Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics

Levitt’s style of research emphasizes asking questions to understand the economics of real-life issues. Freakonomics (2005) spent more than two years on the New York Times Best Seller list and has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

SuperFreakonomics, released in 2009, includes brand new research on topics from terrorism to prostitution to global warming. A radio show, movie, and illustrated edition of the book followed.

Steve is also the co-author of the popular Freakonomics Blog.

Popular Media Articles

"A Roshanda by Any Other Name" Slate Magazine, April 11, 2005 (with Stephen J. Dubner) Download

"Does Abortion Prevent Crime?" Slate Magazine, August 23, 1999 (with Steve Sailer) Download

"Monkey Business" New York Times, June 5, 2005 ( with Stephen J. Dubner). Download

"O Preco da Violencia" (On Preventing Violence) Exame, March 21, 2001, pp 90-94 (with Rodrigo Soares, published in Portugese) Download (coming soon)

OP-Ed in Los Angeles Times on Gangs Download (coming soon)

"Pools More Dangerous than Guns." Editorial published in Chicago Sum Times, July 28, 2001 Download (coming soon)

"The Search for 100 Million Missing Women." Slate Magazine, May 24, 2005 (with Stephen J. Dubner). Download

"The Seat-Belt Solution", New Tork Times, July 11, 2005 (with Stephe J. Dubner). Download

"Trading Up", Slate Magazine, April 12, 2005 (with Stephen J. Dubner) Download

"What the Bagel Man Saw," New York Times Magazine, June 6, 2004 (with Stephen J. Dubner) Download