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Mohammad Akbarpour

In this episode, Murphy and Muhammad Akbarpour, a Becker Friedman Institute Research Fellow, examine the opportunities that surround the development of an international kidney exchange market, the obstacles that inhibit that market from being implemented, and the experience of being an early career scholar at the University of Chicago.

April 6, 2016

Names, Faces, and Ideas: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Mohammad Akbarpour

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Discussion Section: Names, Faces, and Ideas

Chad Syverson

In this episode, Murphy gets concrete with Chad Syverson, the J. Baum Harris Professor of Economics at Chicago Booth, about how his engineering background influences his approach to economics, understanding the drivers of productivity, how it is measured, and what can be gleaned from past growth trends in predicting what may come.

April 6, 2016

Names, Faces, and Ideas: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Chad Syverson

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Discussion Section: Names, Faces, and Ideas

James J. Heckman

In this episode, Kevin Murphy speaks with James Heckman, the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and Nobel prize-winning expert in the role that human capital—particularly early childhood education—plays in the long-term outcomes of individuals. 

March 18, 2016

Names, Faces, and Ideas: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and James Heckman

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Discussion Section: Names, Faces, and Ideas

Benjamin Brooks

In this episode, Murphy talks with Benjamin Brooks, a Becker Friedman Institute Research Fellow specializing in cutting-edge game theory.
 

March 18, 2016

Names, Faces, and Ideas: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Benjamin Brooks

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Discussion Section: Names, Faces, and Ideas

Steven J. Davis

In this episode, Murphy talks with Steven Davis, William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics at Chicago Booth and expert in the intersection how government policy—or uncertainty over how policy might change in the future—can shape the labor market and the macroeconomy at large.

March 18, 2016

Names, Faces, and Ideas: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Steve Davis

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