Russ Roberts

The Economics of Medical Malpractice

EconTalk Episode with Alex Tabarrok
Hosted by Russ Roberts
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Russ Roberts and Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University talk about medical malpractice, why insurance premiums vary by state, price gouging by insurance companies, the politics of being a judge and an idea for a new TV show using a tried-and-true formula: American Victim.

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Readings and Links related to this podcast

Podcast Readings
  • Medical Malpractice Awards, Insurance, and Negligence: Which Are Related? Tabarrok, Alex and Amanda Agan. 2006. Manhattan Institute, Civil Justice Report, No. 10.
  • Judge and Jury: American Tort Law on Trial Tabarrok, Alexander and E. Helland. 2006. Oakland, CA. The Independent Institute.
  • Life-Saving Incentives: Consequences, costs and solutions to the organ shortage. Library of Economics and Liberty. Tabarrok, Alex. 2004.
  • Understanding medical malpractice insurance: A primer. Mello, Michelle M. 2006. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Research Synthesis Report No. 8.
  • Insurance, Richard Zeckhauser
  • Health Care Celebrity Death-Match, EconLog entry by Arnold Kling on health care debate between Russ Roberts and John Irons.
  • Marginal Revolution, blog by Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen
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