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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

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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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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Alex Tabarrok on Innovation 12/26/2011

Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his new book, Launching the Innovation Renaissance. Tabarrok argues that innovation in the United States is being held back by patent law, the legal system, and immigration policies. He then suggests how these might be improved to create a better climate for …

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Alex Tabarrok on Innovation 12/26/2011

Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his new book, Launching the Innovation Renaissance. Tabarrok argues that innovation in the United States is being held back by patent law, the legal system, and immigration policies. He then suggests how these might be improved to create a better climate for innovation that would lead to higher productivity and a higher standard of living. https://www.econtalk.org/tabarrok-on-innovation/

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The Economics of Medical Malpractice with Alex Tabarrok 5/30/2006

Russ Roberts and Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University talk about medical malpractice, why insurance premiums vary by state, price gouging by insurance companies, the politics of being a judge and an idea for a new TV show using a tried-and-true formula: American Victim. http://www.econtalk.org/the-economics-of-medical-malpractice/

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The Economics of Medical Malpractice with Alex Tabarrok 5/30/2006

Russ Roberts and Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University talk about medical malpractice, why insurance premiums vary by state, price gouging by insurance companies, the politics of being a judge and an idea for a new TV show using a tried-and-true formula: American Victim. http://www.econtalk.org/the-economics-of-medical-malpractice/

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Alex Tabarrok on Innovation and the Baumol Effect

My guest for this episode is Alex Tabarrok, the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center and Professor of Economics at George Mason University, blogger at Marginalrevolution.com, co-founder of Marginal Revolution University and co-author with Eric Helland of “Why Are The Prices So Damn High?” which is short, free book and which …

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