A podcast featuring interviews with economists whose work appears in journals published by the American Economic Association.
Inoculating adolescents, protecting the public
Emily Lawler discusses vaccination mandates and their spillover effects. This is a rebroadcast of a conversation that Chris Fleisher had with the University of Georgia professor back in 2019.
The long-run benefits of public preschool
Martha Bailey discusses the impact of Head Start on educational attainment and economic self-sufficiency in adulthood.
Reimagining public safety
Yale sociologist Monica Bell on why economists must change the way they study police.
Divergences in life expectancy across US states
Christopher Foote and Ellen Meara discuss rising geographic disparities in US mortality.
The recovery of Southern wealth after the Civil War
Leah Boustan discusses her paper in the American Economic Review about how White slaveholding families in the US South rebuilt their fortunes after emancipation.
Deterring crime with DNA databases
Jennifer Doleac discusses the impact of DNA databases on the reduction of recidivism.