The above is my interview by one of the student journalists at Boise State University. It took place on November 4, a couple of hours before my talk.

I normally highlight particular parts, but this is only about 23 minutes long. I do make a basic math error in the first few minutes when I estimate the number of readers of one of my Wall Street Journal op/eds. The interviewer told me that she hadn’t taken any economics, but I thought she did a nice job.

I also talk about a typical kind of activity I did when I was a senior economist with President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers and where I thought I had one of my biggest impacts in an expected value sense.

Towards the end, I give some advice about careers and warn of potential dangers of “following your passion.”