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Bringing new ways of thinking to the dismal science. Produced in collaboration with CKUT 90.3fm Montreal.

Expanding Economics CKUT 90.3fm Montreal

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Bringing new ways of thinking to the dismal science. Produced in collaboration with CKUT 90.3fm Montreal.

    Where are the Women in Economics?

    Where are the Women in Economics?

    Claudia Goldin is a labor economist at Harvard who is the most recent Nobel Laureate in economics “for having advanced our understanding of women’s labour market outcomes”. Among her many accolades and contributions, she has made history becoming the first woman to get tenure in Harvard's economics department as well as the first woman to receive the Nobel prize in economics solo. We wanted to congratulate Claudia Goldin on receiving the Nobel Prize in Economics. However, as we began to explore her contributions to the fields of labor and feminist economics our attention was drawn to something else... Women economists or, lack thereof.

    In this episode, first-time hosts Sasha and Zoya raise crucial questions about the roots of this disparity, starting with undergraduate education. Together, they discuss the far-reaching implications of this gender gap for the field of economics and actionable steps to foster inclusivity and equality. Tune in to gain insights and perspectives on dismantling barriers for women in economics on this episode of the expanding economics podcast.

    The papers referenced in this episode: WHAT DID UWE DO FOR ECONOMICS: https://www.nber.org/system/files/working_papers/w31432/w31432.pdf

    Alice Wu Paper (Gendered Language on the Economics Job Market Rumors Forum): https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/pandp.20181101

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    • 24 min
    The Sociology of Money and Paradoxical Nature of Cryptocurrencies

    The Sociology of Money and Paradoxical Nature of Cryptocurrencies

    In this episode, Sofia shares some of her previous work in Economic Sociology, a subfield that often clashes with Neoclassical economics in its analysis of various economic phenomena. Within it, the study of money and its social meanings is a central topic and subject to widespread debate. After outlining the various perspectives and theories posed by scholars in the field, Sofia searches to explain the rise of cryptocurrencies and other alternative monetary movements and the challenges they face.  We hope you enjoy!
     
    Read the full paper and sources used here:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TxIIG0UWcSZ84AO0Wn1qXPWMMcbKrTee/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106556826125274612654&rtpof=true&sd=true

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    • 33 min
    The Politics of Green Growth with Jade Rinn

    The Politics of Green Growth with Jade Rinn

    Hi everyone, and welcome back to Expanding Economics! To follow up on our last episode on Degrowth Economics, we invited Jade to discuss the attempts to implement green growth policies and how effective they are at achieving C02 reduction targets. After talking a bit about her own experience at McGill and some of the pros and shortcomings of studying economics and political science, we touch on why green growth is more politically appetizing, some of the tangible policies that have been implemented in the Netherlands and what's next for tackling the ecological crisis.

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    • 28 min
    Degrowth Economics with JP Arellano

    Degrowth Economics with JP Arellano

    As we all grapple with the threats posed by the climate crisis, economists, politicians, and everyday people outside the ivory tower are searching for a way forward. The Degrowth movement offers a solution that challenges the traditional pursuit of perpetual economic growth as the ultimate goal for society. Instead, it proposes a steady state economy that prioritizes social and ecological well-being over economic growth, calling for a fundamental rethinking of our approach to the economy.

    In today's episode, Sofia and JP will delve into the reasons why he believes that Degrowth is the way forward. They will also explore the steps that are being taken in this direction to achieve a more sustainable and equitable economic system. Stay tuned for our next episode on Green Growth and decide for yourself.

    Check out JP's article in Climatalk: https://climatalk.org/2023/03/05/degrowth-post-growth-policies-green-economics-economy/?fbclid=IwAR3nUQInC-uMrfIoDvDztWu_Vq8tz_v0AF6MQxb3IY1LjfDGu51QxMehClc

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    • 30 min
    Feminist Economics and Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism with Prof. Kristen Ghodsee

    Feminist Economics and Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism with Prof. Kristen Ghodsee

    Professor Kristen Ghodsee teaches Russian and East European studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is known for her ethnographic work in post-soviet countries where she studies gender relations and other legacies of 20th century communism. In her book, Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism, she argues that when the state steps in to support families with reproductive labour and care work, women are able to gain financial independence which leads to more egalitarian and fulfilling romantic relationships. In this episode, Sofia and Professor Ghodsee discuss how exactly socialist state intervention impacted women's working lives behind the iron curtain, what this tells us about capitalism and what neoclassical economics has to do with any of this.

    Read her original op-ed here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/opinion/why-women-had-better-sex-under-socialism.html

    Access the full text:
    https://www.boldtypebooks.com/titles/kristen-r-ghodsee/why-women-have-better-sex-under-socialism/9781568588896/

    Check out her future work:
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Everyday-Utopia/Kristen-R-Ghodsee/9781982190217

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    • 59 min
    Ecological Economics with Michael Babcock

    Ecological Economics with Michael Babcock

    In this episode we are joined by Michael Babcock; Ph.D. candidate at McGill University where he studies natural resource development and teaches Ecological Economics. After taking Michael's class myself, I felt that the way I viewed the discipline of economics and the world more broadly had been drastically changed. Economists of the future must be thinking about how we will go on to power society and the impacts that have on the environment, Ecological Economics provides an opportunity for us to update our economic thinking and goals to be better suited to what is arguably the most pressing issue of our time.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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EnabledEtheropian ,

This is a must listen for Econ fans

An accessible but in depth analysis and critique of dominant narratives in Economics. Listeners are treated to alternative explanations that are both revolutionary and cathartic. Much needed in these times

Maddy 222 ,

Great Podcast!

Easy to understand and interesting even for someone with no economics background. A great listen about challenging what you’re taught and thinking about the university system and the world in new ways, great podcast!

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