18 episodes

What are you going to be when you grow up? A doctor, an astronaut, an engineer, a footballer? Very few people have ever dreamt that one day they would be an economist. It’s a profession on few young people’s radars, is barely understood and, let’s face it, has an image problem. Most people picture economists, if they think about them at all, as “men in suits who are crunching numbers, talking about interest rates and making money”.This series of podcasts aim to challenge – and change – your image of economists. A series of conversations with economists who are working in a variety of different organisations, the podcasts will explore their personal journeys. What inspired them to choose to study economics? How did they get to their current position? What are they currently working on and what are some of the things that they love about economics? ​

How Did I Get Here? from Discover Economics Two Bees Consulting Ltd

    • Society & Culture

What are you going to be when you grow up? A doctor, an astronaut, an engineer, a footballer? Very few people have ever dreamt that one day they would be an economist. It’s a profession on few young people’s radars, is barely understood and, let’s face it, has an image problem. Most people picture economists, if they think about them at all, as “men in suits who are crunching numbers, talking about interest rates and making money”.This series of podcasts aim to challenge – and change – your image of economists. A series of conversations with economists who are working in a variety of different organisations, the podcasts will explore their personal journeys. What inspired them to choose to study economics? How did they get to their current position? What are they currently working on and what are some of the things that they love about economics? ​

    Special: Rupal Patel + Jack Meaning

    Special: Rupal Patel + Jack Meaning

    Can’t We Just Print More Money? was written by Bank of England economists Rupal Patel and Jack Meaning and offers an accessible introduction to economics themed around ten questions including ‘Why are so many of my clothes made in Asia?’ ‘Why aren’t Freddos 10p any more?’ and ‘What even is money?’.Every state secondary school in the UK has been sent a six-lesson resource for GCSE English students based on the successful economics book which features extracts, presentation slides and worksheet...

    • 26 min
    Ep 17: Helen Hughson

    Ep 17: Helen Hughson

    Research Officer at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) since August 2019 and before that, Economist at Reserve Bank of Australia for five years.Helen Hughson has contributed to research on tax policy (including the work of the UK Wealth Tax Commission), inequality, and migration, in her role as a Researcher at the London School of Economics. Previously, she worked for five years at the Reserve Bank of Australia on labour market and international developments, and co-au...

    • 50 min
    Ep 16: Rohin Aggarwal

    Ep 16: Rohin Aggarwal

    Rohin is an independent strategy consultant (specialising in education and learning) and founder of an education technology start-up. The majority of Rohin's professional work experience has been as a strategy consultant first at Monitor Deloitte and then working independently for a variety of firms. His experience has focussed upon public services (including education), healthcare and technology as well as a number of private equity due diligence assignments. Rohin also spent nine month...

    • 40 min
    Ep 15: Osama Rahman

    Ep 15: Osama Rahman

    Osama Rahman was appointed as the Department for Education’s Director of Analysis and Chief Scientific Adviser in April 2018.He:is a member of the Government Economic Service Boardis a member of the Chief Scientific Advisers Networkco-chairs the Departmental Directors of Analysis Networkrepresents the government’s directors of analysis at the Analysis Function BoardBefore joining the Department for Education, Osama spent 14 and a half years at the Ministry of Justice including the Department ...

    • 43 min
    Ep 14: Lizzy Burden

    Ep 14: Lizzy Burden

    Lizzy Burden is a reporter at Bloomberg. She covers the UK economy, including trade, the Bank of England and the Treasury, for Bloomberg.com and The Terminal. She also writes the weekly Beyond Brexit newsletter and contributes to Bloomberg TV, radio, podcasts and Quicktake, the social media channel. Lizzy is a regular guest on the BBC, Sky News and Times Radio, and hosts events, including for the Confederation of British Industry, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and British Americ...

    • 39 min
    Ep 13: Anuoluwapo Sharon Adenuga

    Ep 13: Anuoluwapo Sharon Adenuga

    Anuoluwapo Sharon AdenugaCommunication Strategist (Discover Economics) at The Royal Economic SocietyRoyal Economic SocietyEstablished by the Royal Economic Society, Discover Economics aims to broaden the appeal of economics as a subject and career for 15–17-year-olds from under-represented groups.Founder, MSc candidate at LSE, First Class BSc Economics Graduate and experienced communications strategist with a demonstrated history of working in technology and social organisations. Skilled in d...

    • 44 min

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