Monday, September 27, 2010

"Freakonomics" authors coming to Charlotte

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, authors of the best-selling "Freakonomics" books, will speak in Charlotte Nov. 4. They'll be the inaugural lecturers for a new speaker series sponsored by UNC Charlotte's Belk College of Business.

Levitt and Dubner are famous for asking new questions and discovering unexpected answers. In "Freakonomics" and "SuperFreakonomics" they've looked at the telltale signs of a cheating schoolteacher and wondered whether a sex change could boost your salary. They've also asked what's more dangerous, driving drunk, or walking drunk?

The two will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte. Tickets, which include a cocktail reception starting at 5:45 p.m., are $49. VIP tickets, which include the reception before the event, a private reception with the speakers after the event and signed copies of the "Freakonomics" books, are $149. Check here for more information.


Anonymous said...

Count me in. Freakonomics was great. SuperFreakonomics had that we have to meet a deadline feel to it. I didn't feel it made the connections as well as the first one (or as in-depth). However, it was still enjoyable

Anonymous said...

Dubner went to App and lived in Winston!

Anonymous said...

Wow I didn't know he went to App. The Freak guys have one of the best blogs at

Anonymous said...

This is my husband's birthday present this year. He is purchasing the VIP ticket. Afterall, he was a finance major but switched to economics after reading the first Freakonomics. He has even considered apply to U of Chicago, where Levitt teaches. We are both big fans of their books. Will need to check out the blog.