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Have economists had too much influence on policy?

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Interesting debate: Proponents of free-market economics argue that it has helped lift millions out of poverty and enhance economic growth. Others suggest that an overabundance of free-market policies has fueled inequality and had other negative consequences, both for the economy and society. Have economists had too strong a hand in policy making? On this episode of The Big Question, host Hal Weitzman moderates a discussion of that question with Chicago Booth’s Robert H. Topel and Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago’s Michael Greenstone, and the New York Times’ Binyamin Appelbaum. This entry was posted on July 29, 2020 at 11:17 am and is filed under Economics - macro, micro etc, Financial Markets/ Finance. You can follow any

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Interesting debate:

Proponents of free-market economics argue that it has helped lift millions out of poverty and enhance economic growth. Others suggest that an overabundance of free-market policies has fueled inequality and had other negative consequences, both for the economy and society. Have economists had too strong a hand in policy making? On this episode of The Big Question, host Hal Weitzman moderates a discussion of that question with Chicago Booth’s Robert H. Topel and Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago’s Michael Greenstone, and the New York Times’ Binyamin Appelbaum.

Amol Agrawal
I am currently pursuing my PhD in economics. I have work-ex of nearly 10 years with most of those years spent figuring economic research in Mumbai’s financial sector.

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