Jason Furman on Productivity, Competition and Growth

Conversations with Tyler | 26 August 2020 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jason Furman discussing how monopolies affect investment patterns, his top three recommendations to improve American productivity, why he’s skeptical of place-based development policies, what some pro-immigration arguments get wrong, why he’s more concerned about companies like Facebook and Google than he is Walmart and Amazon, the merits of a human rights approach to privacy, whether the EU treats tech companies fairly, the future of fintech, his highest objective when teaching economics, what he learned from coauthoring a paper with someone who disagrees with him, why he’s a prolific Goodreads reviewer, and more. Insightful throughout.

Brian Armstrong – The Future of Crypto

Invest Like the Best | 11 August 2020 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Brian Armstrong, the co-founder and CEO of Coinbase. Extols the benefits of economic freedom and discusses the future of cryptocurrency and decentralized finance as enablers of that freedom.

Nicholas Bloom on Management, Productivity, and Scientific Progress

Conversations with Tyler | 12 August 2020 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Nick Bloom about how management practices, productivity techniques, and uncertainty shape outcomes across companies and countries. Discusses scientific progress, the factors that have made research more expensive, why government should invest more in R&D, how lean management transformed manufacturing, how India’s congested legal system inhibits economic development, why firms thrive in China, how weak legal systems incentivize nepotism, the effect of remote work on productivity, why he prefers periodicals and podcasts to reading books, and more.

The Classical School, with Callum Williams

Intelligence Squared | 12 May 2020 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Callum Williams about his book The Classical School: The Birth of Economics in 20 Enlightened Lives. Debunks popular myths about great economists.

The Simple Economics of Saving the Amazon Rain Forest

Freakonomics Radio | 30 July 2020 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Steven Levitt explains the economic case for the rest of the world paying Brazil to preserve Amazonian rainforest.

How America Gave Up on Free Markets with Thomas Philippon

The Vergecast | 12 November 2019 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Thomas Philippon about his book The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets. Discusses competition and consolidation in America and Europe and argues that consolidation and reduced competition sees consumers paying much more than they should.

Some-of-the-Money Ball

Planet Money | 25 October 2019 | 0h 21m | Listen Later | iTunes
Backgrounds the development of income pools to spread the income risk of baseball players that can range from enormous to very little. And now it’s spreading to MBA graduates.

Zach Carter on John Maynard Keynes and His Legacies

Tides of History | 28 May 2020 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Zach Carter about his book The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes. Discusses the life and legacy of one of the most important figures of the 20th century, creating the economic structures and ideas that defined the Second World War and its aftermath.