Russ Roberts

December 2007

A Monthly Archive (4 entries)
 

Duggan on Strategic Intuition

EconTalk Episode with William Duggan
Hosted by Russ Roberts

William Duggan, professor of management at Columbia Business School at Columbia University, talks about his latest book, Strategic Intuition. Duggan critiques traditional methods of strategy and planning and suggests that the opportunism and adaptability are more productive detailed plans. He also discusses the nature of intuition and creativity along with insights into how the brain works to better understand problem-solving.

Size: 25.5 MB
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Karol Boudreaux on Property Rights and Incentives in Africa

EconTalk Episode with Karol Boudreaux
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Karol Boudreaux, Senior Research Fellow at George Mason University's Mercatus Center, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her field work and research in Rwanda and South Africa. In Rwanda, she studied how a change in incentives and property rights for coffee farmers has allowed the coffee bean growers to improve quality and prosper. In South Africa's Langa Township, she looked at how renters were allowed to become homeowners and how the ability to own changed their lives.

Size: 27.7 MB
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Boettke on Austrian Economics

EconTalk Episode with Pete Boettke
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Pete Boettke, of George Mason University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the origins and tenets of Austrian economics. This is a wonderful introduction to how the so-called Austrian economists look at the world and how they continue to influence economics today.

Size: 35.7 MB
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Munger on Fair Trade and Free Trade

EconTalk Episode with Mike Munger
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Munger.jpgMike Munger, frequent guest and longtime Econlib contributor, speaks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about fair trade coffee and free trade agreements. Does the premium for fair trade coffee end up in the hands of the grower? What economic forces might stop that from happening? They discuss the business strategy of using higher wages as a marketing strategy to attract concerned consumers. They turn to the issue of free trade agreements. If the ideal situation is open borders to foreign products, is it still worthwhile to negotiate bilateral and multilateral agreements that requires delays, exemptions and a bureaucracy to enforce? What is the cost of including environmental and various labor market regulations in these agreements?

Size: 27.0 MB
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