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America’s Response to 9/11: Looking Back on 20 Years of Foreign Policy

Three writers with different approaches to foreign policy reflect on 20 years of America’s military response to 9/11. For more information on the speakers in this panel, please visit the event page here.

September 13, 2021

Valentin Bolotnyy on the Gender Pay Gap

Valentin Bolotnyy is an economist at Stanford University‚Äôs Hoover Institution. He works on topics across public and labor economics, often partnering with government agencies to improve public services and gain insight into social behavior. 

March 30, 2021

Casey Mulligan on the Book “You’re Hired! Untold Successes and Failures of a Populist President”

Casey B. Mulligan is an American economist and author. He is a Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. From 2018 to 2019 he served as the chief economist of the Council of Economic Advisors at The White House.

February 6, 2021

Tom Gilligan on Stakeholder Capitalism

Thomas W. Gilligan is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Gilligan served as the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution from the fall of 2015 through the fall of 2020.  He is a scholar in economics and political science.

November 18, 2020

Tyler Cowen on the Economics of Big Business, Progress, and Pandemics

Tyler Cowen is the Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University and serves as chairman and faculty director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

November 10, 2020

Glenn Loury on The Role of Universities in America’s Social Unrest Over Race and Inequality

Glenn Lowry is a Professor of Social Science and Economics at Brown University. Hear what Glenn Loury has to say about the role of universities in this matter. Watch the interview on YouTube:

October 21, 2020

Jennifer Doleac on the Criminal Justice System

Jennifer Doleac is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Justice Tech Lab at Texas A&M University. Hear what Jennifer Doleac has to say about the criminal justice system. Watch the interview on YouTube:

October 20, 2020

Jay Bhattacharya: COVID-19 Interview

Jay Battacharya is a Professor of Economics and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. Hear what Jay Bhattacharya, Professor, has to say about the pandemic at hand. Watch the interview on YouTube:

October 19, 2020

Emily Oster: COVID-19 Interview

Emily Oster is a Professor of Economics at Brown University. She holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard. Prior to being at Brown she was on the faculty at the University of Chicago Booth School. Hear what Emily Oster, Professor, has to say about the pandemic at hand. Watch the interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/J-ew7T4tx8A

September 9, 2020

Bryan Caplan: COVID-19 Interview

Bryan Caplan is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center and a professor of economics at George Mason University. He specializes in public economics, public choice, psychology and economics, public opinion, economics of the family and education, genoeconomics, and Austrian economics. Hear what Bryan Caplan, Research Fellow, has to say about the pandemic at hand. […]

September 9, 2020
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