Speaker - Steve Levitt

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Steve Levitt is the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory.

Levitt received his BA from Harvard University in 1989 and his PhD from MIT in 1994. He has taught at Chicago since 1997.

In 2004, Levitt was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the most influential economist under the age of 40. In 2006, he was named one of Time magazine's "100 People Who Shape Our World."

Levitt co-authored Freakonomics, which spent over 2 years on the New York Times Best Seller list and has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. SuperFreakonomics, available this October, includes brand new research on topics from terrorism to prostitution to global warming. Levitt is also the co-author of the popular New York Times Freakonomics Blog.

3 Programs

Steven Levitt: Freakonomics and Quirky Economic Stories

12.02.11 | 00:53:22 min | 0 comments

SuperFreakonomics: Challenging the Way We Think

11.10.09 | 00:19:16 min | 1 comment

SuperFreakonomics with Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

11.04.09 | 01:06:39 min | 18 comments