Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the cultural phenomenon and international bestselling book “Freakonomics,” will speak at California State University, Fresno on Feb. 27 as part of the University Lecture Series.

The program is at 7:30 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union, 2485 E. San Ramon Ave.

Dubner will discuss how he believes economics is how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing,

Dubner and his co-author, University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt, are regular contributors to ABC News, appearing monthly on “Good Morning America” and a segment of “World News Tonight” called “Freakonomics Friday.”

Dubner is an award-winning journalist who spent several years at the New York Times Magazine and has written for “The New Yorker” and “Time.” He also has contributed to the anthologies, “The Best American Sports Writing” and “The Best American Crime Writing.”

Tickets are available at the University Student Union Information Center. Advance tickets are $10, general admission; $6, Fresno State faculty/staff, Alumni Association members and seniors; and $2, Fresno State and University High School students. Prices on the day of the event increase by $2 for general admission, faculty, staff and Alumni Association members.

For more information, contact the University Lecture Series office at 559.278.2431 or visit the web site below.

(Copy by University Communications student-intern Megan Jacobsen.)

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