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Value of dissent for analysis & decision making – Leonora Risse quotes RBG in EP124

In Episode 124 of Economics Explored, Australian Women in Economics Network Chair Dr Leonora Risse reflects on the value of diversity and dissent for analysis and decision making. In the conversation, Leonora mentions that, in a 2019 journal article, she quoted late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the importance of dissent. RBG had said:

“There is nothing better than an impressive dissent to lead the author of the majority opinion to refine and clarify her initial circulation.”

Here’s a clip from Episode 124 with Leonora featuring a discussion about the value of having diverse views in economic research and policy advice.

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EP102 – Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem

Nobel Prize winner Kenneth Arrow proved a startling theorem in his PhD thesis. Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem raises big questions about democratic decision making. Episode 102 of Economics Explored features a conversation regarding what it means and how much it should concern us. University of Queensland Senior Lecturer Dr Priscilla Man discusses Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem with Economics Explored host Gene Tunny.

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Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem

Kenneth Arrow’s legacy and why elections can be flawed

The paradox of democracy: Arrow impossibility explained

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