True Genius: Kevin Murphy wins MacArthur “Genius” Award

...I’ve had the chance to meet a lot of smart people in my life. Without question, Kevin Murphy is the smartest of them all. Not only is he smart,...

Someone Else’s Acid Trip Full Transcript

...cheese boxes.   DUBNER: Today, we’re putting the questions to Kevin Kelly, one of the founders of Wired magazine. He’s also a technology writer. His books include What Technology Wants...

Economist Kevin Murphy Talks NBA Lockout Negotiations

...Photo: Adam Pieniazek We’ve written a lot about University of Chicago economist Kevin Murphy. He teaches at the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory, where Steve Levitt is the...

Up close and personal with Genius economist Kevin Murphy

...Back in September I blogged about my admiration for Kevin Murphy after he won a MacArthur Genius grant. Here are links to two interviews with Murphy that give you...

(Kevin) Murphy’s Law

...Here’s a nice article on my friend and colleague at University of Chicago Kevin Murphy. He doesn’t look the part, but he is the smartest human I have ever...

"Billionaires Vs. Millionaires": Full Transcript

...ANNOUNCER: No. 2: Listen players: The NFL is not your daddy. DUBNER: Now, if you believe what we read in the papers, and if I believe the people… Mark MURPHY:  Well, first...

The Things They Taught Me: Full Transcript

...at Appalachian for 30 years. I retired in 2008.   DUBNER : And Joe?   Joe MURPHY: Hey, I’m Joe Murphy. I started teaching here in 1975. I teach in...

Becker and Murphy on the Stimulus Package

...Gary Becker and Kevin Murphy write today in The Wall Street Journal about their concerns regarding the stimulus package. There are no two economists in the world who...

Your Digg Questions Answered

...wear bangs, what Kevin Rose does all day, and how many Diggs it takes for an article to get to the front page. Thanks to Adelson for his answers and...

"Kevin Is Not a Name — It's a Diagnosis!"

...teachers surveyed associate “traditional” names with positive character traits and non-traditional names with weak performance and bad behavior. The name Kevin has particularly negative connotations; as one teacher wrote, “Kevin...