Tuesday, 22 May 2007


Freakonomics is a popular book among economists in these days. It deals with different themes and myths in the society and the authors present some analysis and conclusions on how these are related to the reality. For instance, what are the incentives of a property dealer to give you the best price, how much good parenting and their care will affect their children etc.

The book is somehow funny, and uses academic analysis to describe the facts. As the authors say; it is not something new data they have invented, but how the existing data can give relevant (and funny) conclusions. But the book is not super entertaining as a novel. Therefore, I skipped the bonus material in the book which was the published articles on the analysis and conclusions.

This book can also be read by other people than economists. It has been used academic view to conclude on different (relevant) topics, which will be understandable for other people as well.

Rating: 4 of 6

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