Have economists had too much influence on policy?

Mar 09, 2020

Sections Economics

Proponents of free-market economics argue that it has helped lift millions out of poverty and enhance economic growth. Others suggest that an overabundance of free-market policies has fueled inequality and had other negative consequences, both for the economy and society. Have economists had too strong a hand in policy making? On this episode of The Big Question, host Hal Weitzman moderates a discussion of that question with Chicago Booth’s Robert H. Topel and Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago’s Michael Greenstone, and the New York TimesBinyamin Appelbaum.