Explaining Economic Growth ft. Joel Mokyr

The Neoliberal Podcast | 30 November 2021 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Joel Mokyr discussing why some countries are rich and some countries poor, and how rich countries became rich in the first place. Covers why the Industrial Revolution happened in England; how political fragmentation lead to the flourishing of innovations; lessons from the Republic of Letters; and what this teaches us about promoting economic growth today.

Building Green Tech ft. Noah Smith

The Neoliberal Podcast | 16 November 2021 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Noah Smith discussing advances in solar, wind, battery and nuclear power; why some technologies keep getting cheaper while others don’t; climate-related moonshots like carbon capture technology and geothermal power; and why it’s important to invest in basic green tech research.

Foreign Aid and Growth with William Easterly

The Neoliberal Podcast | 13 September 2019 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with William Easterly on the ineffectiveness of foreign aid. Discusses why foreign aid has often failed to deliver on promises, how poor countries really develop, and the links between political liberalism and economic growth. Draws on ideas from his books The Elusive Quest for Growth, The Tyranny of Experts, and The White Man’s Burden.