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Lawrence H. White, the voice of EJW Audio The host of EJW Audio is Lawrence H. White, a co-editor of EJW and professor of economics at George Mason University.

In a typical EJW Audio podcast, Professor White and the author of a recent EJW article discuss that article and related issues.

Publishing in Econ Journal Watch

What should you know if you want to publish in EJW? Jason Briggeman and Daniel Klein discuss what EJW is, how it works, and what it is looking for.

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Morris Kleiner on Occupational Licensing

Morris Kleiner discusses his research as represented in Licensing Occupations: Ensuring Quality or Restricting Competition? (2006) and Stages of Occupational Regulation: Analysis of Case Studies (2013), both published by the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. The latter book is the subject of a review essay by Uwe Reinhardt [“Does Occupational Licensing Deserve Our Approval? A Review of Work by Morris Kleiner”] that will appear in the September 2014 issue of EJW.

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Daniel Klein on the Ideological Migration of the Economics Laureates

Daniel Klein describes and summarizes the project in EJW that investigates the ideological outlook of each of the 71 Nobel laureates in economics (through 2012) and whether that outlook changed over the course of his or her adult life. Change is charted particularly with respect to classical liberalism. Klein discusses whether the results serve as meta-evidence for the wisdom of classical liberalism.

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Frank Stephenson on Occupational Licensing and Labor Economics

Frank Stephenson discusses his 2009 EJW article with Erin Wendt on the scant coverage of occupational licensing (OL) in labor economics textbooks. The scantiness raises interesting questions, given the large and growing role of OL in the economy, and the value of the topic in teaching economic insights. Stephenson reports that, since the article appeared, two of the in-print texts that had entirely neglected OL have been revised to include some coverage of OL. Stephenson has also written a short update about those two revised textbooks.

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