Posts Tagged ‘Freakonomics’

A Conversation with Freakonomics Producer Chad Troutwine (Vol. 2)

In the first part of our conversation, Freakonomics producer Chad Troutwine spoke at length about the inspiration he got from Steven J. Levitt and Stephen Dubner's 2005 book of the same name. We discussed the segments directed by Alex Gibney, Morgan Spurlock and Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing.
The remaining section of Freakonomics is "Cause and Effect," [...]

A Conversation with Freakonomics Producer Chad Troutwine (Vol. 1)

When Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner’s 2005 book Freakonomics debuted, the notion that standard economic analysis could explain social trends and phenomena like baby names and institutionalized cheating was at times nearly as startling as the findings themselves. But the work done by Levitt, a University of Chicago economist, and Dubner, a New [...]

The Sneak Preview as Social Experiment: Pay What You Want to See Freakonomics at E Street Cinema

Like Radiohead and Girl Talk before them, the producers of the upcoming documentary anthology Freakonomics: The Movie are giving their audience the opportunity to choose their own price of admission.
The film, based on the 2005 book-turned-New York Times blog by University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and the Gray Lady's Stephen J. Dubner, is composed [...]