The Economics of Sleep, Part 1 (Rebroadcast)

...black-white sleep gap? Again, the other data suggested that blacks sleep less than whites. Hamermesh says that’s wrong. HAMERMESH: You can adjust for anything else you want, education, age, marital...

The Suicide Paradox (Rebroadcast)

...of 1972, Dan Hamermesh was hunting around for a research topic. And he thought of a poem he’d read back in high school. HAMERMESH: The poem is “Richard Cory” by...

The Economics of Sleep, Part 2 (Rebroadcast)

...make about the time when they’re awake. How much leisure do they take? And how much are they at the office?” But then, along came Dan Hamermesh. GIBSON: Hamermesh was...

No Hollywood Ending for the Visual-Effects Industry

...the disgruntled former visual-effects guy: Daniel LAY: I said, “Wow, that’s great we’re making a lot of money.” And she said “Actually, we’re not making any money at all.” The...

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 lot of...