Hard-headed economic analysis applied to important economic, social, and environmental issues.
The Fed and Inflation Targeting
On how the US Federal Reserve now looks at inflation targeting, and why it is expected to allow the economy to run hot for a while during the recovery from the pandemic recession.
Industry Assistance and Crony Capitalism with Darren Brady Nelson
Should governments assist favoured industries such as the film industry with tax credits and subsidies? Is corporate welfare a sign of so-called Crony Capitalism? Darren Brady Nelson, Chief Economist at LibertyWorks and a Policy Adviser at the Heartland Institute, provides answers to these questions.
Fiscal Stimulus with Prof. Fabrizio Carmignani
Reviewing the evidence on fiscal stimulus and the government spending multiplier with Professor Fabrizio Carmignani, Dean (Academic) at Griffith Business School.
Foreign Direct Investment & Productivity
New analysis of a database covering 576,000 manufacturing businesses in Europe finds Foreign Direct Investment can increase the productivity of domestic businesses - i.e. FDI creates productivity spillovers.
Retail is Detail with Bruno Cortigiani of Merlai
How the retail sector has been transformed over the last two decades and how emerging retailers can thrive with high-touch service, customisation, and an optimised global value chain. A discussion with Bruno Cortigiani, owner of up-and-coming made-to-measure menswear retailer Merlai.
The Circular Economy with Craig Lawrence
What a Circular Economy would look like with Craig Lawrence, Managing Director of Lytton Advisory, a Brisbane-based consulting firm specialising in the economics of infrastructure, the environment, and waste.
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The economics in our everyday lives!
Gene is a brilliant, published writer and expert in his field of economics. These podcasts are a fantastic extension of his amazing abilities to explain the economics of things in our everyday lives. If you want to learn about how the world really works, then Gene and his guests will explain it to you in a simple, easy to understand way. You get so much value just from listening. Go Gene!
Guests as wallpaper
Why have guests if they barely have a chance to contribute? The latest episode was yet another excruciating example of Gene reading to us while we waited for the two guests to have their day. It never really arrived.