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Discussion Section: Unpacking Policy Consequences

James J. Heckman

Human capital is an investment that pays dividends over lifetimes. In this episode, Murphy and James Heckman discuss the role of timing in human capital formation, and the importance of establishing a high skill base early in life to set citizens up to remain engaged and learning in the economy as they age.

May 6, 2016

Unpacking Policy Consequences: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and James Heckman

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Discussion Section: Names, Faces, and Ideas

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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