Economics

Economics

episodes

Interviews with economists about their new books.

Rhodri Davies, "What Is Philanthropy For?" (Bristol UP, 2023)

June 19, 2024

What Is Philanthropy For?

Rhodri Davies
Hosted by Nick Pozek

In recent years, philanthropy, the use of private assets for the public good, has come under renewed scrutiny. Do elite philanthropists wield too much…

Jessica Calarco, "Holding It Together: How Women Became America's Safety Net" (Portfolio, 2024)

June 15, 2024

Holding It Together

Jessica Calarco
Hosted by Dave O'Brien

How do unequal societies function? In Holding It Together: How Women Became America's Safety Net (Portfolio, 2024), Jesscia Calarco, an Associate Prof…

Allison J. Pugh, "The Last Human Job: The Work of Connecting in a Disconnected World" (Princeton UP, 2024)

June 15, 2024

The Last Human Job

Allison J. Pugh
Hosted by Mark Klobas

With the rapid development of artificial intelligence and labor-saving technologies like self-checkouts and automated factories, the future of work ha…

Branding Foreign Aid: Soft Power and Popular Attitudes in International Development

June 13, 2024

Branding Foreign Aid: Soft Power and Popular Attitudes in International Development

Matthew Winters
Hosted by Petra Alderman

Why do international donors brand foreign aid? And what impact does it have on popular attitudes towards them? Join Matthew Winters and Petra Alderman…

Kathleen Day, "Broken Bargain: Bankers, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street" (Yale UP, 2019)

June 10, 2024

Broken Bargain

Kathleen Day
Hosted by Daniel Peris

Think that today's debates about the role of the Federal Reserve Bank, financial regulation, "too big to fail", etc. are new? Think again. Who should …

Gizem Zencirci, "The Muslim Social: Neoliberalism, Charity, and Poverty in Turkey" (Syracuse UP, 2024)

June 7, 2024

The Muslim Social

Gizem Zencirci
Hosted by Tugrul Mende

Since coming to power in 2002, Turkey’s governing party, the AKP, has made poverty relief a central part of their political program. In addition to ne…

Using History to Better Finance and Build Social Wealth

June 6, 2024

Using History to Better Finance and Build Social Wealth

Paul Katz
Hosted by Patryk Babiracki

Esoteric and frequently disinterested in the public good, financial institutions can be hard to navigate for those seeking to advance social welfare. …

Anthony Heath and Yaojun Li, "Social Mobility" (Polity Press, 2024)

May 31, 2024

Social Mobility

Anthony Heath and Yaojun Li
Hosted by Dave O'Brien

What is social mobility? In Social Mobility (Polity Press, 2023), Anthony Heath, an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Oxford and Ya…

Anne Kim, "Poverty for Profit: How Corporations Get Rich off America’s Poor" (The New Press, 2024)

May 30, 2024

Poverty for Profit

Anne Kim
Hosted by Stephen Pimpare

Poverty is big business in America. The federal government spends about $900 billion a year on programs that directly or disproportionately impact poo…

Stephen J. Silvia, "The UAW's Southern Gamble: Organizing Workers at Foreign-Owned Vehicle Plants" (IRL Press, 2023)

May 29, 2024

The UAW's Southern Gamble

Stephen J. Silvia
Hosted by Thomas Discenna

The UAW's Southern Gamble: Organizing Workers at Foreign-Owned Vehicle Plants (IRL Press, 2023) is the first in-depth assessment of the United Auto Wo…

Tom Mueller, "How to Make a Killing: Blood, Death and Dollars in American Medicine" (Norton, 2023)

May 29, 2024

How to Make a Killing: Blood, Death and Dollars in American Medicine

Tom Mueller
Hosted by Meghan Cochran

Dialysis is a medical miracle, a treatment that allows people with kidney failure to live when otherwise they would die. It also provides a captive cu…

The Social Acceptance of Inequality

May 28, 2024

The Social Acceptance of Inequality

Francesco Duina and Luca Storti

On this episode of International Horizons, Francesco Duina, Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology at Bates College and Luca Storti, Associate Profess…

Carola Binder, "Shock Values: Prices and Inflation in American Democracy" (U Chicago Press, 2024)

May 27, 2024

Shock Values

Carola Binder
Hosted by Brian Hamilton

A sweeping history of the United States’ economy and politics, in Shock Values: Prices and Inflation in American Democracy (U Chicago Press, 2024), Ca…

Peter Ireland (Boston College Econ Prof) on Monetary Policy, Monetarism and New Keynesian Models

May 24, 2024

Monetary Policy, Monetarism and New Keynesian Models

Peter Ireland
Hosted by Jon Hartley

Peter Ireland (Boston College Economics Professor) joins the podcast to discuss his career as a monetary economist, his views on the history of moneta…

Dmitry Grozoubinski, "Why Politicians Lie About Trade...How, and What You Need to Know" (Canbury Press, 2024)

May 23, 2024

Why Politicians Lie About Trade

Dmitry Grozoubinski
Hosted by Tim Jones

In November, it will be 25 years since the Battle of Seattle – the summit and street fight that marked the end of a half-century of ever-broadening gl…

American Innovation, American Vitality: A Conversation with Chris Buskirk

May 22, 2024

American Innovation, American Vitality

Christopher Buskirk
Hosted by Annika Nordquist

How can we restore America's frontier spirit, foster innovation, and stave off decay? Chris Buskirk sits down to discuss his new book America and the …

Mark Robert Rank, "The Poverty Paradox: Understanding Economic Hardship Amid American Prosperity" (Oxford UP, 2023)

May 21, 2024

The Poverty Paradox

Mark Robert Rank
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

The paradox of poverty amidst plenty has plagued the United States throughout the 21st century--why should the wealthiest country in the world also ha…

Joseph E. Stiglitz, "The Road to Freedom: Economics and the Good Society" (Norton, 2024)

May 20, 2024

The Road to Freedom

Joseph E. Stiglitz
Hosted by Meghan Cochran

In his latest book, The Road to Freedom: Economics and the Good Society (W. W. Norton, 2024), Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz rethinks the nature of…

Elise Andaya, "Pregnant at Work: Low-Wage Workers, Power, and Temporal Injustice" (NYU Press, 2024)

May 19, 2024

Pregnant at Work

Elise Andaya
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

The low-wage service industry is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the US economy. Its workers disproportionately tend to be low-income…

Marina Welker, "Kretek Capitalism: Making, Marketing, and Consuming Clove Cigarettes in Indonesia" (U California Press, 2024)

May 18, 2024

Kretek Capitalism

Marina Welker
Hosted by Reighan Gillam

Indonesia is the world's second largest cigarette market: two out of three men smoke, and clove-laced tobacco cigarettes called kretek make up 95 perc…