Listen to the World's top economists discuss their research and deconstruct global economic trends.
Partha Dasgupta on the Economics of Biodiversity
Nature is often missing in economic models, but in a study commissioned by the UK government, Partha Dasgupta looks at the economic benefits of biodiversity and the costs of losing it- and sets out a framework for including nature in our economic thinking. Dasgupta is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Cambridge, and in this podcast, he says humans are embedded in nature and cannot escape the biosphere through ingenuity.
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Andrew Steer: Fighting Climate Change with Innovation
Andrew Steer is President and CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund, which has committed $10 billion toward supporting new technologies that help reduce our impact on nature. Rhoda Metcalfe sat down with Dr. Steer to talk about his recent article in Finance and Development magazine. In this podcast, he says philanthropy has a big role to play in addressing climate change. Transcript: https://bit.ly/3tbRy43
Ruchir Agarwal: Chimpanzee Politics and Climate Change
When it comes to cooperation- humans and chimpanzees still have much in common. Perhaps that's not surprising given humans share over 98 percent of our DNA with chimps. In this podcast, economist Ruchir Agarwal says the animal kingdom can teach us important lessons about ourselves and increase cooperation to fight climate change. Transcript: https://bit.ly/3Bk80C0
Divya Kirti on the Economics of Climate Change
Most economists agree that a carbon tax would go a long way toward reducing emissions. But carbon taxes and related policies often face deep political constraints, and many are looking at sustainable investing as a way forward. Economist Divya Kirti is coauthor along with Dalya Elmalt, Deniz Igan of a working paper titled Limits to Private Climate Mitigation. In this podcast, Kirti says economics has an important role to play in addressing climate change. Transcript: https://bit.ly/3mDPYXj
What $650bn in SDRs Means for the Global Recovery
Earlier this month, in a historic multilateral response to the pandemic, the IMF board of governors approved an SDR allocation of $650 billion, the largest in the institution's history. Ceyla Pazarbasioglu heads the Strategy, Policy and Review Department at the IMF. In this podcast, she says the SDR allocation will go a long way toward helping vulnerable countries and minimize the dangerous divergence in recovery paths around the world. Transcript: https://bit.ly/3y6inY1
Rohini Pande on Inclusion Economics
Inclusion doesn't just happen; it takes policies that intentionally serve the very specific purpose of ensuring inclusion. That is the focus of Rohini Pande's work these days as the Director of Yale's Economic Growth Center. Pande is one of the most influential development economists of her generation. In this podcast, Pande speaks with journalist Rhoda Metcalfe about how better institutions make life a little fairer.
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