True Genius: Kevin Murphy wins MacArthur “Genius” Award

...world, or to just Kevin, I’d choose “just Kevin.” Given that, how could I leave Chicago? Kevin and Nobel Laureate Gary Becker are founding members of the Center I direct...

Not Just Another Labor Force (Ep. 365)

...to make a living in some other pro sports. MURPHY: Yeah it’s a pretty typical fighter story to be broke and trying to make it. Lauren Murphy started fighting in...

Economist Kevin Murphy Talks NBA Lockout Negotiations

...Murphy was a MacArthur Genius Fellow back in 2005, and Levitt readily admits that Murphy is the smartest person he knows. This fall, Murphy has been working with the NBA...

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 a...

(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 met....

Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Awesome/Terrible (Part 1) (Ep. 331)

...to the podcast at Apple Podcasts or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above.) Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers,...

Why Learn Esperanto? (Special Feature) (Ep. 302)

...MURPHY: My name is Maria Murphy . I am retired, have two wonderful boys and four wonderful grandchildren. It takes a special person to be really devoted Esperanto follower. It...

The Future (Probably) Isn’t as Scary as You Think (Ep. 257)

...You Think.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above.) Internet pioneer Kevin Kelly tries to predict...