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Alex Tabarrok

Alex Tabarrok is Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a professor of economics at George Mason University. He specializes in patent-system reform, the effectiveness of bounty hunters compared to the police, how judicial elections bias judges, and how local poverty rates impact trial decisions by juries. He also examines methods for increasing the supply of human organs for transplant, the regulation of pharmaceuticals by the FDA, and voting systems.

Videos by Alex Tabarrok

How to Boost Innovation: The Good Fight with Yascha Mounk (Alex Tabarrok)

This episode was first released on August 14, 2021. Alex Tabarrok is a professor of economics and co-author, with Tyler Cowen, of the blog Marginal Revolution. A strident critic of institutional failure during the pandemic, Tabarrok has applied his libertarian perspective to a wide range of topics, including public health, regulation and the law, criminal justice, and entrepreneurship.

In this week’s conversation, Alex Tabarrok and Yascha Mounk discuss the failure of American institutions to respond to COVID-19, the cost of insufficient economic innovation, and the possibility of building a more agile and resilient American society.

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Website: http://www.persuasion.community

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George Mason Prof. Alex Tabarrok, PhD at Unlocking Vaccines 2021: Open-Source Vaccine Summit

Dr. Alex Tabarrok is Professor at George Mason University in Virginia, and the Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center, a libertarian, non-profit, free-market-oriented research, education, and outreach think tank. Dr. Tabarrok has advocated for accelerated vaccine testing and rollout, and has testified on vaccine policy before the U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee.

Dr. Tabarrok’s work can be found at:
https://mason.gmu.edu/~atabarro/
https://economics.gmu.edu/people/atabarro
https://asp.mercatus.org/scholars/alexander-tabarrok
https://alextabarrok.com/
Twitter: @ATabarrok

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COVID-19 has revealed the importance of lowering barriers to vaccine development and deployment

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Alex Tabarrok: Fractional Dosing Vaccine, Libertarianism in COVID, and the Great Tech Stagnation

Alex Tabarrok is Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and a professor of economics at George Mason University. Along with Tyler Cowen, he is the co-author of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution and co-founder of Marginal Revolution University. He is the author of numerous academic papers in the fields of law and economics, criminology, regulatory policy, voting theory and other areas in political economy. He is co-author with Tyler of Modern Principles of Economics, a widely used introductory textbook. He gave a TED talk in 2009. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. It is not an exaggeration to say that he and Tyler Cowen wield an enormous influence over the

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Discussing Patent Laws and Vaccines with Alex Tabarrok

Alex Tabarrok joins Anirudh Burman to discuss if the existing law on patents is affecting India’s ability to vaccinate its citizens. As India battles a devastating second wave of Covid-19, many advocate for a waiver of intellectual property rights on coronavirus vaccines. However, some argue that this might be an incomplete solution; on its own, a TRIPS waiver would do little to alleviate the problem. In this episode, we understand the logic behind the proposal for the TRIPS waiver, and what must be done to globally increase vaccine supplies.

Alex Tabarrok holds the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and is a professor of economics at George Mason University. Anirudh Burman is an associate fellow at Carnegie India.

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Patents are Not the Problem! by

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Dominant Assurance Contracts | Alex Tabarrok, George Mason University

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Alex Tabarrok, George Mason University
Dominant Assurance Contracts to Innovate Our Way Out of Market-failures
Alex Tabarrok is the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and the professor of economics at George Mason University. He is also a research fellow with the Mercatus Center. He is also the co-founder (with Tyler Cowen) of Marginal Revolution University: An Online Platform for Learning Economics and the author or editor of a number of books including the introductory economics textbooks, Modern Principles. He is an advisor to firms especially but not exclusively in the blockchain space including LBRY, Wireline and Elrond and TEAL among

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Conversations With The Browser: Alex Tabarrok And Bill Emmott

Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of The Economist and now co-director of the Global Commission for Post-Pandemic Policy, talks with Alex Tabarrok, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and co-author of the blog Marginal Revolution, about lessons learned from the pandemic so far & how societies can prepare for pandemics in future.

