Russell Roberts – When All Economics Is Political (August 25, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.)

August 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Dr. Roberts will be joining us by Skype. Please be on time

Russell Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Roberts hosts the weekly podcast EconTalk–hour-long conversations with authors, economists, and business leaders. Past guests include Milton Friedman, Nassim Taleb, Christopher Hitchens, Marc Andreessen, Joseph Stiglitz, and John Bogle. EconTalk was named podcast of the year in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Over 425 episodes are available at and on iTunes at no charge.

His two rap videos on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek, created with filmmaker John Papola, have had more than seven million views on YouTube, been subtitled in eleven languages, and are used in high school and college classrooms around the world.

Far too many years ago, Russ and I worked for Professor Jim Heckman. Russ was a doctoral student and I was a computer programmer who implemented econometric models.

In part of a private email to me, Russ wrote:

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We went to Madison b/c Jim was spending the summer or semester there. Two seater plane. I looked around the cockpit and asked you how we kept from running into other planes. You said we kept our eyes open.

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This should be one great presentation!


So, folks, keep your eyes open for a great speaker!