Andreas Lange (U Hamburg) on Why Fairness Principles…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/LangeAndreas_ClimateChangeAndFairness.mp3[/mp3] [caption id="attachment_279" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Andreas Lange"][/caption] 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…

Markus Brueckner (U of Adelaide) on Economic Growth,…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/BruchnerMarkus_AidAndGrowth.mp3[/mp3] [caption id="attachment_271" align="alignright" width="148" caption="Markus Brueckner (University of Adelaide)"][/caption] 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…

Glenn Harrison (Georgia State) on Experimental Economics

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/GlennHarrisonOnExperimentalEconomics.mp3[/mp3] [caption align="alignright" width="100" caption="Prof Glenn Harrison"][/caption] 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 the Department of…

Andy Seltzer (University of London) on wages, glass-ceilings…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/110502_AndySeltzerOnLabourEconomics.mp3[/mp3] [caption align="alignright" width="100" caption="Prof Andy Seltzer"][/caption] 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 has been working…

Paul Raschky (Monash University) on where Foreign Aid…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/110411-RaschkyOnLightAndForeignAid.mp3[/mp3] [caption id="attachment_203" align="alignright" width="100" caption="Dr Paul Raschky"][/caption] For some, foreign aid, is the only great hope for ending poverty in the very poor nations of our world, whilst for others, foreign aid is a…

Stefan Dercon (Oxford) on Risks, Farming & Poverty…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/110404-DerconStefan_OnEthiopiaAndPovertyTraps.mp3[/mp3] [caption id="attachment_203" align="alignright" width="98"] Prof. Stefan Dercon[/caption] Why do the poor in Africa suffer so terribly from drought and other natural disasters? Is this simply bad luck, or perhaps bad decision-making? .. Or does…

Margaret Docking on Family Planning in Uganda and…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/DockingOnFamilyPlanningUganda.mp3[/mp3] The United Nations' Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) put much emphasis on health, and infant and maternal health at that. Unfortunately, however, it is the maternal health goal -- goal 5 (Improve Maternal health) --…

Briefing: Explaining the North African Uprisings: the (lost)…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/AfricanUprisings.mp3[/mp3] Special Guest writer, Jeremy Kamil, brings us a fascinating piece on the recent uprisings in Northern Africa. The key question Jeremy addresses is, 'Why these nations, and why now?' Whilst many in the press…