Alex’s blog: https://marginalrevolution.com/

Bill’s homepage: http://billemmott.com/

Global Commission for Post-Pandemic Policy: https://globalcommissionforpostpandemicpolicy.org/

Conversations With The Browser is a weekly series of Zooms giving an opportunity for relaxed discussion with special guests, hosted by the world’s most admired curation newsletter; visit https://thebrowser.com/conversations/

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The Meat Market – Alex Tabarrok

Currently, most donor organs come from patients officially pronounced brain dead. Short- ages of donors—and the thousands of people who die each year waiting for transplants—have led many in the medical community and the federal government to advocate a more aggressive practice: donation after cardiac death (DCD) rather than after brain death. Some question the ethics of such “organ harvesting,” particularly if done in the high-pressure, fast-paced environment of hospital intensive care units and emergency rooms. The fact remains, however, that more than 100,000 people are now waiting for transplant surgeries. According to official government statistics, this number is rising faster than the number of available donors. The overwhelming majority of these patients need kidneys (86,142),

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Alex Tabarrok – Prizes, Prices, and Public Goods | The Lunar Society #9

I ask Alex Tabarrok about the Grand Innovation Prize, the Baumol effect, and Dominant Assurance Contracts.

Alex Tabarrok is a professor of economics at George Mason University and with Tyler Cowen a founder of the online education platform http://MRU.org.

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Alex Tabarrok’s and Tyler Cowen’s excellent blog: https://marginalrevolution.com/

00:00 Intro
00:34 Grand Innovation Prize
08:45 Prizes vs grants
14:10 Baumol effect
27:50 On Bryan Caplan’s case against education
31:35 Scaling education online
48:50 Declining research productivity
52:15 Dominant Assurance Contracts
58:40 Future of governance
1:04:05 On Robin Hanson’s Futarchy
1:06:02 Beating Adam Smith

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Words of wisdom from Alex Tabarrok

Explain : Alex Tabarrok ‘s Wisdom Quotes [Alex Tabarrok is a Canadian-American economist. With Tyler Cowen, he co-authors the economics blog Marginal Revolution. Tabarrok and Cowen have also ventured into online education with Marginal Revolution University.]

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Words of wisdom from Alex Tabarrok

Explain : Alex Tabarrok ‘s Wisdom Quotes
[Alex Tabarrok is a Canadian-American economist. With Tyler Cowen, he co-authors the economics blog Marginal Revolution. Tabarrok and Cowen have also ventured into online education with Marginal Revolution University.]

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Alex Tabarrok Bonus Segment

This is the bonus segment for the Alex Tabarrok podcast that aired on Monday, April 13 and can be found here https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/macromusings

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Alex Tabarrok on Private Cities 1/26/2015

Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a recent paper Tabarrok co-authored with Shruti Rajagopalan on Gurgaon, a city in India that until recently had little or no municipal government. The two discuss the successes and failures of this private city, the tendency to romanticize the outcomes of market …

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Alex Tabarrok on Private Cities 1/26/2015

Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a recent paper Tabarrok co-authored with Shruti Rajagopalan on Gurgaon, a city in India that until recently had little or no municipal government. The two discuss the successes and failures of this private city, the tendency to romanticize the outcomes of market and government action, and the potential for private cities to meet growing demand for urban living in India and China. https://www.econtalk.org/alex-tabarrok-on-private-cities/

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The effects of air pollution on health and productivity | In conversation with Prof. Alex Tabarrok

How does pollution affect productivity? What is the effect it has on health? Is pollution a human capital issue? Watch as Alex Tabarrok, Professor of Economics at George Mason University gives an overview of how recent studies on the effects of air pollution addresses these questions, in this short video, on the sidelines of a development seminar that expands on these studies and their methodologies.

Prof. Tabarrok’s research focuses on the topics of health economics, alternative political institutions and empirical law and economics. He and Tyler Cowen co-founded the Marginal Revolution University: An Online Platform for learning economics. He is also the co-author of ‘Modern Principles of Economics’, and author of the recent e-book, ‘Launching the Innovation Renaissance.’

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