Second Edition   ©2016


Austan Goolsbee (University of Chicago) , Steven Levitt (University of Chicago) , Chad Syverson (University of Chicago)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-8702-9; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-8702-5; Format: Cloth Text, 832 pages

    New applications throughout the text, on topics ranging from patent length and drug development to highly-paid professional athletes and the sunk cost fallacy.

    New Freakonomics boxes--on garbage, 3D printers, and Yelp, for example--help bridge economic concepts with the real world.

    New Chapter, Factor Markets (Chapter 13). Based on instructor feedback, the authors have written a new factor markets chapter that brings together factor markets in one chapter.

    Revised end-of-chapter problems to provide problems for every section of the book.

    Figure It Out: Online! The popular Figure It Out feature has been expanded by taking 2 problems from each chapter and placing them in an interactive tutorial setting. Video instruction guides students toward the solution of the problem step by step.

    Built around the biggest classroom issues being faced today, LaunchPad gives students everything they need to prepare for class and exams, while giving instructors everything they need to quickly set up a course, shape the content to their syllabus, craft presentations and lectures, assign and assess homework, and guide the progress of individual students and the class as a whole.

    LaunchPad features
    An interactive e-book
    integrates the text and all student media, including the new Figure It Out: Online feature.

    LearningCurve adaptive quizzing gives individualized question sets and feedback based on each student’s correct and incorrect responses. All the questions are tied back to the e-book to encourage students to read the book in preparation for classtime and exams.

    The Video Assignment Tool makes it easy to assign and assess video-based activities and projects, as well as providing a convenient way for students to submit video coursework.

    LaunchPad Gradebook gives a clear window on performance for the whole class, for individual students, and for individual assignments.

    A streamlined interface helps students manage their schedule of assignments, while social commenting tools let them connect with classmates, and learn from each other. 24/7 help is a click away, accessible from a link in the upper right hand corner.

    Optional pre-built chapter units, curated by the authors, can be used as is or customized. Or choose not to use them and build your course from scratch.

    Book-specific instructor resources include PowerPoint sets, textbook graphics, lecture and activity suggestions, test banks, and more.

    Easy LMS integration into your school’s learning management system.