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  • Oster on Pregnancy, Causation, and Expecting Better

    posted to EconTalk on Mon 7th Oct 13

    Emily Oster of the University of Chicago and author of Expecting Better talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book on pregnancy and the challenges of decision-making under uncertainty. Oster argues that many of the standard behavioral prescriptions

  • Tyler Cowen on Inequality, the Future, and Average is Over

    posted to EconTalk on Mon 30th Sep 13

    Tyler Cowen of George Mason University and blogger at Marginal Revolution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his latest book, Average is Over. Cowen takes a provocative look at how the growing power of artificial intelligence embodied in machines and

  • David Epstein on the Sports Gene

    posted to EconTalk on Mon 23rd Sep 13

    David Epstein, writer for ProPublica and author of The Sports Gene, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the book. Epstein discusses a number of the ideas in the book including what we have learned about the nature vs. nurture debate, the role of practice

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  • Taleb on Black Swans, Fragility, and Mistakes

    posted to EconTalk on Mon 3rd May 10

    Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his latest thoughts on robustness, fragility, debt, insurance, uncertainty, exercise, moral hazard, knowledge, and the challenges of fame and fortune.

  • Cowen on the Great Stagnation

    posted to EconTalk on Mon 14th Feb 11

    Tyler Cowen of George Mason University and author of the e-book The Great Stagnation talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book. Cowen argues that in the last four decades, the growth in prosperity for the average family has slowed dramatically

  • Roberts on the Crisis

    posted to EconTalk on Mon 17th May 10

    Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk, discusses his paper, "Gambling with Other People's Money: How Perverted Incentives Created the Financial Crisis." Roberts reflects on the past eighteen months of podcasts on the crisis, and then turns to his own take, a narrative

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  • The perils of pregnancy

    posted to Cafe Hayek on Mon 7th Oct 13

    Having a baby can cause a lot of stress. When Emily Oster got pregnant, she figured that when doctors told her to do x while she was pregnant or avoid y, they’d have good data to back it up. Not so. This week’s EconTalk is Emily Oster talking about

  • Sunday links: everythings an experiment

    posted to Abnormal Returns on Sun 6th Oct 13

    Quote of the dayMig Reyes, “When everythings an experiment, you shed the fear that comes with trying new things. Andthatsounds like a better way to grow and learn.” (37signals)Chart of the dayA sign that investors are getting way too bullish. (StockCharts

  • EconTalk this week

    posted to Anti-Dismal on Tue 1st Oct 13

    Tyler Cowen of George Mason University and blogger at Marginal Revolution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his latest book Average is Over. Cowen takes a provocative look at how the growing power of artificial intelligence embodied in machines