On Economics Explained, we take a look at interesting countries, policies, and decisions from the point of view of an economist. The world is an interesting place and we hope to uncover some of this intrigue in our short, informative podcasts.
Hedge Funds Explained: Why Hedge Funds Aren’t Really Hedged
So hedge fund is a term that has really lost a lot of meaning in recent years. These days it basically just means a managed financial institution that facilitates complex investment strategies that cater exclusively to high net worth individuals. But that wasn’t always the case. You see hedge funds actually have a really specific role in the world of high finance and in this video we are going to find out what makes them work.
Do We Actually Need Recessions?
Most people would agree that recessions are terrible things, they cause widespread fear among people that will be anxious about their savings, their livelihood, or even their next meal. On a nationwide level, economic downturns are events akin to natural disasters, they do massive damage and for the most part are widely accepted by society as an “inevitability”, rather than a “rarity” … But do we really need recessions?
Why Game Theory is Not About Competition
Game Theory is supposed to show how businesses (and prisoners) can outdo each other to win out over their competition. While this is great in theory Game Theory actually shows us much more about how to get along with our partners, friends, and allies.
The Brutal Economics of Migrant Labour
Qatar has one of the highest rates of migrant workers of any country in the world with over 90% of residents being non-citizens. So why does Qatar need so many migrant works and why are so many migrant workers willing to go to Qatar?
The Failing Economy of Sri Lanka
Over the past decade Sri Lanka was one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. However, they took on too much debt and now the country is collapsing.
What Would Happen if China's Economy Collapses?
It's no secret that China is facing a myriad of economic problems with many commentators predicting the impending collapse of the Chinese economy. But what would really happen is the world's second largest economy collapses?