Econ Duel Announcements

By Meg Gilliland On Tue, December 20, 2016

This week in Econ Duel, economists Scott Sumner and Larry White, who both focus on monetary theory and policy, are taking on Fiat Money vs. the Gold Standard.

You may have seen the gold standard discussed in the news lately. It was abandoned by most countries, including the United States, during the 20th century. But it retains loyal supporters.

By Meg Gilliland On Tue, December 13, 2016

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

First, if you’ve been itching to listen to Econ Duel as a podcast, now you can! Head on over to Soundcloud or iTunes to subscribe and check out the latest episode.

By Meg Gilliland On Fri, October 7, 2016

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

By Meg Gilliland On Tue, September 13, 2016

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

By Meg Gilliland 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?

The answer? Well, that's for you to decide after watching Marginal Revolution University's newest Econ Duel!

Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok go over the basics -- government spending vs. tax cuts -- and much more. Check out the video, channel your inner economist, and let us know what you think in the comments.