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Economics Professor Receives 2020 Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties

December 21, 2020

Glen Whitman

Economics professor, Glen Whitman, received the Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties for 2020 by the Center for Independent Thought for his co-authored book Escaping Paternalism: Rationality, Behavioral Economics, and Public Policywhich “was described by economist-blogger Bryan Caplan as ‘an unbelievably learned, thoughtful, fair, wise, and inspired critique of applied behavioral economics in general and libertarian paternalism (a.k.a. “nudge") in particular.’” Read more

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