From Ploughs to Cash Cows: A Short History of Economics

Conversations | 21 February 2024 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Andrew Leigh about his book The Shortest History of Economics. Backgrounds the economic forces behind human history. Argues that the most powerful insights come from a handful of big ideas that almost anyone can follow.

See also the interview about his earlier book Randomistas, about using random trials for evidence-based policy.

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Dr Andrew Leigh: Why Policy Should Follow Trials

RNZ: Sunday Morning | 7 April 2018 | 0h 20m | Listen Later 
Interview with Australia’s shadow assistant treasurer Dr Andrew Leigh, author of Randomistas, on why random testing can provide data for policies that work. Advocates for evidence-based policy through the use of random trials. Examples covered include random trials helping to reduce crime and inequality and fascinating insights on sham surgery.

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