In these times of intense debate over COVID-19 and climate change policies, it is important to ask what theories and evidence we can trust – i.e. how do we know what’s true or why trust science? In Episode 101, Economics Explored host Gene Tunny tackles this topic with returning guest Tim Hughes in a first instalment of what will probably end up being a multi-episode conversation.
Links relevant to the conversation include:
Why Trust Science? by Naomi Oreskes
Naomi Oreskes: Why we should trust scientists – YouTube
What Is This Thing Called Science?
What Seattle learned from having the highest minimum wage in the nation – Vox
What evidence should social policymakers use by Andrew Leigh
EP60 Minimum wages and employment
EP14 Randomised controlled trials & economic development
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