49 episodes

Think Like an Economist and you’ll see the world more clearly, empowering you to make better decisions at work, at home, and in your community. Leading economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers will take you on a joyous romp through their field as they introduce you to the big ideas in economics, and show how you can apply them to live in your own life. Their signature approach reveals that every decision is an economic decision and this podcast uncovers the economic forces that shape the world around you. Betsey and Justin believe that economics is a superpower, and they want to teach you to fly.

Think Like An Economist Betsey Stevenson & Justin Wolfers

    • Education
    • 4.4 • 195 Ratings

Think Like an Economist and you’ll see the world more clearly, empowering you to make better decisions at work, at home, and in your community. Leading economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers will take you on a joyous romp through their field as they introduce you to the big ideas in economics, and show how you can apply them to live in your own life. Their signature approach reveals that every decision is an economic decision and this podcast uncovers the economic forces that shape the world around you. Betsey and Justin believe that economics is a superpower, and they want to teach you to fly.

    Behavioral Economics - We're only human!

    Behavioral Economics - We're only human!

    Behavioral Economics and assessing risk

    • 11 min
    Making Decisions in an Uncertain World

    Making Decisions in an Uncertain World

    Uncertainty and how to make good decisions

    • 20 min
    Game Theory - Thinking Strategically

    Game Theory - Thinking Strategically

    How to Think Strategically

    • 22 min
    Business Strategy - How to boost profitability

    Business Strategy - How to boost profitability

    Business Strategy and the Five Forces Framework

    • 23 min
    Entry, Exit and Long-Run Profitability - How to get ahead in the Market

    Entry, Exit and Long-Run Profitability - How to get ahead in the Market

    Entry, Exit and Long-Run Profitability

    • 21 min
    Why wages vary - Why some of us get paid more than others

    Why wages vary - Why some of us get paid more than others

    Why wages vary

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
195 Ratings

195 Ratings

Divebree ,

I beg to differ

I love your show but aggregate supply and aggregate demand show you said that College will show to employers that they can stick with something and will be more productive. I disagree, I am a Service Coordinator for people with Developmental Disabilities and the employees coming out of College are a mix bag, some are great but many are lazy and have no organizational skills and the people without a College degree are dedicated and organized and do a better job. I think that we should stop encouraging all people to go to College and make it sound like you are less for not going when maybe you could work your way up ( Trader Joe’s, Costco) or train to be a construction worker, plumber or electrician or go in the tech field, who make a good salary. There are a lot of people that have College debt but end up in a job that doesn’t require a College degree. I think that by requiring a College degree you are limiting a lot of good people who could do the job even better.

LarissaR ,

Volume issues, but love the content

I think the content and presentation are amazing for this show. I love the length of the episodes and how much thought went into their flow. Everything is explained well and with easy-to-understand examples.

I just wish that Betsey Stevenson wouldn’t get louder as she’s making a point. I’m already sensitive to noise in general, and noise variation in a podcast is actually a big consideration for me when I decide whether or not to listen. If there’s a little more modulation in future shows, I’ll definitely keep listening.

Taci ,

Great but also ads are loud and often

I am an economist, this is an awesome podcast, it’s a great content, and a great reminder for what I learned at school and helpful tool while planning my biz. But the ads are annoying. They first one is 3 times louder then the rest of podcast so it startles me every time. Then the hosts add even more ads in a show that’s less than 20 minutes long. Would have rated it higher but the ads make it borderline unlistenable.

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