Stephen J. Dubner
Stephen Dubner is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best known for co-authoring the Freakonomics book franchise, which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Dubner has also written for the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and National Geographic and created the popular Freakonomics Radio podcast.
Born in a small town in upstate New York, Dubner graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. After college, he moved to New York City and worked as a writer and editor at various magazines, including Esquire, Money, and The New York Times Magazine. During his time at the Times Magazine, Dubner met University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt, and the two began their partnership.
In 2005, Dubner and Levitt wrote the popular book Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, which became a runaway success. The book has been translated into 35 languages and spent over two years on the New York Times bestseller list.
In 2008, Dubner and Levitt followed up Freakonomics with SuperFreakonomics. This book, like its predecessor, was a commercial success and was translated into 22 languages. The duo has since released four more books in the Freakonomics franchise, including Think Like a Freak and When to Rob a Bank.
In 2010, Dubner and Levitt launched Freakonomics Radio, a weekly podcast. The podcast has been downloaded over 55 million times, won numerous awards, and is broadcast in over 100 countries. Dubner also hosts the podcast, interviewing guests from various fields and exploring the world through an economic lens.
Dubner has also received numerous awards and honors, including being named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. He has also been a featured speaker at conferences, summits, and universities around the world.
Dubner continues to write and speak about economics, data, and human behavior. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.