New Books in Economics | 9 November 2018 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Andrew Yarrow about his book Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life. Evaluates the economic and cultural forces driving the population of men who leave the workforce, isolate themselves, and ultimately become angry.
Freakonomics Radio | 7 February 2019 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Raghuram Rajan, formerly chief economist at the IMF and Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, on financial system risks and potential solutions.
Economic Rockstar | 29 January 2015 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Marina Adshade abut the ideas in her book Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love. Applies the principles of supply and demand and other market forces to matters of love, courtship, sex, intimacy, and marriage. Humourous and insightful.
The Indicator from Planet Money | 27 August 2018 | 0h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
The Venezuelan economy has collapsed after years of economic mismanagement and a deepening political crisis. Harvard-based Venezuelan economist, Ricardo Hausmann, has developed an indicator that captures the scale of the economic catastrophe.
Social Science Bites | 2 February 2017 | 0h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with economist Michelle Baddeley discussing social herding, which often follows from an information imbalance, real or perceived, in which a person follows the wisdom of crowds. Touches on finance, neuroeconomics, groupthink, reputation and safety in numbers.
FT Alphachat | 14 December 2018 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with economist Gary Loveman, who went from Harvard economist to Harrah’s gambling chain CEO to health insurer CEO. Insights on using data science for better decision making, understanding what customers value to drive loyalty, and aligning incentives in health care.
Freakonomics Radio | 29 November 2018 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Examines the role of choice architecture, efficiency, frugality, collaboration, and culture in Trader Joe’s success. Debunks standard marketing fluff: brands, advertising, social media, coupons and loyalty schemes.
The Seen and the Unseen | 22 January 2018 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Shruti Rajagopalan, who applies an economist’s perspective to understanding the persistence of caste in India. Frames caste as a problem of economic freedom, perpetuated by a cultural focus on villages, ameliorated by faster urbanisation.