Author: Steven D. Levitt
Steven D. Levitt is an American economist and professor at the University of Chicago. He gained popularity for his research in the field of applied microeconomics, particularly in the areas of crime, education, and unconventional topics like cheating in sumo wrestling and the impact of legalized abortion on crime rates. Levitt is best known as the co-author of the book "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything," written with journalist Stephen J. Dubner. This book became a worldwide bestseller and showcased Levitt's unique approach to economics, which focuses on using data analysis to uncover unexpected insights about human behavior. Steven D. Levitt has made significant contributions to the field of economics through his innovative research and ability to shed light on interesting and often overlooked aspects of human behavior.