In the Workplace with Peter Cappelli and Dan O'Meara
The creation of new jobs is a constant priority for our government administrators. In this episode, hosts Peter Cappelli and Iwan Barankay speak with economists Jonathan Gruber & Simon Johnson about how our nation's history gives us a clear blueprint for sparking future job growth.
Jonathan Gruber is the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT. An architect of both Romneycare and Obamacare, he appears regularly on news outlets ranging from Fox News to MSNBC. Slate has named him one of the top twenty-five “Most Innovative and Practical Thinkers of Our Time.” In addition to over 175 academic articles, he is the author of Jump-Starting America, Health Care Reform (Hill & Wang), a graphic novel about the Affordable Care Act, Public Finance and Public Policy (Worth), the leading textbook in public finance, and six other books.
Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. His much-viewed opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Atlantic, and elsewhere. With law professor James Kwak, Simon is the coauthor of Jump-Starting America, 13 Bankers, and White House Burning and a founder of the widely cited economics blog The Baseline Scenario.
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