unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 3 May 2023 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with William Quinn about his book Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles, co-authored with John Turner. Discusses the “bubble triangle – the three conditions that must be in place for a boom, how media narratives shape bubbles, and historical bubbles that have gone overlooked.
Ideas Having Sex | 13 March 2023 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tibor Rutar about his book Capitalism for Realists: Virtues and Vices of the Modern Economy. Analyzes the costs and benefits of capitalism using a straightforward and empirical framework, evaluating key arguments for the causes of the Industrial Revolution along the way.
See also The Dissenter interview.
EconTalk | 6 March 2023 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Omer Moav about his paper The Origin of the State: Land Productivity or Appropriability?, co-authored with Joram Mayshar and Luigi Pascali. Argues that it wasn’t farming but the farming of storable crops (but not others) that led to hierarchy and the State. Also discusses why it’s important to understand the past and the challenges of confirming or refuting theories about history.
unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 24 February 2023 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Joel Mokyr about his book A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy. Discusses how science and technology evolved in ways that reinforced each other; the connections between the industrial and scientific revolutions and between scientific discovery and technological adaptation; the decline of the guilds in England and the subsequent diffusion of English artisans and mechanics across Europe; and more.
Conversations with Tyler | 2 February 2023 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Brad DeLong about his book Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century. Discusses what can really be gleaned from the fragmentary economics statistics of the late 19th century, the remarkable changes that occurred from 1870–1920, the astonishing flourishing of German universities in the 19th century, why investment banking allowed America and Germany to pull ahead of Britain economically, what enabled the Royal Society to become a force for progress, what Keynes got wrong, what Hayek got right, whether the middle-income trap persists, and more.
Peoples & Things | 18 October 2021 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Patrick Chung about his research on the rise of shipping and manufacturing in South Korea. Argues that the US Department of Defense played a major role in globalisation and especially the industrialisation of South Korea.
Ideas Having Sex | 7 November 2022 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita about his book The Invention of Power: Popes, Kings, and the Birth of the West. Discusses his novel explanation for Western exceptionalism – that the 1122 Concordat of Worms, between churches and nation-states, incentivized economic growth, facilitated secularization, and improved the lot of the citizenry, all of which set European countries on a course for prosperity.
Charter Cities Podcast | 3 October 2022 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Charlie Robertson about his book The Time-Travelling Economist: Why Education, Electricity and Fertility Are Key to Escaping Poverty. Delves into the history of South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the West, explaining why some countries have flourished while others have floundered. Argues that countries that don’t get their fertility rates below 3 children per woman and their adult literacy rates above 70% are doomed to remain trapped in poverty.