A Bit Freakin' More

To supplement Dave’s post on Freakonomics, I might point out that Steve Levitt has now followed his Chicago colleagues Gary Becker and Richard Posner, and started his own blog (jointly with his coauthor Steve Dubner). It’s worth a squiz, though I still prefer the BP blog.

Also, the most interesting commentary I’ve seen on Freakonomics has been a discussion of his work over at Crooked Timber, the economists’ blog of choice.

I’ve written up a handful of Levitt’s articles over the years, so I feel like I know most of the raw material, but am nonetheless looking forward to picking up a copy of Freakonomics when I get to the US tomorrow.

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2 Responses to A Bit Freakin' More

  1. Andrew, you might find this post on Levitt and the ensuing discussion interesting:

    http://larvatusprodeo.redrag.net/2005/05/22/tough-on-the-causes-of-crime/

  2. Andrew Leigh says:

    Mark, thanks for that. As I mentioned on your blog…

    For a more thorough discussion of Sailer’s criticisms of Levitt, see http://crookedtimber.org/2005/05/23/response/.

    In the Australian context, Justin Wolfers and I found some evidence consistent with Levitt’s theory: http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/~aleigh/opinion_fulltext.htm#Abortion

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