77. Let People Prosper Show Episode #8 with University of Chicago Economist Dr. Casey B. Mulligan on the Redistribution Recession, Trump White House, and Current Economy
In the latest Let People Prosper show, I talk with Chicago economist Dr. Mulligan about why he chose economics, the Redistribution Recession, Trump White House in You're Hired, and the current economy
I had the pleasure of having a 55-minute delightful conversation with University of Chicago economist Dr. Casey B. Mulligan who has been a champion of researching issues related to price theory, implicit marginal income taxes, and more to better account for tradeoffs. We discuss why he chose economics, his books (The Redistribution Recession and You’re Hired), the current economy, and more throughout this interview.
It was a pleasure to interview one of my favorite economists who has transformed the economics profession and the world in many ways to better let people prosper. Below is Dr. Mulligan’s bio which includes many achievements. Watch the interview or listen to it below.
“Casey B. Mulligan, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993. He has also served as Chief Economist of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and as a visiting professor teaching public economics at Harvard University, Clemson University, and the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. He is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, and the Population Research Center.
Casey has received awards and fellowships from the Manhattan Institute, the National Science Foundation, Wolfram Research, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation, and the John M. Olin Foundation. His research covers capital and labor taxation, the gender wage gap, health economics, Social Security, voting, and the economics of aging.
Mulligan has written widely on discrepancies between economic analysis and conventional wisdom. Before You're Hired!, he wrote Chicago Price Theory, Side Effects and Complications, The Redistribution Recession, and Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality. He has also written numerous op-eds and blog entries for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the Chicago Tribune, blogsupplyanddemand.com, and other blogs and periodicals. Follow him on Parler or Twitter at @caseybmulligan.”
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