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Why Axis Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life

ISBN-10: 1610393112
ISBN-13: 9781610393119
Edition: 2013
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 10/8/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Two superstars revolutionizing economics—indeed all social science—provide breakthrough ideas for solving big, complicated problems, using colorful stories from their travels and experiments around the world as evidence for what works and what doesn’t

Steven D. Levitt received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1989 and a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1994. He is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago where he has been teaching since 1997. He was awarded the 2003 John Bates Clark Medal, an award that recognizes the most outstanding economist in America under the age of 40. He is the coauthor, with Stephen J. Dubner, of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. It won the inaugural Quill Award for best business book and a Visionary Award from the National Council on Economic Education. He also wrote SuperFreakonomics and Think Like a Freak with Stephen J. Dubner.

Foreword
Introduction: Getting Beyond Assumptions
What Makes People Do What They Do?
How Can You Get People to Do What You Want?
When Incentives (Don't) Work and Why
What Can Craigslist, Mazes, and a Ball and Bucket Teach Us About Why Women Earn Less Than Men?
On the Plains Below Kilimanjaro
What Can a Matrilineal Society Teach Us About Women and Competition?
A Visit to the Khasi
How Can Sad Silver Medalists and Happy Bronze Medalists Help Us Close the Achievement Gap?
Public Education: The $627 Billion Problem
How Can Poor Kids Catch Rich Kids in Just Months?
A Voyage to Preschool
What Seven Words Can End Modern Discrimination?
I Don't Really Hate You, I Just Like Money
Be Careful What You Choose, It May Be Used Against You!
The Hidden Motives Behind Discrimination
How Can We Save Ourselves from Ourselves?
Using Field Experiments to Inform Life and Death Situations
What Really Makes People Give to Charity?
Don't Appeal to People's Hearts; Appeal to Their Vanity
What Can Cleft Palates and Opt-Out Boxes Teach Us About People's Reasons for Giving to Charity?
The Remarkable Phenomenon of Reciprocity
Why Is Today's Business Manager an Endangered Species?
Creating a Culture of Experimentation at Your Business
Epilogue
How to Change the World… or at Least Get a Better Deal
Life Is a Laboratory
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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