About the author
Stephen J. Levitt is known for his love of data and statistics to solve problems. He is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He has received the John Bates Clark Medal for being the most influential under-40 economist.
Stephen J. Dubner is an American author, journalist, and podcaster. After writing for the New York Times and publishing a number of books, Dubner undertook the joint venture with Levitt in Thinking Like a Freak, which was an instant hit. He later launched a weekly podcast Freakonomics Radio, which got 15 million downloads around the world in 2018.