21 episodes

Think Like an Economist and you’ll see the world more clearly, empowering you to make better decisions at work, at home, and in your community. Leading economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers will take you on a joyous romp through their field as they introduce you to the big ideas in economics, and show how you can apply them to live in your own life. Their signature approach reveals that every decision is an economic decision and this podcast uncovers the economic forces that shape the world around you. Betsey and Justin believe that economics is a superpower, and they want to teach you to fly.

Think Like An Economist Betsey Stevenson & Justin Wolfers

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Think Like an Economist and you’ll see the world more clearly, empowering you to make better decisions at work, at home, and in your community. Leading economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers will take you on a joyous romp through their field as they introduce you to the big ideas in economics, and show how you can apply them to live in your own life. Their signature approach reveals that every decision is an economic decision and this podcast uncovers the economic forces that shape the world around you. Betsey and Justin believe that economics is a superpower, and they want to teach you to fly.

    Inequality - Understanding the Gap between Rich and Poor

    Inequality - Understanding the Gap between Rich and Poor

    Economic tools to help create a fairer society

    • 17 min
    A New Treasury Secretary - Who is Janet Yellen and what will she do?

    A New Treasury Secretary - Who is Janet Yellen and what will she do?

    The next Treasury Secretary talks to Think Like an Economist

    • 13 min
    Presidential Econ 101 - A To Do List

    Presidential Econ 101 - A To Do List

    How the President can Think Like an Economist

    • 11 min
    The Labor Market - Live to Work, or Work to Live?

    The Labor Market - Live to Work, or Work to Live?

    Career advice - Economist style.

    • 16 min
    Externalities - The Full Cost of the Choices we make

    Externalities - The Full Cost of the Choices we make

    How your actions affect those around you

    • 16 min
    International Trade - Cars from Corn

    International Trade - Cars from Corn

    Made in your country - sold globally.

    • 16 min

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