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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Charles Wheelan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Charles lived in Chicago with his wife and family, for nearly 20 years. They now reside in New Hampshire.

Biographical and Professional Information

Charles Wheelan is a senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College. He joined the Dartmouth faculty fulltime in June of 2012. Prior to that, from 2004 to 2012, Wheelan was a senior lecturer in public policy at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

Published Works

    Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, W. W. Norton & Company, 2002Introduction To Public Policy, W.W. Norton & Company, 201010 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said (With Peter Steiner), W.W. Norton & Company, 2012Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data , W.W. Norton & Company, 2013

Selected Titles At Your Library

Naked economics :
ISBN: 0393049825. OCLC Number:

Norton,. New York :. ©2002.

Seeks to provide an engaging and comprehensive primer to economics that explains key concepts without technical jargon and using common-sense examples.

Introduction to public policy /
ISBN: 0393926656. OCLC Number:

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"Public policy is the process by which groups act collectively--everything from declaring war to installing stoplights. We study public policy in the hopes that we can do better. It is an audacious task. What activities are best handled by the market? How can we act in the face of scientific uncertainty? How can we make sense of the opinions of hundreds of millions of people? how can we evaluate trade-offs--economic growth versus environmental protection, for example? How can we even measure our success. This book is a toolkit for understanding the public-policy process and for making better public-policy decisions." [p.4] of cover.

10 1/2 things no commencement speaker has ever said /
ISBN: 0393074315. OCLC Number:

Norton,. New York :. ©2012.

Based on the author's 2011 Class Day Speech at Dartmouth College, provides humorous and unconventional advice for graduates of all ages on attaining happiness and success in life.

Naked statistics :
ISBN: 0393071952. OCLC Number:

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The field of statistics is rapidly transforming into a discipline that Hal Varian at Google has called "sexy". And with good reason; from batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics is growing by leaps and bounds. In this book the author demystifies the study of statistics by stripping away the arcane and technical details to get at the underlying intuition that is key to understanding the power of statistical concepts. Tackling a wide-ranging set of problems, he demonstrates how statistics can be used to look at questions that are important and relevant to us today.

Speaking Engagements

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