Tyler Cowen – Hayek, Keynes, & Smith on AI, Animal Spirits, Anarchy, & Growth

Dwarkesh Podcast | 31 January 2024 | 1h 42m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his book GOAT: Who is the Greatest Economist of all Time and Why Does it Matter? Discusses the context of how the insights of Hayek, Keynes, Smith, and other great economists help us make sense of AI, growth, animal spirits, prediction markets, alignment, central planning, and more.

See also Dwarkesh’s Substack, including the post discussed in this episode Will scaling work?

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If Econs Could Hoop

The New Bazaar | 31 January 2024 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his generative book GOAT: Who is the Greatest Economist of all Time and Why Does it Matter? Discusses Cowen’s ranking of the great economists, laments what economics used to be, and playfully explores the common traits that define greatness in both basketball and economics by discussing basketball analogs for the great economists and the reverse for basketball’s own GOATs.

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Tyler Cowen on the GOAT of Economics

EconTalk | 27 November 2023 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his free generative book GOAT: Who is the Greatest Economist of all Time and Why Does it Matter? Discusses the requirements to be the greatest economist of all time, what shaped the theories and worldviews of the greatest economists of all time, and the evolution of economics from a field concerned mainly with ideas to one that mostly grapples with empirical challenges.

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