December 29, 2021

"Escaping Paternalism" Book Panel

  • Peter J. Boettke

    Director, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Mario Rizzo

    Professor of Economics at New York University
  • Bart Wilson

    Mercatus Center Affiliated Scholar
  • Sandra Peart

  • Glen Whitman

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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we'll listen in on an exciting book panel discussion of Escaping Paternalism: Rationality, Behavioral Economics, and Public Policy. Written by Mario Rizzo (Associate Professor of Economics at New York University) and Glen Whitman (Professor of Economics at California State University, Northridge), the book challenges behavioral paternalism on multiple levels, from the abstract and conceptual to the pragmatic and applied. Peter Boettke moderates the panel as Rizzo and Whitman are joined by two panelists — Sandra Peart, Dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at Richmond University, and Bart Wilson, the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University.