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Incentives are key to understanding economics, and Steven Levitt illustrates this by, in part, telling personal stories that describe their importance.

May 31, 2018

Discussion Section: Understanding Incentives, Part 1, featuring Steven Levitt

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Understanding what economic idea, or tool, to apply to a given question is key to proper analysis. Steven Levitt describes how his own economic toolkit was sharpened by the many ideas and economists he encountered at UChicago.

May 31, 2018

Discussion Section: Economics Toolkits and the Legacy of UChicago Economics, featuring Steven Levitt

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Steven Levitt describes the fine art of communicating economic ideas, and recounts what the success of the book “Freakonomics” taught him about the the value of communication and understanding your audience.

May 31, 2018

Discussion Section: The Value of Effective Communication, featuring Steven Levitt

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Discussion Section: Names, Faces, and Ideas

Steve Levitt

Steven Levitt, a self-described poor student, discusses how he never intended to become an economist until he realized that he had been thinking like one since he was 8 years old.

May 31, 2018

Discussion Section: Names, Faces, and Ideas, featuring Steven Levitt

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Lars Peter Hansen

As founding director of BFI, Lars Peter Hansen and his distinguished board of advisors were critical in developing the Institute’s commitment to sound theoretical and empirical research. Hansen describes the early mission of the Institute (when it began as the Milton Friedman Institute), and its evolution over time.
 

April 11, 2018

Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy, featuring Lars Peter Hansen: BFI from Lars’s Perspective

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