Beyond Freakonomics in St. Louis
While I should have posted something about this sooner, I’ll offer a brief account of Tuesday evening’s visit from Steve Levitt, the author of Freakonomics and one of the authors of the New York Times‘ popular Freakonomics blog. The event was jointly hosted by the Show-Me Institute and St. Louis University at SLU’s John Cook School of Business. An overflow crowd of more than 500 people came out to hear this bestselling author and University of Chicago professor offer his thoughts on how economic research can lead to wiser, more effective public policies. Professor Levitt was funny and insightful, recounting several stories from his first book and giving guests a whiff of his upcoming title, which he says will be called Superfreakonomics, in honor of Rick James. The lecture was part of a continuing series hosted by the Show-Me Institute, in which we strive to bring some of the top names in economics and public policy to help Missourians develop a deeper understanding of how these issues affect our lives.