Steven D. Levitt
Steven D. Levitt

Steven D. Levitt is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a research fellow at the American Bar Foundation. His primary research focus is the economics of crime and the criminal justice system. Click here to read his paper on abortion and crime.

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May 24 2005 6:42 AMThe Search for 100 Million Missing WomenAn economics detective story.
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April 11 2005 6:32 AMA Roshanda by Any Other NameHow do babies with super-black names fare?
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April 12 2005 7:35 AMTrading UpWhere do baby names come from?
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