1 hr 2 min

From Commons to Coase and Beyond, With Steven Medema The Answer Is Transaction Costs

    • Social Sciences

What if understanding the hidden costs in every transaction could revolutionize how we see economics? Stephen Medema of Duke University opens up about his academic pivot from computational tax policy to the history of economic thought, weaving in tales of detective-like intrigue and the thrill of uncovering the makers and movers behind economic theories.Beginning with John R. Commons' critical insights, and moving through Ronald Coase's focus on transaction costs as the critical differe...

What if understanding the hidden costs in every transaction could revolutionize how we see economics? Stephen Medema of Duke University opens up about his academic pivot from computational tax policy to the history of economic thought, weaving in tales of detective-like intrigue and the thrill of uncovering the makers and movers behind economic theories.Beginning with John R. Commons' critical insights, and moving through Ronald Coase's focus on transaction costs as the critical differe...

1 hr 2 min