Nicholas Crafts: Is the Age of Fast Economic Growth Really Over?

Political Economy with James Pethokoukis | 5 June 2020 | 0h 24m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Nicholas Crafts discussing why productivity has slowed in the past half-century, how we might kick-start innovation in the economy, and whether artificial intelligence could be about to power a fourth industrial revolution.

David Leiser – How We Misunderstand Economics and Why it Matters

Science Salon | 10 December 2019 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Leiser about his book How We Misunderstand Economics and Why it Matters: The Psychology of Bias, Distortion and Conspiracy. Discusses folk economics and why our intuitions are so often wrong; the evolutionary origins of our thinking about economics and why we are not prepared cognitively to understand complex economic ideas; UBI; income inequality; CEO pay and why we think it’s too high; the importance of trust in economic exchanges; and reparations for slavery vs. reparations for the Holocaust.

Charles Goodhart & Manoj Pradhan on Demographics and our Economic Future

Economics & Beyond with Rob Johnson | 11 September 2020 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradhan about their book The Great Demographic Reversal: Ageing Societies, Waning Inequality, and an Inflation Revival. Argues that the pending reversal of the decades-long trend of increasing labour supply and globalisation will lead to a resurgence of inflation.

Lisa Cook on Racism, Patents, and Black Entrepreneurship

EconTalk | 21 September 2020 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Lisa Cook discussing her research into the impact of racism, lynching, and segregation on Black inventors and entrepreneurs and the consequent effect on innovation and the wider US economy. Nicely contextualised with her work studying the barriers to innovation in the Russian economy. Also considers the best measures to move forward from here.

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.