Reasons to Not Be Ugly: Full Transcript

...ugly baby, does the cuter baby have an advantage at that moment in the way it’s going to be accepted and raised?   Daniel HAMERMESH: Yep. It gets cuddled more...

Fitness Apartheid Full Transcript

...the building got upset and starting talking about fitness apartheid. Daniel HAMERMESH: Uh, it’s a cute catchphrase, and I’m sure it’ll get a lot of publicity. That’s Dan Hamermesh. HAMERMESH:...

The Economics of Sleep, Part 1 Full Transcript

...Dan HAMERMESH: The answer is very, very clear: Those who earn more money per hour, those who have more education they sleep less. *      *      * [MUSIC: The Jaguars, “By...

The Economics of Sleep, Part 1 (Rebroadcast)

...timing, and next-morning alertness” by Anne-Marie Chang, Daniel Aeschbach, Jeanne F. Duffy, and Charles A. Czeislera (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014) ETC. The Fragile Families and Wellbeing Study...

The Suicide Paradox (Rebroadcast)

...psychiatrist, deceased Daniel S. Hamermesh, Professor Emeritus in Economics at the University of Texas Margaret Battin, Professor of philosophy at the University of Utah RESOURCES “Suicide and marital status in...

The Economics of Sleep, Part 2 (Rebroadcast)

...and the wealth gap. DAN HAMERMESH: The answer is very, very clear. Those who earn more money per hour, who have better – what we call in economics, opportunity cost...

The Economics of Sleep, Part 2 Full Transcript

...Daniel HAMERMESH: The answer is very clear: those who earn more money per hour, who have better — what we call in economics, opportunity cost of working — they sleep...

No Hollywood Ending for the Visual-Effects Industry

...I’m concerned that you’re digging me up as the villain in your scenario. *      *      * Daniel Lay grew up in Los Angeles reading comic books, playing video games, and...

The Suicide Paradox: Full Transcript

...in practice. So should we consider the suicidal impulse a rational choice? I know what you’re thinking: Only an economist would say something like that! An economist like… Dan Hamermesh,...

Dan Hamermesh Answers Your Questions About Beauty Pays

...This week we solicited your questions for Dan Hamermesh, a regular Freakonomics contributor, and author of the new book Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful. A...