22 episodes

Do you consider economics to be boring and overly complex? This podcast will change your mind. Tune in to grasp complex economic theory, problems and events in a digestible way so you can keep informed and empower yourself with the tools to engage in intellectual debate. If you're looking to boost your general knowledge of world-wide economic events and understand how changes in markets and government policies affect your well-being, this is the place to start. Follow and contact me on Instagram @the.shady.economist.

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Do you consider economics to be boring and overly complex? This podcast will change your mind. Tune in to grasp complex economic theory, problems and events in a digestible way so you can keep informed and empower yourself with the tools to engage in intellectual debate. If you're looking to boost your general knowledge of world-wide economic events and understand how changes in markets and government policies affect your well-being, this is the place to start. Follow and contact me on Instagram @the.shady.economist.

    E22: Financial Literacy is Sexy

    E22: Financial Literacy is Sexy

    Do you have a kink for finance? Tune in for a bite-sized breakdown of the relationship between inflation, the cash rate and the value of your money.

    • 6 min
    E21: When will WA be ready to open borders?

    E21: When will WA be ready to open borders?

    Tune into an interview with Libby Mettam - Liberal member for Vassee and Shadow Minister for Health; Mental Health; Disability Services; Prevention of Family & Domestic Violence. Given the recent announcement of the extended hard border, when will our healthcare system be ready to tackle a future Covid-19 outbreak and what can we learn from the way other states are dealing with the pandemic?

    • 27 min
    E20: Buy now or wait?

    E20: Buy now or wait?

    Everything you need to know about the Australian housing market in under 11 minutes. What's caused the surge in house prices over the past year and when do we expect the market to cool down?

    • 10 min
    E19: Does the US Have Australia's Back?

    E19: Does the US Have Australia's Back?

    An interview with the most senior US public official in WA - US Consul General David Gainer. 

    Tune in to understand the importance of the US to the Australian economy from a trade and foreign investment perspective, the focus towards diversifying supply chains in the face of growing trade tensions, and what we are to expect from the US going forward. 

    • 45 min
    E18: The Influencer Economy - Is it worth it?

    E18: The Influencer Economy - Is it worth it?

    Drawing upon personal anecdotes from Ilma, (Instagram handle - 'hellomoia'), I discuss whether it's worthwhile pursuing a vocation as an influencer; the effect of rising influencer saturation on the labour market; what benefits brands receive from partnering with influencers; and why influences are in fact so influential.

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    • 24 min
    E17: Beers & Budget: Will the Deficit Strike Back?

    E17: Beers & Budget: Will the Deficit Strike Back?

    Tune in to my conversation with WA Business News Journalist, Matt McKenzie. Here we dive into key federal budget outcomes to secure economic recovery after the pandemic and importantly, what this means for Australia. Is there room for Modern Monetary Theory? When should we expect interest rates to increase? Should we be concerned about this fiscal stimulus? Plus - Matt digs deep to find out about the real Shady Economist.

    Follow and contact me:
    Instagram @the.shady.economist
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-shady-economist
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EconomistShady
    Website: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1010827
    Facebook: The Shady Economist
    Email: theshadyeconomist@gmail.com

    • 44 min