Names, Faces, and Ideas

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.

Discussions in this Series

Discussion Section: Names, Faces, and Ideas

Lars Peter Hansen

In this episode, Murphy queries Hansen about his research, which is somewhat unique in that Hansen incorporates theory, econometrics, and data—often in the same paper. Hansen also looks back and reviews key influences on his work.

April 11, 2018

Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy, featuring Lars Peter Hansen: Names Faces and Ideas Part 1

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Discussion Section: Names, Faces, and Ideas

Lars Peter Hansen

In this episode, Hansen dives into the evolution of his work spanning three broad areas that are linked closely together: macroeconomics, finance and econometrics.

April 11, 2018

Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy, featuring Lars Peter Hansen: Names Faces and Ideas Part 2

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Discussion Section: Names, Faces, and Ideas

Edward P. Lazear

In this episode, Murphy talks with Edward Lazear, Distinguished Fellow at the Becker Friedman Institute and Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, to explore Lazear's history as both a scholar and policymaker, as well as his insights into how the labor market intersects with the rest of the economy.

September 6, 2016

Names, Faces, and Ideas: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Ed Lazear

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Discussion Section: Names, Faces, and Ideas

Casey Mulligan

In this episode, Murphy talks with Casey Mulligan, professor in economics at the University of Chicago. Mulligan examines microeconomic trends, including labor, through a macroeconomic lens, with a particular interest in how policy can inadvertently shape the labor market in unexpected ways.

June 15, 2016

Names, Faces, and Ideas: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Casey Mulligan

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Discussion Section: Names, Faces, and Ideas

Manasi Deshpande

In this episode, Murphy talks with Manasi Deshpande, institute research fellow and assistant professor in economics at the University of Chicago. An expert in the intersection of social insurance policy and labor markets, Deshpande discusses her interest in economics as a framework for thinking through complex social problems, and talks to Murphy about how she hopes work like hers can change the discourse around social welfare programs.

June 15, 2016

Names, Faces, and Ideas: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Manasi Deshpande

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