Larry Summers on China

ChinaTalk | 1 July 2021 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Larry Summers on China. Discusses whether China is different; whether secular stagnation applies to China; how Chinese economic policymakers have changed over time; whether industrial policy should be a thing; and how American academia should navigate its relationship with China.

Honey, Income Inequality Led Me to Overwork the Kids

Innovation Hub | 29 Nvember 2019| 0h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matthias Doepke about his book Love, Money and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids, co-authored with Fabrizio Zilibotti. We tend to assume that parenting is all about culture and that parents from different countries or backgrounds parent differently because of those different backgrounds with varied religious, political, and geographical traditions. Argues that economics is the real driver of parenting approaches and sets out the evidence that differences in income inequality largely shape how we raise our children.

Anja Shortland on Lost Art

EconTalk | 21 June 2021 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anja Shortland about her book Lost Art: The Art Loss Register Casebook Volume One. Describes how famous paintings that disappear into the underworld of stolen art make their way back to the legitimate world of auction houses and museums. Draws on the archives of a private database of stolen objects – the Art Loss Register – to discuss the economics of the art world when objects up for sale may be stolen or looted.

Teaching Economics (with Steve Horwitz)

Free Thoughts | 30 November 2018 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Steve Horwitz has died at 57 (Forbes obituary). This 2018 interview reprises his thinking on how economics traces the patterns of unintended consequences that emerge from the choices individuals make in the face of uncertainty and based on the information and incentives created by the price system. Touches on individual choice, economics prior to 1920, constrained optimization, global myths about economics, and economic inequality.

How to Stop Worrying and Love the Robot Apocalypse

Freakonomics Radio | 6 May 2021 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Evaluates the impact that robots (and other smart technologies) will have on jobs, particularly the scope for newer collaborative robots (“cobots”) to totally reinvigorate how work gets done.

Economics in One Virus: An Introduction to Economic Reasoning through Covid-19

Cato Daily Podcast | 7 April 2021 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ryan Bourne about his book Economics in One Virus: An Introduction to Economic Reasoning through Covid-19. Applies an economic lens to examine where the US pandemic response went wrong, illustrating economic principles along the way.

Alice Evans on The Great Gender Divergence

Ideas of India | 13 May 2021 | 1h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alice Evans about ideas from her upcoming book The Great Gender Divergence. Discusses issues affecting women in India, including drivers of women’s labour force participation, urbanization and social change, single-gender education, son preference, social media, pro-worker reforms, what drives support for gender equality, and more.

If you enjoy this then I highly recommend Alice Evans’ blogpost Why are North and South India So Different on Gender? This reviews the literature on poverty, colonialism, matriliny, cousin marriage, conquests and purdah, labour-intensive cultivation, and ancestral crop yields to assess the roots of India’s regional gender differences.