book, subtitled "A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything," Levitt uses the tools of economics to explain everyday phenomena, from crime rates to social inequality to the effects of good and bad parenting.
The Stafford Little Lecture is part of the University Public Lecture Series.