Freakonomics

Author : Steven D. Levitt
ISBN : 9780141928739
Genre : Business & Economics
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Cult bestseller, new buzz word... Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.
Category: Business & Economics

Freakonomics Rev Ed

Author : Steven D. Levitt
ISBN : 0061792802
Genre : Business & Economics
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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an econo-mist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing—and whose conclusions turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they explore the hidden side of . . . well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Klu Klux Klan. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a great deal of complexity and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and—if the right questions are asked—is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking. Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But Freakonomics can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world. Bonus material added to the revised and expanded 2006 edition The original New York Times Magazine article about Steven D. Levitt by Stephen J. Dubner, which led to the creation of this book. Seven “Freakonomics” columns written for the New York Times Magazine, published between August 2005 and April 2006. Selected entries from the Freakonomics blog, posted between April 2005 and May 2006 at http://www.freakonomics.com/blog/.
Category: Business & Economics

Konomie 2 0

Author : Norbert Häring
ISBN : 3791026356
Genre :
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Wann Sie Eine Bank Berfallen Sollten

Author : Stephen J. Dubner
ISBN : 9783641195397
Genre : Business & Economics
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Die Top-Ökonomen Steven D. Levitt und Stephen J. Dubner sind Spezialisten darin, überraschende Lösungen für vertrackte Probleme zu finden. Und sie wissen genau, wie Erkenntnisse der Wirtschaftswissenschaften unser Leben leichter machen können. Im vorliegenden Buch stellen sich die Bestsellerautoren Fragen, die ihnen und ihren Lesern auf den Nägeln brennen. Mit ihrer ganz speziellen Mischung aus großartigem Humor und bestechender Logik erklären sie, warum Menschen lügen, Stewardessen kein Trinkgeld bekommen und es höchste Zeit ist, eine Sexsteuer einzuführen. Ein Buch der verblüffenden Erkenntnisse, randvoll mit Überlebenswissen für den Alltag.
Category: Business & Economics

Der Rosie Effekt

Author : Graeme Simsion
ISBN : 9783104032207
Genre : Fiction
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Nach dem Mega- Bestseller ›Das Rosie-Projekt‹ geht es weiter! In Graeme Simsions romantischer Komödie ›Der Rosie-Effekt‹ entdeckt Don Tillman, unser Traummann der Herzen, die Liebe in der Ehe. O Baby! Für Don, den unwahrscheinlichsten romantischen Helden, den es je gab, geht’s nach dem Happy-End geht’s erst richtig los. Don Tillmans »Ehefrau-Projekt« hat geklappt. Er lebt mit Rosie in New York. Und Rosie ist schwanger. Don will natürlich der brillanteste werdende Vater aller Zeiten sein, stürzt sich in die Forschung und entwickelt einen wissenschaftlich exakten Schwangerschafts-Zeitplan für Rosie. Aber seine ungewöhnlichen Recherchemethoden führen erstmal dazu, dass er verhaftet wird. Was Rosie auf keinen Fall erfahren darf, um ihre Beziehung nicht zu belasten. Also muss Don improvisieren, seinen Freund Gene einspannen und Lydia, die Sozialarbeiterin, davon überzeugen, dass er ein Superdad sein wird. Bei alledem übersieht er fast das Wichtigste: seine Liebe zu Rosie und die Gefahr, sie genau dann zu verlieren, wenn sie ihn am meisten braucht.
Category: Fiction

Freakonomics

Author : Steven D. Levitt
ISBN : 3442154510
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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.
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Superfreakonomics

Author : Steven D. Levitt
ISBN : 3442156785
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A Manual For Writers Of Research Papers Theses And Dissertations Eighth Edition

Author : Kate L. Turabian
ISBN : 9780226816395
Genre : Reference
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A little more than seventy-five years ago, Kate L. Turabian drafted a set of guidelines to help students understand how to write, cite, and formally submit research writing. Seven editions and more than nine million copies later, the name Turabian has become synonymous with best practices in research writing and style. Her Manual for Writers continues to be the gold standard for generations of college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. Now in its eighth edition, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations has been fully revised to meet the needs of today’s writers and researchers. The Manual retains its familiar three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts. Part II provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles (notes-bibliography and author-date), an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources. The final section treats all matters of editorial style, with advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, table formatting, and the use of quotations. Style and citation recommendations have been revised throughout to reflect the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. With an appendix on paper format and submission that has been vetted by dissertation officials from across the country and a bibliography with the most up-to-date listing of critical resources available, A Manual for Writers remains the essential resource for students and their teachers.
Category: Reference