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Faithful Economy

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We believe that the pressing moral, theological, and economic questions of our time warrant deep exploration. This show features interviews with thoughtful scholars working at this intersection. The podcast is produced by the Association of Christian Economists. It is hosted by Steven McMullen, Asso… read more

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Scott Cunningham on the Economics of Prostitution

This episode features an interview with Scott Cunningham about markets for prostitution and his book on causal inference.

Cunningham is a thoughtful scholar working at the cutting edge of empirical microeconomics. He is a professor of economics at Baylor University, a research fellow at the texas Hunger Initiative and at the Computational Justice Lab. He is also an associate editor at the Journal of Human Resources. He is the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Prostitution, and as we discuss, the author of Causal Inference: The Mixtape, forthcoming from Yale University Press.

Our conversation covers his research on the changing technology of prostitution markets, the difficulty regulating these markets, and some discussion about what a Christian response should look like. We also discuss his forthcoming textbook on causal inference.

Scott Cunningham’s Website, which includes links to the papers we discuss in the episode. (https://www.scunning.com/)

The free early version of his causal inference textbook. (https://www.scunning.com/mixtape.html)

The website for Causal Inference: The Mixtape at Yale University Press, available for order in January 2021. (https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300251685/causal-inference)

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