10 episodios

A podcast featuring interviews with economists whose work appears in journals published by the American Economic Association.

AEA Research Highlights American Economic Association

    • Ciencias sociales

A podcast featuring interviews with economists whose work appears in journals published by the American Economic Association.

    Wielding charity for political influence

    Wielding charity for political influence

    The amount of money in politics seems to grow every year. Spending by outside groups reached a record of half billion dollars in the 2016 elections cycle, and lobbying expenditures regularly exceed $3 billion annually. But economists Marianne Bertrand and Matilde Bombardini argue that a lot of corporate influence is still overlooked.

    • 18 min
    Building barriers

    Building barriers

    Ben Feigenberg speaks with the AEA's Chris Fleisher about whether border walls actually reduce the number of people crossing into the US from Mexico, potential unintended consequences, and how economics can inform debates around policing and criminal justice.

    • 20 min
    Autocracies in the information age

    Autocracies in the information age

    The world has been adjusting to the information age for the last 50 years now. And so have its autocracies, according to our guest today. Daniel Treisman, political scientist at UCLA, says that illiberal leaders are building modern authoritarian regimes with a new set of tools to keep themselves in power. Professor Treisman spoke with the AEA’s Tyler Smith about how informational autocrats retain their power, why they had to adapt, and how new coalitions may be able to fight back.

    • 24 min
    Bonus episode: The gender gap in economics

    Bonus episode: The gender gap in economics

    In this 2017 interview, the AEA's Chris Fleisher and Diana Schoder talk with Swarthmore professor Amanda Bayer about the severity of the gender gap in economics. Bayer is the creator and editor of Diversifying Economic Quality, an online resource that promotes inclusive, innovative, and evidence-based teaching practices in economics. She also helped develop the AEA's "Best Practices for Economists" aimed at building a more diverse and inclusive profession.

    • 31 min
    Rethinking racial discrimination

    Rethinking racial discrimination

    Harvard professor Mario Small discusses how sociology can help economics expand the way it studies the effects of racism. In the latest issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, he and his co-author, the late Devah Pager, say that limiting the study of discrimination to the actions of prejudiced individuals “dramatically understates” the impact on social inequality, on labor markets, credit, housing, and many other contexts.

    • 23 min
    The persistence of poverty and insecurity

    The persistence of poverty and insecurity

    Few economists have shed as much light on the long-run impact of institutions as Melissa Dell. Her efforts, which earned her this year’s John Bates Clark Medal, have helped pinpoint some of the root causes of poverty and insecurity around the world. Co-hosts Tyler Smith and Chris Fleisher spoke with Dell about the through line to her research, the insights she’s gained from first-hand experience, and what advice she has for young economists.

    • 21 min

Top podcasts de Ciencias sociales

Otros usuarios también se han suscrito a