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Best Mercatus Center at George Mason University podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Mercatus Center at George Mason University podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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The Hayek Program Podcast includes audio from lectures, interviews, and discussions of scholars and visitors from the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The F. A. Hayek Program is devoted to the promotion of teaching and research on the institutional arrangements that are suitable for the support of free and prosperous societies. Implicit in this statement is the presumption that those arrangements ...
 
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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke talks with Alain Marciano on the details of his ongoing work in the James Buchanan archives. Discover the joys and challenges of archival research as they discuss how the archives add a new dimension to Buchanan’s persona and what clues they give into his thought and process. Additionally,…
 
Paul Romer makes his second appearance to discuss the failings of economics, how his mass testing plan for COVID-19 would work, what aspects of epidemiology concern him, how the FDA is slowing a better response, his ideas for reopening schools and Major League Baseball, where he agrees with Weyl’s test plan, why charter cities need a new name, what…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Christopher Coyne interviews Anja Shortland on her book "Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business." Listen as they unpack the many puzzles of kidnapping, such as which incentives influence the perpetrators, how a powerful private governance system has ordered the negotiation and transaction process, why most …
 
Adam Tooze is best known for his highly-regarded books on the economic history of Nazi Germany, the remaking of the global economic and political order starting in World War I, and his account of how the economic effects of the 2008 financial crisis rippled across the globe for a decade to follow. Recently, he’s become an influential voice on Twitt…
 
Glen Weyl is an economist, researcher, and founder of RadicalXChange. He recently co-authored a paper that sets forth an ambitious strategy to respond to the crisis and mitigate long-term damage to the economy through a regime of testing, tracing, and supported isolation. In his estimation the benefit-cost ratio is ten to one, with costs equal to a…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke interviews Hayek Program Emeritus Distinguished Senior Fellow, Karen Vaughn, on academic entrepreneurship. Dr. Vaughn recounts her role in the early days of George Mason University's Economics Department and the creation of its PhD program in Economics. She also discusses James Buchanan’s …
 
Accuracy is only one of the things we want from forecasters, says Philip Tetlock, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and co-author of Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction. People also look to forecasters for ideological assurance, entertainment, and to minimize regret–such as that caused by not taking a global pandemic ser…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke interviews Hayek Program Emeritus Distinguished Senior Fellow, Karen Vaughn, on her career as an Austrian economist. During the conversation she tells of how she became interested in Austrian economics, recounts her work on the socialist calculation debate, and proposes ways for contempora…
 
When Tyler requested an interview with novelist Emily St. John Mandel, he didn’t expect that reality would have in some ways become an eerie mirror of her latest books. And Emily didn’t expect that it’d be boosting sales: “Why would anybody in their right mind want to read Station Eleven during a pandemic?” she wondered to Tyler. Her reaction was p…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Jayme Lemke sits down with Hayek Program Emeritus Distinguished Senior Fellow Karen Vaughn to discuss her career as a woman in the field of economics as both a professor and department chair at George Mason University. Dr. Vaughn recounts her experiences balancing the responsibilities of being both a sc…
 
For Ross Douthat, decadence isn’t necessarily a moral judgement, but a technical label for a state that societies tend to enter—and one that is perhaps much more normal than the dynamism Americans have come to take for granted. In his new book, he outlines the cultural, economic, political, and demographic trends that threaten to leave us to wallow…
 
Tyler and Russ Roberts joined forces for a special livestreamed conversation on COVID-19, including how both are adjusting to social isolation, private versus public responses to the pandemic, the challenge of reforming scrambled organization capital, the implications for Trump’s reelection, appropriate fiscal and monetary responses, bailouts, inno…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Lawrence H. White and David Beckworth discuss the legacy and work of Allan H. Meltzer as laid out in a recent book edited by Beckworth, "Reflections on Allan H. Meltzer’s Contributions to Monetary Economics and Public Policy." During the conversation, they covered the details of Meltzer's life as an eco…
 
Who can you ask about the Great American Songbook, the finer Jell-O flavors, and peculiar languages like Saramaccan all while expecting the same kind of fast, thoughtful, and energetic response? Listeners of Lexicon Valley might hazard a guess: John McWhorter. A prominent academic linguist, he’s also highly regarded for his podcast and popular writ…
 
On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke discusses his latest book, "Public Governance and the Classical-Liberal Perspective", with Eileen Norcross, the Vice President of Policy Research and a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center. During the conversation, Peter Boettke and Eileen Norcross touch upon the main themes of pu…
 
Why is Garett Jones willing to write books about risky topics like the case for reducing democratic accountability? Is it the iconoclastic Mason econ culture? Supportive colleagues like Tyler? Those help, but what ultimately gives Garett peace of mind is that he’ll never have to go hungry because he has a broad and deep knowledge of econometric too…
 
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