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29 July 2016

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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Steven Teles (Johns HopkinsPrison Break)

On The Glenn Show, Steve and Glenn revisit an earlier conversation about what’s wrong with economics—namely, that it’s too insular and overly focused on technique. But, to be fair, some contemporary research in development and behavioral economics defies this description. Steve gets meta and proposes a behavioral theory to account for these exceptions, and Glenn bemoans the field’s “intellectual infantilization.” Glenn holds up the career of Paul Samuelson as an example of how an academic discipline can be revolutionized. They close by worrying about the narrow ideological range of the president’s economic advisers.

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Recorded:Oct 25    Posted:Oct 26, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Oct 26, 2013 | Glenn Loury & Steven Teles

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