Unpacking Policy Consequences

What do economists bring to the table when it comes to evaluating public policy and the outcomes that flow from government action?

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Edward P. Lazear

When an economist goes to Washington, what does he bring to the table? In this final of a three-part interview, Edward Lazear reflects on his time on the Council of Economic Advisers and talks to Kevin Murphy about how it informed his academic interests in the years that followed.

September 28, 2016

Unpacking Policy Consequences: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Ed Lazear Part 3

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Discussion Section: Unpacking Policy Consequences

Edward P. Lazear

When an economist goes to Washington, what does he bring to the table? In this second part of a three-part interview, Edward Lazear reflects on his time on the Council of Economic Advisers and talks to Kevin Murphy about how it informed his academic interests in the years that followed. 

September 26, 2016

Unpacking Policy Consequences: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Ed Lazear, Part 2

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Discussion Section: Unpacking Policy Consequences

Edward P. Lazear

When an economist goes to Washington, what does he bring to the table? In this first of a three-part interview, Edward Lazear reflects on his time on the Council of Economic Advisers and talks to Kevin Murphy about how it informed his academic interests in the years that followed.

September 23, 2016

Unpacking Policy Consequences: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Ed Lazear Part 1

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Discussion Section: Unpacking Policy Consequences

Steven J. Davis

How does the regulatory environment shape business behavior? In this episode, Murphy talks with Steven Davis, about the volumes and volumes of federal regulatory code and how compliance with their commandments becomes a barrier to entry by new businesses.

May 6, 2016

Unpacking Policy Consequences: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Steve Davis

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Discussion Section: Unpacking Policy Consequences

José A. Scheinkman

When a policy change is made, what will the new normal look like? In this episode, Murphy and José Scheinkman (Columbia University and Princeton University) talk about how economic insight into incentives and equilibrium can explain some unexpected consequences of drug policy changes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

May 6, 2016

Unpacking Policy Consequences: Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy and Jose Scheinkman

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