Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy

Recent Episodes

Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy, Featuring Nancy Stokey

Unpacking Policy Consequences

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

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, Lars Peter Hansen, Steve Levitt

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

February 20, 2019
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Malani concludes this discussion on the economics of health care by offering an approach to health care provision that includes risk rating for individuals, long-term contracts with incentives, and premium insurance for the sick and poor.

July 17, 2018

Economic Analysis of Healthcare, Part 4: What’s a Sensible Approach?

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Malani discusses the possibility of creating long-term health contracts to help smooth out costs over the long term, and the legal complexities that would develop if such contracts were put into place.

July 17, 2018

Economic Analysis of Healthcare, Part 3 - Differentiation Based on Qualities Other Than Age

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