People I (Mostly) Admire

Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher

"society & culture"
Steve Levitt, the iconoclastic University of Chicago economist and co-author of the Freakonomics book series, tracks down other high achievers and asks questions that only he would think to ask. Guests include all-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, WNBA champion SueRead more
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Best Episodes

11. Paul Romer: “I Figured Out How to Get Myself Fired From the World Bank.”

Jan 9, 2021

"Paul Romer (econ nobel)"

For many economists — Steve Levitt included — there is perhaps no greater inspiration than Paul Romer, the now-Nobel laureate who at a young age redefined the discipline and has maintained a passion for introducing new ideas to staid debates. Levitt finds out what makes Romer a serial “quitter,”Read more

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