Release date: March 19th, 2017
In this episode of Rationally Speaking, Julia talks with economics and public policy expert David Roodman about the "Worm Wars" in social science -- the debate over whether deworming pills are an effective way to fight poverty. Along the way they discuss how to analyze a study, the differences between economists and epidemiologists, and how to make high stakes decisions when all your evidence is flawed.
David's Pick: "Steady-State Economics" by Herman Daly
Edited by Brent Silk
Music by Miracles of Modern Science