No Shock China ft. Isabella Weber

Aufhebunga Bunga | 1 June 2021 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Isabella Weber about her book How China Escaped Shock Therapy. Describes how China settled on gradual reform after first considering the shock therapy later adopted by the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to transition to an economy with market price signals.

Gregory Clark on Social Status and Genetics

Coffee With Cornelius | 19 June 2020 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gregory Clark discussing his research on social mobility, the effect of elite fecundity on the Industrial Revolution, and economic history more generally. Draws on his books The Son Also Rises, A Farewell to Alms and the forthcoming For Whom the Bell Curve Tolls.

Women in the Workforce (Over the Very Long Run)

The Economic History Podcast | 5 October 2020 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jane Humphries about her research on women in the workforce. Discusses the implications of her findings on the nature of women’s work, wages through time, hand spinners’ income, and historical living standards to the role of the European Marriage Pattern, the Black Death, the male breadwinner model, and Engel’s pause to the Industrial Revolution and faster economic growth. Draws on her papers The Wages of Women in England, 1260–1850; Spinning the Industrial Revolution; and Unreal Wages? Real Income and Economic Growth in England, 1260–1850.

Religion, Political Power, and Economic Growth with Jared Rubin

Economics Detective Radio | 3 November 2017 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jared Rubin about his book Rulers, Religion, and Riches: Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not. Argues that switching the legitimisation of political power from religious authority to economic elites in places like England and The Netherlands set the stage for the Industrial Revolution. Via Razib Khan.

Dr Walter Scheidel – The Great Leveler

The Michael Shermer Show | 11 June 2017 | 0h 57m | Listen Later
Interview with Walter Scheidel about his book The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the 21st Century. Traces the global history of inequality, showing that inequality declines when carnage and disaster strike and increases when peace and stability return.

The Myth of the Tulip Bubble

The Readback | 8 May 2019 | 0h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anne Goldgar about her book Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age. Sets out that much of what we think we know about Tulipmania is wrong, but the real story is just as fascinating.

The Technology Trap

Capital Ideas Investing Podcast | 23 August 2019 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Carl Benedikt Frey, author of The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation. Discusses what history teaches us about the social implications of rapid technological change, what happens to the living standards of displaced workers, and why not everyone thought electricity was such a great idea.

The Dark Side of Human Institutions: Sheilagh Ogilvie on the European Guilds

The Governance Podcast | 15 May 2019 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sheilagh Ogilvie about her book The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis. Explains the persistence of guilds as rent-seeking institutions seeking exclusive privileges for their members.