Russ Roberts

January 2009

A Monthly Archive (4 entries)
 

Roberts (and Hanson) on Truth and Economics

EconTalk Episode with Russ Roberts
Hosted by Russ Roberts

EconTalk host Russ Roberts talks about the role of empirical evidence and bias in economics and why economists disagree. Roberts talks about how his interviews with various economists at EconTalk have forced him to reassess the role of empirical evidence in various debates in economics and economic policy. Roberts is joined by Robin Hanson of George Mason University for counterpoint and therapeutic advice for those uneasy about the scientific or non-scientific nature of economics.

Size: 34.1 MB
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Eric Raymond on Hacking, Open Source, and the Cathedral and the Bazaar

EconTalk Episode with Eric Raymond
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Eric Raymond, author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book--why open source software development has been so successful, the culture of open source, under what conditions open source is likely to thrive and not to thrive, and the Hayekian nature of the open source process. The conversation closes with a discussion of net neutrality.

Size: 30.8 MB
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Fazzari on Keynesian Economics

EconTalk Episode with Steve Fazzari
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Steve Fazzari, of Washington University in St. Louis, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Keynesian economics. Fazzari talks about the paradox of thrift, makes the case for a government stimulus plan, and weighs the empirical evidence for a Keynesian worldview.

Size: 30.2 MB
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Boettke on the Austrian Perspective on Business Cycles and Monetary Policy

EconTalk Episode with Pete Boettke
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Peter Boettke, of George Mason University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Austrian perspective on business cycles, monetary policy and the current state of the economy.

Size: 29.5 MB
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