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Recent Episodes

Unpacking Policy Consequences

Kevin Murphy, Steven J. Davis, José A. Scheinkman, James J. Heckman, Edward P. Lazear

What do economists bring to the table when it comes to evaluating public policy and the outcomes that flow from government action?

Labor, Jobs, and the Modern Economy

Erik Hurst, James J. Heckman, Steven J. Davis, Kevin Murphy, Casey Mulligan

In this episode, UChicago economists explore trends in the labor market following the financial crisis of 2008, approaching what has happened—and is happening—from the employee side, the firm side, and crucial impacts in human capital.

Names, Faces, and Ideas

Kevin Murphy, James J. Heckman, Erik Hurst, José A. Scheinkman, Steven J. Davis, Benjamin Brooks, Mohammad Akbarpour, Chad Syverson, Manasi Deshpande, Casey Mulligan, Edward P. Lazear

In these excerpts, Kevin Murphy talks with fellow economists about their approach to economics, introduces their research interests, and sets the tone for delving deeper into how and why this research and its application is exciting and essential.

Inquiry and Impact

Kevin Murphy, Mohammad Akbarpour, Benjamin Brooks

In these excerpts, Becker Friedman Institute scholars talk about how being at the institute has helped them extend and enhance their research agenda.

Recent Conversations

Discussion Section: Unpacking Policy Consequences, Discussion Section: A Demo

Edward P. Lazear

When an economist goes to Washington, what does he bring to the table? In this final of a three-part interview, Edward Lazear reflects on his time on the Council of Economic Advisers and talks to Kevin Murphy about how it informed his academic interests in the years that followed.

September 28, 2016

Unpacking Policy Consequences: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Ed Lazear Part 3

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Discussion Section: Unpacking Policy Consequences, Discussion Section: A Demo

Edward P. Lazear

When an economist goes to Washington, what does he bring to the table? In this final of a three-part interview, Edward Lazear reflects on his time on the Council of Economic Advisers and talks to Kevin Murphy about how it informed his academic interests in the years that followed.

September 28, 2016

Unpacking Policy Consequences: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Ed Lazear Part 3

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Discussion Section: Unpacking Policy Consequences

Edward P. Lazear

When an economist goes to Washington, what does he bring to the table? In this second part of a three-part interview, Edward Lazear reflects on his time on the Council of Economic Advisers and talks to Kevin Murphy about how it informed his academic interests in the years that followed. 

September 26, 2016

Unpacking Policy Consequences: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Ed Lazear, Part 2

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Discussion Section: Unpacking Policy Consequences

Edward P. Lazear

When an economist goes to Washington, what does he bring to the table? In this first of a three-part interview, Edward Lazear reflects on his time on the Council of Economic Advisers and talks to Kevin Murphy about how it informed his academic interests in the years that followed.

September 23, 2016

Unpacking Policy Consequences: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Ed Lazear Part 1

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Discussion Section: Labor, Jobs, and the Modern Economy

Casey Mulligan

Policy can have the best of intentions but the most unexpected of outcomes; a prescription to promote welfare in one area may have consequences in another part of the economy. Casey Mulligan and Kevin Murphy discuss how extended unemployment insurance and healthcare reform following the financial crisis worked as unexpected disincentives in the labor market.

September 16, 2016

Labor, Jobs, and the Modern Economy: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Casey Mulligan

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