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12 June 2024

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Glenn Loury (Manhattan InstituteBrown University) and Steven Teles (Johns Hopkins, Niskanen Center)

On The Glenn Show, Steve and Glenn begin with small talk about the government shutdown, and then launch into a vigorous debate on the current state of economics as an academic discipline. Steve uses history and politics to explain why economics in America has become so highly technical and narrowly focused, but Glenn pushes back. Is there beauty in the mathematical rigor of American economics? Can we learn anything from the refutation of certain economic ideas? They conclude by reviewing the methods that economists have borrowed from medical researchers.

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Recorded:Dec 31    Posted:Oct 12, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Oct 12, 2013 | Glenn Loury & Steven Teles

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