Articles & Blogs, Category = Interviews

Why We Need Diversity and Pluralism in Economics

“In a series of interviews—part of our larger series ‘Diversity and Pluralism in Economics: Problems and Solutions‘—we explore different opinions about diversity in economics and its interaction with pluralism. We start with a first round of interviews with Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Claudia Goldin, and Maria Cristina Marcuzzo. […] All three respondents think that a greater presence of women and members of ethnic minorities in economics would enrich the range of research perspectives in the field. But they have different views on what pluralism is and means to economics and diversity.”

Wall Street and the Behavioral Science of Making Culture Ethical

Ethical Systems recently caught up with Engler to hear how he sees the way behavioral science can help organizations, particularly in the financial sector, assess and reform their cultures to make them more ethical. Engler published a book on this topic a couple of months ago, titled Remaking Culture on Wall Street: A Behavioral Science Approach for Building Trust from the Bottom Up.

Free Exchange: Paul Collier on the Future of Capitalism

“This week’s guest on Free Exchange, the CapX podcast, is Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. […] His latest book, The Future of Capitalism, deals with what he thinks has gone wrong not in a failed African state, but here in the West. And he thinks our political and economic system isn’t living up to the promises we make about it.”

Can the Free Market End Global Poverty? Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz vs. NYU’s William Easterly

A staggering reduction in global poverty occurred over the last four decades. Across the planet, developing countries large and small, from India to Ghana, have seen astonishing successes in alleviating poverty, exceeding even the most optimistic economic forecasts.

Two of the world’s best-known development economists, Joseph Stiglitz and William Easterly debate how this extraordinary shift happened and whether poor countries need more free markets, or more government.

A Radical Plan to Fix Inequality Is Making Waves with Its Many Moral Dilemmas

“What if everything was for sale? What if you had to name a price for everything you owned and be willing to sell it if a buyer matched your offer? And you couldn’t cheat by overestimating the price to keep your property because your taxes would be based on the value you chose. It’s enough to make even the most ardent believers in free markets squirm a little. But a system like this is at the heart of […] Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society.

The Psychological Mechanisms behind the Workings of the Invisible Hand

Part 3 of 4 in series "'Good Markets' book interviews"

What economist and business ethicist Johan Graafland likes about The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) by philosopher and economist Adam Smith, is that it displays an enormous understanding of human nature and that he makes you reconsider your point of view times and again. A book interview.

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