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Economics In Ten is your go-to podcast if you want to learn about the lives, times and ideas of the world's greatest economic thinkers. Each episode is a fun exploration of a famous economist using ten different questions. Presented by Pete and Gav, your friendly neighbourhood economists, with technical support from Nic and music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com

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Economics In Ten is your go-to podcast if you want to learn about the lives, times and ideas of the world's greatest economic thinkers. Each episode is a fun exploration of a famous economist using ten different questions. Presented by Pete and Gav, your friendly neighbourhood economists, with technical support from Nic and music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com

    Season 2 Episode 4 - John Forbes Nash Jr

    Season 2 Episode 4 - John Forbes Nash Jr

    We all like games don’t we? But in order to win games you need the best strategy and there is one economist who is synonymous with games and more specifically ‘game theory’. You might know him from the award winning film ‘A Beautiful Mind’ but there is so much more to know about John Nash Jr. and the Economics in Ten team want to share that with you.  Along the way you will find out the best way to win ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’, discover the huge cost (or benefit) of the nuclear arms race and what’s the market rate for a Nobel Prize medal at auction. Guiding you through as always are Pete and Gav, your friendly neighbourhood economists with technical support from our yellow trainered friend Nic. Music comes from Jukedeck and you can create your own at jukedeck.com. Economics in Ten – The Oh.My.Pod. PodBible Independent Podcast of the Year 2019.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Christmas Special

    Christmas Special

    It’s Christmas!!!! But what does Christmas have to teach us about economics? Well…quite a lot in fact as you’ll soon find out as you listen to this festive special by the Economics in Ten team. What’s the best present you can give according to economists? Should you get a real tree or a plastic one from an environmental economics perspective? What can the ‘12 Days of Christmas’ teach us about inflation? There are plenty more festive questions to be answered plus you get our guide to the top gifts to satisfy the budding economist in your household. Guiding you through as always are Pete and Gav, your friendly neighbourhood economists with technical support (and jingle bells) from Nic. Music comes from Jukedeck and you can create your own at jukedeck.com. Have a merry Christmas everyone!!!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Season 2 Episode 3 - Sir Arthur Lewis

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Sir Arthur Lewis

    Sir Arthur Lewis was a pioneer. The first black man to win the Economics Nobel Prize, the first black man to be a professor of any university and in any field in the UK and the economist largely seen as the first major thinker in the field of development economics.  His  "two sector" model is taught across the world  -  but who was the man behind the model and why does he have a building and a mascot named after him at the University of Manchester? What is his (spurious) link with Mancunian musical legends MC Tunes and A Guy Called Gerald. Guiding you through these questions and many more (as always) are Pete and Gav, your friendly neighbourhood economists. Technical support comes from Nic and the music from Jukedeck - you can create your own at jukedeck.com.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Season 2 Episode 2 - Elinor Ostrom

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Elinor Ostrom

    Traditionally economics has been a man’s world reflected in the fact that out of 84 Nobel Prize winners in Economics, only 2 (until last week only 1!) have been women. This dominance is starting to be challenged and people are increasingly valuing greater diversity of economic thought and economic thinkers. But who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Economics and why did she keep on saying that 'there is no panacea'? Listen to this second episode of season 2 to learn more about Elinor Ostrom and how she challenged the idea of the ‘tragedy of the commons’. You’ll also discover that in this world of complexity, her methodology has enormous potential in solving practical problems. You'll also learn about a determined woman of great character who would not be "put in her place"!  Guiding you through as always are Pete and Gav, your friendly neighbourhood economists with technical support from Nic. Music comes from Jukedeck and you can create your own at jukedeck.com.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Season 2 Episode 1 - Thorstein Veblen

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Thorstein Veblen

    Want to know why Cardi B has five super cars but can't drive? Economics has the answer! Or more specifically Thorstein Veblen does.  Who is this man and why is he still so relevant today? From Russian oligarchs to Saudi Princes, to Premiership footballers and even that work colleague who keeps rolling up their sleeve in the hope that you'll comment on their new Rolex... Listen to the first episode of our second season to learn more about the man who coined the phrase 'conspicuous consumption'.  As always you will be in the company of Pete and Gav, your friendly neighbourhood economists. With technical support from the wonderful Nic and music from Jukedeck - create your own at jukedeck.com. 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Summer Reading Special

    Summer Reading Special

     “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss 

    If you want to be a great student of economics or just be well-informed about the world, then reading widely is without question the magic ingredient.  We at EconomicsInTen are great believers in the power of reading.  Therefore in this Summer Reading special, your friendly neighbourhood economists Pete and Gav answer one simple question 10 times. What book would they recommend and why? All the books are linked to economics in some way and if you read them all, you will become a better economist and who knows, perhaps a better human being too! So while away those long summer days catching up with our podcast and reading these beauties.   As always, this podcast comes with technical support from the great Nic and comes with music from Jukedeck – create your own at jukedeck.com.

    • 42 min

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