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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Sep 9, 2019

Alex Tabarrok is a professor of economics at George Mason University and holds the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center. Alex has written widely on long run economic growth and joins the show today to talk about it. David and Alex also discuss how capital relates to economic growth, the impact of regulation on dynamism, and the important distinction between “catch-up” and “cutting edge” growth.


Transcript for the episode:


Alex’s Twitter: @ATabarrok

Alex’s Mercatus profile:

Alex and Tyler’s blog:


Related Links:


*Modern Principles of Economics* by Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen


*Is Regulation to Blame for the Decline in American Entrepreneurship?* by Alex Tabarrok and Nathan Goldschlag


*Population Growth and Technological Change: One Million B.C. to 1990* by Michael Kremer


*Why are the Prices so Damn High?* by Alex Tabarrok and Eric Helland


*The Value of Health and Longevity* by Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel


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David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth