Freakonomics | Study Guide

Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

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Freakonomics | Glossary


causality: the relationship between cause and effect

correlation: mutual relationship or connection between two or more things

criminologist: an expert in the scientific study of crime and criminals

incentive: motivation or encouragement to think or behave in a certain way

information asymmetry: situation in which one party has more knowledge than the other

regression analysis: a statistical process for estimating the relationship among variables

Roe v. Wade: the Supreme Court case protecting a woman's right to an abortion

variable: an element, feature, or factor that is liable to change

white-collar crime: a financially motivated, nonviolent, illegal action

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