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Learn about groundbreaking new research, commentary and policy ideas from the world's leading economists. Presented by Tim Phillips.

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Learn about groundbreaking new research, commentary and policy ideas from the world's leading economists. Presented by Tim Phillips.

    Violence against women at work

    Violence against women at work

    When a man is violent to a woman at work, is the outcome different compared to when a man is the victim? A new study reaches some disturbing conclusions. Adams-Prassl talks to Tim Phillips.

    • 17 min
    The illusion of control

    The illusion of control

    We need a financial system, but does that mean we must also have regular financial crises? Regulation and risk management attempt to eliminate them, but does the cost and effort simply deliver what Jon Danielsson, in his new book, calls The Illusion of Control? He tells Tim Phillips that systemic risk is higher now than it was in 2008.

    • 22 min
    Does inequality create growth?

    Does inequality create growth?

    If we are less equal, is that good or bad news for economic growth? Reto Foellmi reviewed the research, and he has some answers for Tim Phillips. 

    • 19 min
    Ghost firms and tax fraud

    Ghost firms and tax fraud

    The problem of fake firms that issue fake receipts so that clients can claim fraudulent tax deductions is widespread but hard to stop, and it’s costing governments everywhere billions in lost revenues. Dave Donaldson and Dina Pomeranz talk to Tim Phillips about how the tax authority in Ecuador recouped lost revenues.

    • 19 min
    Our workless future

    Our workless future

    As intelligent autonomous machines become better at doing all our jobs, will there be enough work and income to go around? If only some of us work, who will that be, and what happens to the rest of us? Anton Korinek talks to Tim Phillips.

    • 21 min
    The political economy of lockdown

    The political economy of lockdown

    During the Covid-19 pandemic governments had to take unpopular measures to restrict our freedoms, and we had to choose whether we did what we were told. Were governments in countries with free media more likely to act – and were their citizens more likely to comply? Tim Besley and Sacha Dray talk to Tim Phillips about their new research.

    • 20 min

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Pithy and informative

The host is great at drawing out interesting info from his interviewees while sticking to a compact timeline of around 20 minutes. Ideal for commutes.

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