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The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense

Join us in person in the Crum Auditorium (in Rowling Hall 1.400) or via Zoom here Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 Parking: You can find paid parking in the Brazos Garage, the AT&T Hotel Garage, or any other garage or street parking. Dr. Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing […]

The Family Firm

A Policy@McCombs event with Emily Oster (Brown). In The Family Firm, Brown professor of economics and mom of two Emily Oster offers a classic business school framework for data-driven parents to think more deliberately about the key issues of the elementary years: school, health, extracurricular activities, and more. Unlike the hourly challenges of infant parenting, […]

The SARS2 Pandemic: Will Truth Prevail?

A Policy@McCombs Event with Scott Atlas. Scott W. Atlas, M.D. is the Robert Wesson Senior Fellow in health care policy at the Hoover Institution. Dr. Atlas investigates the impact of government and the private sector on access, quality, pricing, and innovation in health care and is a frequent policy advisor to government and industry leaders […]

Policy@McCombs Speaker List

Eric Winsberg, University of South Florida 2/14/22 Todd Zywicki, GMU Law School 2/17/22 Vance Ginn, Texas Public Policy Foundation 2/21/22 Scott Sumner, Mercatus Center 3/7/22 Scott Atlas, Hoover Institution 3/21/22 Emily Oster, Brown University 4/11/22 Panos Toulis, Chicago Booth 4/11/22

Moral Models: Crucial decisions in the age of computer simulation

Join us on Zoom here. Dr. Eric Winsberg, Professor of Philosophy at University of South Florida, is a widely recognized expert on scientific models, including the role of social and ethical values in the modelling process. In a 22-minute interview, Dr. Winsberg introduces scientific modelling by exploring its use in the COVID-19 pandemic, underscoring the social […]

The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy

A Policy@McCombs Event with Scott Sumner. Scott Sumner is the Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.  He is also Professor Emeritus at Bentley University and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. In his writing and research, Sumner specializes in monetary policy, the role of the international […]