Political Economy

What are the best economic policies for advancing human welfare? Should markets be regulated by the state? Or should we trust that individuals’ self-interest will lead to the best outcomes? How ought wealth and power be distributed, both nationally and internationally? These are some of the questions we tackle in this series generously sponsored by an anonymous donor.

Political Economy

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Repugnant Markets: Should Everything Be For Sale?

Alvin E. Roth, The Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics, Stanford University Repugnant Markets

Radical Markets: Solutions for a Gilded Age?

Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New England Radical Ideas about Markets

Foreign Aid – or Injury?

John Welborn, Dartmouth College Why Should We Give Foreign Aid?