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Brian Albrecht, Josh Hendrickson, and guests ponder price theory, past and present

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Brian Albrecht, Josh Hendrickson, and guests ponder price theory, past and present

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    Christopher Brunt | Medicare Pricing, Supplier Induced Demand, and Doctors' Incentives

    Christopher Brunt | Medicare Pricing, Supplier Induced Demand, and Doctors' Incentives

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    Welcome to Episode 13 of the Economic Forces Podcast! We interview Christopher Brunt, Shirley & Philip Solomons Endowed Chair, Professor of Economics at Georgia Southern. We talk about health economics, especially supplier-induced demand, Medicare pricing, and how administered prices distort incentives for doctors.
    Chris’s Research
    * CPT fee differentials and visit upcoding under Medicare Part B
    * Pricing distortions in medicare's physician fee schedule and patient satisfaction with care quality and access


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    • 50 min
    Brian Albrecht and Josh Hendrickson | What is Price Theory?

    Brian Albrecht and Josh Hendrickson | What is Price Theory?

    You are listening to the Economic Forces Podcast, a free weekly newsletter on economics, especially price theory, without the politics. You can support our newsletter by signing up at pricetheory.substack.com

    Welcome to Episode 12 of the Economic Forces Podcast! We change things up by having a conversation between us about “what is price theory?” We point to a few central themes: exchange, competition is everywhere, opportunity costs, the value of simple models, and markets clear somehow.

    Previous Newsletters Discussed

    Josh: Those Pesky Transaction Costs

    Brian: Markets Must Become Competitive

    Brian on why monopolies must compete

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    • 58 min
    Carola Binder | Inflation Expectations, Measurement and Causes

    Carola Binder | Inflation Expectations, Measurement and Causes

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    Welcome to Episode 11 of the Economic Forces Podcast! We interview Carola Binder, Associate Professor of Economics at Haverford College. We talk about Carola’s work on inflation expectations, what drives it, and how we measure it. We also cover consumer sentiment, political pressure on central banks, and NGDP targeting.
    Carola’s Research
    * Stuck in the Seventies: Gas Prices and Consumer Sentiment
    * Political Pressure on Central Banks
    Recent Newsletters on Inflation
    * Josh on Inflation and Relative Prices
    * Brian on Is Inflation Demand or Supply Driven?
    * Josh on Inflation and Time
    * Brian on Is Concentration Driving Inflation?
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    • 49 min
    Mark Koyama and Jared Rubin | How the World Became Rich

    Mark Koyama and Jared Rubin | How the World Became Rich

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    Welcome to Episode 10 of the Economic Forces Podcast! We interview Mark Koyama and Jared Rubin about their new book, "How the World Became Rich." We talk about why England grew more than the Dutch, what role institutions and culture play, the modern approaches to economic history, and the need for more price theory in economic history.
    Buy their book here.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Garrett Scott | Airline Pricing, Refunds, and the Role of Price Discrimination

    Garrett Scott | Airline Pricing, Refunds, and the Role of Price Discrimination

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    Welcome to Episode 9 of the Economic Forces Podcast! We interview Garrett Scott about his job market paper "Screening with Refunds: Evidence from the Airline Industry." We discuss what makes airline pricing unique, especially the regulation and uncertainty involved, and the impact of price discrimination through refunds on the level of efficiency within the airline market.
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    Henry Thompson | Mafia Courts and Contracting without the Law

    Henry Thompson | Mafia Courts and Contracting without the Law

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    Welcome to Episode 8 of the Economic Forces Podcast! We interview Henry Thompson about his paper "Costa Nostra Courts." We discuss how the Mafia used this ingenious court system to protect its secrecy and enforce agreements that could not be written down as contracts.
    Cosa Nostra Courts: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/6165b74a4cd40d5293c28c99/t/61ac144aee1b8d04e4a89207/1638667339483/Thompson_GMU_JMP.pdf
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    • 57 min

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