Tag: Freakonomics
Gary S. Becker, R.I.P.

I first met Professor Gary Becker (1930-2014) about 15 years ago, when he came to Oxford, Miss., to present a public lecture at the University of Mississippi sponsored by the Robert M. Hearin Foundation. My coauthor and then-colleague Bob Tollison and I breakfasted with him early on the morning of Dr. Becker’s visit, after...
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Alex Tabarrok Interviewed on Freakonomics Radio: The Economics of Bounty Hunting

Independent Institute Research Director Alex Tabarrok is interviewed by Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio in “To Catch a Fugitive,” on the enormous advantages of private bounty hunting over government police enforcement of bail jumping. [audio:2011_05_26_bounty_hunters.mp3] Download audio file (20:14 minutes) Here also is a transcript of the interview. Please also see the following books...
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