Stephen Dubner

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Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and TV personality. He is the co-author, with Steven D. Levitt, of Freakonomics (2005) and SuperFreakonomics (2009), which have sold more than 5 million copies in 35 languages. Freakonomics has been translated into a high-profile documentary film (Freakonomics: The Movie); the Freakonomics blog, has been called “the most readable economics blog in the universe.”

Dubner's other books include Turbulent Souls (Choosing My Religion), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and the children's book The Boy With Two Belly Buttons. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, and many others, and his journalism has been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing, The Best American Crime Writing, and elsewhere. He has appeared widely on TV, most often on ABC and PBS, but also on the reality show Beauty and the Geek. Alas, he played neither beauty nor geek.