11 episodes

Big money questions with comedian Elf Lyons and her father, the economist Dr Gerard Lyons.

Elfonomics - with Elf Lyons and Dr Gerard Lyons Elfonomics

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

Big money questions with comedian Elf Lyons and her father, the economist Dr Gerard Lyons.

    What can artists learn from football?

    What can artists learn from football?

    Elf discovers what lessons artists can take from football as Gerard analyses the economics of the Premier League and whether the model is sustainable. There's also inspiration from David Beckham, fan engagement at Fulham and an evaluation of Germany's 50+1 club ownership rule.

    • 35 min
    Should I start an OnlyFans account?

    Should I start an OnlyFans account?

    In this episode, Elf and Gerard discuss the rise of OnlyFans and the economics behind it: the reinvention of the middle man, an online market place and 'economic rent'. Oh and crucially, whether Elf should start her own account.

    • 31 min
    Why Are Vets So Expensive?

    Why Are Vets So Expensive?

    Why is it cheaper to fly to a different country than pay for a veterinary bill? In this episode of Elfonomics, Elf and Gerard dissect the economics of vets and animal healthcare.


    Twitter: @elfonomics @elf_lyons @DrGerardLyons

    • 32 min
    Why Is Everything Made In China?

    Why Is Everything Made In China?

    Why does it feel that everything is made in China and will that always be the case? Guilt-ridden by her online shopping addiction, Elf asks her dad if being 'mass produced' is really as bad as everyone makes it out to be. And why do we so associate mass production with Chinese goods?

    • 31 min
    Why Are Weddings So Expensive?

    Why Are Weddings So Expensive?

    Welcome back to Elfonomics! In this episode, Elf prepares to get hitched and asks her dad 'Why are weddings so expensive?'. Whilst Gerard tries to remember the name of his future son-in-law, the two debate the economics of weddings and WHY prices continue to rise.

    • 31 min
    Elfonomics: Coming (back) Soon

    Elfonomics: Coming (back) Soon

    Let's get fiscal with the new series of Elfonomics!

    Coming soon: Elfonomic analysis on topics from OnlyFans to football, via weddings, vets and China. In this teaser listen to Big G discuss what's occurring in the general economy NOW.

    New Twitter: @ELFONOMICS

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Bevvie H ,

Educational and awesome

Never would have thought I could listen to a podcast about economics but I love this series!! Elf and Gerard have wonderful chemistry and explain complicated concepts in a light and interesting way. More please 🙏

Lefty335 ,

Accessible and informative Econ podcast

This would have completely passed me by if Elf hadn’t been on RHLSTP, and I’m really glad she was! With a light and breezy approach to big Econ questions and clear and thoughtful insights from Dr Lyons, it's a great listen. Really hope you both keep on doing it because I’m hooked

richardanthonymorris ,

Great podcast!!

Love listening to the back and forth. The topics are also quite interesting and relatable. The amount of excitement that comes through in the dad’s voice when speaking on the topic of economics is really rousing and had me further looking into economic topics he had covered, that I hadn’t considered before. It also makes you sound smarter at parties.

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