The Sound of Economics brings you insights, debates, and research-based discussions on economic policy in Europe and beyond.
The podcast is produced by Bruegel, an independent and non-doctrinal think tank based in Brussels. It seeks to contribute to European and global economic policy-making through open, fact-based and policy-relevant research, analysis and debate.
The Sound of Economics is also part of EuroPod, a network of European podcast shows which brings together journalistic, cultural and institutional views on political and societal trends in Europe and beyond.
Where did the vaccine strategy go wrong?
“We have to open our mind, we have to look internationally. Because if we don’t, COVID-19 is going to stay with us.”
Green transformation: a Polish perspective
A conversation on green recovery with the Polish Minister of Climate and Environment, Michał Kurtyka
The year that tested us all
An overview of economic policy and beyond in 2020
The new EU digital regulations: Explained
Bruegel's experts walk you through all the details of the EU's Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act.
The geopolitics of money
In this episode of the Sound of Economics, Paola Subacchi, Professor of international economics and chair of the advisory board of the Global Policy Institute at Queen Mary University of London, and Bruegel senior scholars Alicia García-Herrero and Michael Leigh join Giuseppe Porcaro for an age old discussion but with a twist.
They try to understand the geopolitical role of money, in other words, currencies and capital flows. While unconstrained capital flows cause afflictions of the global economy, the current debate on currencies is in fact driven by politics rather than economics, as Alicia argued in an opinion piece recently: Politics, not economics, demands a strengthened international role for the euro (https://www.bruegel.org/2020/10/politics-not-economics-demands-a-strengthened-international-role-for-the-euro/) . What would the next US Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen do on the dollar?
The political economy of climate transition
Is the green deal a strategy for growth or simply a reallocation mechanism?