Econ Duel

Economics can explain many of life’s big questions. Problem is, it can sometimes provide multiple, even conflicting, answers. So which answers are the “right” ones? There’s only one way to find out: Econ Duel!

In this fun series from Marginal Revolution University, you’ll have a chance to hear from leading economic thinkers as they debate the big questions discussed in the news, in our schools, and around the dinner table.

We kick off the series with a debate over the question: Is education really about learning or more about signaling? 

You can listen to the entire Econ Duel series on SoundCloud or on iTunes

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Sumner vs. White on monetary policy Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 15:27
New Econ Duel: Will Machines Take Our Jobs? Friday, October 7, 2016 - 11:00
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Sumner vs. White on monetary policy

BY ON Tue, December 20, 2016

This week in Econ Duel, economists Scott Sumner and Larry White, who both focus

Cowen vs. Yglesias, plus Econ Duel now in podcast format

BY ON Tue, December 13, 2016

We’ve got a couple of course announcements for you.

New Econ Duel: Will Machines Take Our Jobs?

BY ON Fri, October 07, 2016

Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok on whether machines will take our jobs

New Econ Duel: Rent or Buy?

BY ON Tue, September 13, 2016

When it comes to your next move, should you rent or buy?

New Econ Duel: Does Fiscal Policy Work?

BY ON Wed, June 15, 2016

When it comes to fiscal policy, what actually works? That is, when the economy is in dire straights, what types of policies will reverse the trend?

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