Steven Landsburg is a professor of Economics at the University of Rochester and a world authority on economics and the numerical state of affairs. He is also the author of The Armchair Economist, Fair Play, More Sex is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics and his most recent book, Can You Outsmart an Economist?. In addition, he has penned two economics textbooks, a forthcoming text on general relativity. Inspired by the work of mathematician André Weil, Steven Landsburg pursued the power of numbers as a career. He studied at both the University of Chicago and Princeton, where his reputation soared exponentially. On the academic front, Steven Landsburg's work has influenced algebraic K-theory, quantum game theory, module patching, philosophy of science, and moral philosophy. And within the realm of popular culture, his work has appeared in Forbes, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
Landsburg currently writes a monthly column on “everyday economics” for Slate magazine. The subjects of the columns cover a wide range of “equations” and often draw on current affairs. He has appeared as a commentator on the PBS/Turner Broadcasting series Damn Right and has made over 200 appearances on radio and television broadcasts over the past few years.
Do you know why tall people earn more money than their shorter competitors? Do you know why parents of sons stay married more often than parents who have only daughters? Do you know why it makes no sense for you to give charitable donations to more than one organization? Steven Landsburg does. His solutions to the many ways that modern life is unfair or inefficient are both jaw-dropping and maddeningly defensible.