Finance

Finance

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An interview with scholars of finance about their new books.

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…

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…

Rajrishi Singhal, "Slip, Stitch and Stumble: The Untold Story of Financial Reforms in India" (Viking, 2024)

May 16, 2024

Slip, Stitch and Stumble

Rajrishi Singhal
Hosted by Nicholas Gordon

India’s stock markets are booming. One calculation from Bloomberg puts India as the world’s fourth-largest equity market, overtaking Hong Kong, as dom…

Liliana Doganova, "Discounting the Future: The Ascendancy of a Political Technology" (Princeton UP, 2024)

May 14, 2024

Discounting the Future

Liliana Doganova
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Forest fires, droughts, and rising sea levels beg a nagging question: have we lost our capacity to act on the future? Dr. Liliana Doganova’s book Disc…

Amy Schiller, "The Price of Humanity: How Philanthropy Went Wrong—And How to Fix It" (Melville House, 2023)

May 13, 2024

The Price of Humanity

Amy Schiller
Hosted by Brian Hamilton

Amy Schiller's The Price of Humanity: How Philanthropy Went Wrong—And How to Fix It (Melville House, 2023) makes an attempt to rescue philanthropy fro…

Francesca Trivellato, "The Promise and Peril of Credit" (Princeton UP, 2019)

May 5, 2024

Promise and Peril of Credit

Francesca Trivellato
Hosted by Mark Klobas

In 1647, the French author Étienne Cleirac asserted in his book Les us, et coustumes de la mer that the credit instruments known as bills of exchange …

Michael De Groot, "Disruption: The Global Economic Shocks of the 1970s and the End of the Cold War" (Cornell UP, 2024)

April 28, 2024

Disruption

Michael De Groot
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

In Disruption: The Global Economic Shocks of the 1970s and the End of the Cold War (Cornell University Press, 2024), Dr. Michael De Groot argues that…

Michael J. Graetz, "The Power to Destroy: How the Antitax Movement Hijacked America" (Princeton UP, 2024)

April 23, 2024

The Power to Destroy

Michael J. Graetz
Hosted by Meghan Cochran

The anti-tax movement is "the most important overlooked social and political movement of the last half century", according to our guest Michael J. Gra…

John Tolan, "England's Jews: Finance, Violence, and the Crown in the Thirteenth Century" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2023)

April 22, 2024

England's Jews

John Tolan
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

In 1290, Jews were expelled from England and subsequently largely expunged from English historical memory. Yet for two centuries they occupied importa…

Guido Alfani, "As Gods Among Men: A History of the Rich in the West" (Princeton UP, 2023)

April 19, 2024

As Gods Among Men

Guido Alfani

This provocative and interesting book has received considerable attention. Roaring reviews and interviews include The Financial Times (UK), The Teleg…

Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School Economics Professor) on Industrial Policy, Globalization and His Career

April 11, 2024

Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School Economics Professor) on Industrial Policy, Globalization and His Career

Dani Rodrik
Hosted by Jon Hartley

Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School Economics Professor) joins the podcast to discuss his career, the best case for industrial policy, the labor marke…

Sean Vanatta on Credit Cards

April 8, 2024

Sean Vanatta on Credit Cards

Sean H. Vanatta
Hosted by Lee Vinsel

Peoples & Things host, Lee Vinsel, talks with historian and standup comedian, Sean Vanatta, lecturer in economic and social history at the University …

Teresa Ghilarducci, "Work, Retire, Repeat: The Uncertainty of Retirement in the New Economy" (U Chicago Press, 2024)

March 30, 2024

Work, Retire, Repeat

Teresa Ghilarducci
Hosted by Stephen Pimpare

The issue of the future of Social Security, on which millions of Americans depend, produced great political theater at the State of the Union address.…

"Market pressure was growing by the day" with Charles Dallara

March 19, 2024

"Market pressure was growing by the day" with Charles Dallara

Charles Dallara
Hosted by Tim Jones

Charles Dallara, managing director of the Institute of International Finance from 1993–2013, talks about his crisis memoir: Euroshock: How the Largest…

Steven D. Levitt (Freakonomics co-author and U Chicago Econ Prof) on His Career and Decision to Retire From Academic Economics

March 13, 2024

Steven D. Levitt (Freakonomics co-author and U Chicago Econ Prof) on His Career and Decision to Retire From Academic Economics

Steven D. Levitt
Hosted by Jon Hartley

Steven D. Levitt (Freakonomics co-author and University of Chicago Economics Professor) joins the podcast to discuss his career, including being an ea…

Mark J. Higgins, "Investing in U.S. Financial History: Understanding the Past to Forecast the Future" (Greenleaf, 2024)

March 13, 2024

Investing in U.S. Financial History

Mark J. Higgins
Hosted by Robert Kowit

Most people rely only on their life experience to make investment decisions. This causes them to overlook cyclical forces that repeatedly reshape econ…

Alan Bollard, "Economists at War: How a Handful of Economists Helped Win and Lose the World Wars" (Oxford UP, 2020)

March 6, 2024

Economists at War

Alan Bollard

Wartime is not just about military success. Economists at War: How a Handful of Economists Helped Win and Lose the World Wars (Oxford UP, 2020) tells …

Gerald Epstein, "Busting the Bankers' Club: Finance for the Rest of Us" (U California Press, 2024)

February 28, 2024

Busting the Bankers' Club

Gerald Epstein
Hosted by John Emrich

Bankers brought the global economic system to its knees in 2007 and nearly did the same in 2020. Both times, the US government bailed out the banks an…

Yanis Varoufakis, "Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism" (Melville House, 2023)

February 26, 2024

Technofeudalism

Yanis Varoufakis
Hosted by Louisa Hann

In Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism (Melville House, 2023), Yanis Varoufakis argues that capitalism is dead and a new economic era has begun. …