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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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Discussion Section: Labor, Jobs, and the Modern Economy

Erik Hurst

In part 2, Hurst and Murphy delve into how the data supports the story of how theconstruction boom masked a decline in manufacturing over the past decade, anddiscuss why a solid theory has roots in empirical evidence.

June 10, 2016

Labor, Jobs, and the Modern Economy: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Erik Hurst, Part 2

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Discussion Section: Labor, Jobs, and the Modern Economy

Steven J. Davis

In conversation with Kevin Murphy, Steve Davis recounts his work to measure the rate at which jobs disappear, what causes firms to shed jobs,  and what forces in the economy work to make it easier or harder for the unemployed to find new work with better performing firms.

May 31, 2016

Labor, Jobs, and the Modern Economy: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Steve Davis

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Discussion Section: Labor, Jobs, and the Modern Economy

James J. Heckman

Human capital is capital you take home with you at the end of the shift. Kevin Murphy and James Heckman discuss the spillovers into the household that human capital brings with it from the labor market, and how those shape inequality of outcomes.

May 31, 2016

Labor, Jobs, and the Modern Economy: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and James Heckman

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Discussion Section: Labor, Jobs, and the Modern Economy

Erik Hurst

Erik Hurst and Kevin Murphy discuss the interaction of the decline of U.S. manufacturing jobs and the collapse of the housing market, and how the two events have shaped the employment outcomes for workers in these fields.

May 31, 2016

Labor, Jobs, and the Modern Economy: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Erik Hurst, Part 1

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