54 episodes

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

    • Education
    • 4.4 • 227 Ratings

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.

    Economics For All Your Decisions In Life - From Romance to Retirement

    Economics For All Your Decisions In Life - From Romance to Retirement

    Discover how economic principles can be used throughout your life

    • 21 min
    Useful Economics in Everyday Life

    Useful Economics in Everyday Life

    Useful Economics in Everyday Life

    • 18 min
    A Conversation with Emily Oster: The Economics of Pregnancy, Parenting and the Pandemic

    A Conversation with Emily Oster: The Economics of Pregnancy, Parenting and the Pandemic

    Emily Oster - thinking like an economist about pregnancy, parenting, and coping with a pandemic.

    • 27 min
    A Conversation with Larry Summers: The Influence of Economic Ideas and the Dangers of Secular Stagnation

    A Conversation with Larry Summers: The Influence of Economic Ideas and the Dangers of Secular Stagnation

    Professor Larry Summers in discussion

    • 31 min
    A Conversation with Greg Mankiw: Financial Crisis, Recessions and Communicating Economics

    A Conversation with Greg Mankiw: Financial Crisis, Recessions and Communicating Economics

    Professor Greg Mankiw in conversation

    • 28 min
    Behavioral Economics - We're only human!

    Behavioral Economics - We're only human!

    Behavioral Economics and assessing risk

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
227 Ratings

227 Ratings

Divebree ,

I beg to differ

I love your show but aggregate supply and aggregate demand show you said that College will show to employers that they can stick with something and will be more productive. I disagree, I am a Service Coordinator for people with Developmental Disabilities and the employees coming out of College are a mix bag, some are great but many are lazy and have no organizational skills and the people without a College degree are dedicated and organized and do a better job. I think that we should stop encouraging all people to go to College and make it sound like you are less for not going when maybe you could work your way up ( Trader Joe’s, Costco) or train to be a construction worker, plumber or electrician or go in the tech field, who make a good salary. There are a lot of people that have College debt but end up in a job that doesn’t require a College degree. I think that by requiring a College degree you are limiting a lot of good people who could do the job even better.

moving on-missu ,

Good show but stick to economics

There are moments of wishful economic theory here. Justin shows he is well left of center and mixing it in confuses the material. We see oil prices and know it’s 18 months of halted new oil and pipelines that have hurt this country. As an economist you know an 18 month halt to oil signed on Inauguration Day constricted supply and brought higher prices when we took off our masks and came out of lockdown. Talk about that, it’s real and tangible and there are numbers-think like an economist and show them. Your college kids have no hope if they can’t understand stimulus and restrictions to supply created all our current problems.

GlennWatson ,

I it

I teach economics and I am planning to use your podcast recordings in my class to explain these concepts. I suggest looking at more macro concepts.

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