In this podcast we meet Dr Michael Clemens from the Center for Global Development in Washington. Dr Clemens is a passionate advocate of greater migration […]
Have you ever wondered what goes into the making of a t-shirt, business shirt or blouse – like the one you are most likely wearing right now? Recently, a collaboration between physicist, César Hidalgo and Economist, Ricardo Hausmann has seen the development of fascinating techniques to do just that – to study not just the trading relationships amongst the nations of the Earth, but the product relationships that lie behind this trade. Such analysis leads to some tantalizing prospects like mapping capabilities, or measuring the product- or capability- complexity that each country possesses. In this pod-cast, we’ll introduce and explore this remarkable analysis which goes under the heading: Economic Complexity.
Pietro Peretto, Professor of Economics, Duke University, is tackling the very biggest topic in Economics — How can humanity experience increasing living standards in a […]
What about you impacts on your voting choice? Professor Rebecca Morton, Professor of Politics at New York University joins us today on EconomicsNow! to talk voting. Specifically, she has recently finished a study on what contributes to a person’s preferences for leftist or rightist political platforms. Interestingly, Becky considers both the direct effects of attributes such as income and educational level, but also the direct and indirect effects that personality type, and intelligence can have on a person’s voting behaviour. In this podcast, we discuss the study and its possible implications for voter behaviour, political parties, and the conduct of other studies on voting.
Andreas Lange (U Hamburg) on Why Fairness Principles Matter to International Climate Change Negotiations
Why does fairness matter to international climate change negotiations? To help us answer this question, Andreas Lange, a Professor of Economics from the University of Hamburg joins us on EconomicsNow!
Markus Brueckner is a senior lecturer at the School of Economics, University of Adelaide, and has research interests including economic growth, political economy and applied […]
Craig Mawdsley is Director of OneSeed a textiles importing business bringing hand-made dresses, bags and other textiles from Cambodia to the markets of Australia. The […]
Glenn Harrison is the C.V. Starr Chair of Risk Management & Insurance and Director of the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR), in […]
In this post, our Economist on the ground, Jeremy Kamil, brings us a background piece on Experimental Economics. Which reminds me, have you ever heard […]
Andy Seltzer is a Professor in the Department of Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London. Professor Seltzer is an Economic Historian first and foremost and […]