A podcast discussing the principles of economics and their applications in real life, Nepalese economy, history of economic thought, and the world economy.
08: The Story of Markets (बजारको कथा)
Welcome to the eighth episode of The Nepali Economist. In this episode, I talk about the marvel of the markets - what they are, how they work, and why they are important.
The Reality of Markets by Russel Roberts
Spontaneous Order by Norman Barry
I, Pencil by Leonard E. Read
Halt and Catch Fire TV Series
07: The Value of Money ( पैसाको मूल्य)
I am back after a long hiatus of about 4 months. In the 7th episode of the podcast, I build on the things we discussed last time about the prices and explain the concept of inflation and deflation along with their impact on our lives. I have also included the examples of hyperinflations from around the world. Do check it out!
Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe on Wikipedia
साम्यवाद किन असफल भयो ? by Bettina Bien Greaves (Nepali Translation: Surath Giri)
Deflation as per the Austrian Economics
06: Where Do Prices Come From? (मूल्य भन्ने चीज कहाँबाट आउँछ ?)
Welcome to the sixth episode!
Why are footballers or fashion models paid more than doctors and health workers? Why is life-saving water cheaper than diamonds? Who determines the prices of goods and services? Is it the seller or the buyer? What happens if we try to control prices?
I try to answer all these questions in this episode along with discussing the Diamond-Water paradox and real-life examples from Nepal. Happy Listening!
Where do prices come from? by Russell Roberts
The paradox of Value by Wikipedia
Austrian School of Economics by Britannica
Carl Menger Profile by Library of Economics and Liberty
The Problems of Price Controls by Fiona M. Scott Morton
05: The Public Choice Theory (राजनीतिज्ञहरू किन भ्रष्ट हुन्छन् ?)
Welcome to the fifth episode!
In this episode, I discuss the Public Choice Theory, aka the economic way of thinking about politics. I talk about the theory, its implications, some examples from the US and Nepal. I also talk about the concept of Baptists and Bootleggers proposed by economist Bruce Yandle. Happy listening!
Public Choice Theory by Jane S. Shaw
Pigs Don't Fly: The Economic Way of Thinking about Politics by Russell Roberts
The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy by James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tullock
Bootleggers & Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics by Bruce Yandle & Adam Smith
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04: The Law of Comparative Advantage ( तुलनात्मक लाभको सिद्धान्त र आत्मनिर्भरता )
And here comes the fourth episode! In this episode, I discuss why trade is important and what is the law of comparative advantage which states that countries engaging in trade benefit even when one country is better at doing everything. Happy listening!
1. Comparative Advantage Theory and Examples by Kimberly Amadeo
2. A Brief History of the Concept of Comparative Advantage by Morgan Rose
3. On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by David Ricardo
4. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
03: The Unintended Consequences (अवाञ्छित परिणामको कथा)
Thank you for liking the second episode! In this episode, I discuss the unintended consequences through examples of the cobra control program of colonial India, Four Pests Control Campaign of China, Child Labour Ban, consequences of seat belt laws, consequences of Hoy De Circula program of Mexico City, Kathmandu's taxi problem, and the Barbara Streisand Effect. Happy listening!
The consequences of banning child labor (World Bank)
UN’s ban on child labor is a ‘damaging mistake’ (The Guardian)
Perverse consequences of well-intentioned regulation: Evidence from India’s child-labor ban (CEPR Policy Portal)
The Effects of Automobile Safety Regulation (Jstor)
The Effect of Driving Restrictions on Air Quality in Mexico City (Journal of Political Economy)
The Cobra Effect: Lessons in Unintended Consequences (FEE)
The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life (Steven E. Landsberg)
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