Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy

Recent Episodes

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

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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In this episode, Murphy and Malani discuss the adverse selection that occurs when all people are required to get insurance and pay the same rates, regardless of their health status.

July 17, 2018

Discussion Section: Economic Analysis of Healthcare, Part 2 - Challenges with Community Rating

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Murphy and Malani broadly describe and discuss the primary impact of the ACA on health care provision, as well as legislative attempts to roll back growth in Medicaid expenditures.

July 17, 2018

Discussion Section: Economic Analysis of Health Insurance, Part 1 - ACA / Obamacare

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According to Malani, when determining the value of medical technologies, including drugs, it is also important to consider the value of technology for healthy individuals who also stand to benefit.

July 17, 2018

Discussion Section: The Economics of Innovation, Part 2 - Recent Work on Risk and Health

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