Alumni Awards 2012: Stephen J. Dubner '84

Dubner is a 1984 graduate of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. He is co-author of the best-selling “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything.” More than four million copies of the book have been sold and it has been translated into 35 languages. The book received a Quill Award in 2005, a BookSense Book of the Year Award, and a Visionary Award from the National Council on Economic Education. It was also named a Notable Book by the New York Times.

The success of “Freaknomics” spawned a follow up, “SuperFreaknomics,” published in 2009, as well as an award-winning blog, a documentary and a public radio program hosted by Dubner. He also has been a regular contributor to ABC News and the NFL Network.

Dubner also wrote the national best-seller “Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son’s Return to His Jewish Family,” which was named a Notable Book by the New York Times and a finalist for the Koret National Jewish Book Award.

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