105 episodes

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.

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    • Business
    • 4.8 • 64 Ratings

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.

    The Brutal Economics of Migrant Labour

    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?

    • 11 min
    The Failing Economy of Sri Lanka

    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.

    • 18 min
    What Would Happen if China's Economy Collapses?

    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?

    • 11 min
    Is There a Better Economic System than Capitalism?

    Is There a Better Economic System than Capitalism?

    Over time it is almost taken as given that science and technology will evolve and improve over time. But does the same hold true for the field of economics? Will future generations achieve superior levels of wealth due to advancements in economics or have we already solved everything there is to discover?

    • 12 min
    How the World's Richest Country Lost 90% of its GDP

    How the World's Richest Country Lost 90% of its GDP

    In the 1980s Nauru was the richest country in the world on a per capita basis. Nauru's wealth can be entirely attributed to its deposits on Phosphate, a substance used in fertilizers. However, by the early 2000s they had completely run out of Phosphate the country's GDP declined by more than 90%.

    • 14 min
    Is inflation finally coming to an end?

    Is inflation finally coming to an end?

    Inflation has been perhaps the single biggest issue facing the global economy over the past year and has proven far more persistent than most people originally assumed. But with central banks around the world all raising interest rates, will we finally see inflation go back down to more normal levels?

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

daggims ,

Great show

Love this show so much. I just wish the content was longer.

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Valuable and entertaining

Great podcast with an engaging host and without unnecessary jargon. Well done!

ChgoLaw67 ,

Great Podcast

My only issue is that this podcast never reveals the name of the economist who makes these podcasts. Who might he be?

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