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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.

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.

    Why Should You Think Like an Economist?

    Why Should You Think Like an Economist?

    Want to make ‘no regrets decisions’? This podcast will teach you how! Betsey Stevenson and

    Justin Wolfers are on a mission to equip everyone with key tools from economics that can

    truly transform your life: from career dilemmas and financial conundrums to sorting out

    complicated problems in your personal life, economics will help you. Let’s get stuck in.

    Co-host: Nastaran Tavakoli-Far. Editor: Alastair Elphick. A Modulated Media production.

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    • 15 min
    Core Principle 1 - The Cost-Benefit Principle - The Pros & Cons

    Core Principle 1 - The Cost-Benefit Principle - The Pros & Cons

    How economists weigh up every decision.

    • 17 min
    Core Principle 2 - The Opportunity Cost Principle - Or What?

    Core Principle 2 - The Opportunity Cost Principle - Or What?

    Why economists think twice before making any decision, even snacking on junk food.

    • 17 min
    Core Principle 3 - The Marginal Principle - Just One More?

    Core Principle 3 - The Marginal Principle - Just One More?

    Ask yourself - should you have another?

    • 15 min
    Core Principle 4 - The Interdependence Principle - No Decision is an Island

    Core Principle 4 - The Interdependence Principle - No Decision is an Island

    No decision is an island.

    • 11 min
    Is now the time to improve yourself?

    Is now the time to improve yourself?

    Economists don't panic during a pandemic!

    • 6 min

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