Matt Chamberlain (CSIRO) on Ocean Modelling and Climate…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/ChamberlainOnOceanModelling.mp3[/mp3] Listen to CSIRO research scientist Dr Matt Chamberlain -- he gives an excellent description of how oceans and the climate interact, and how modern scientific methods are used to try and understand this interaction.…

Cobus de Swardt on Transparency International and the…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/CobusDeSwardtOnCorruption.mp3[/mp3] Cobus de Swardt is the Managing Director of Transparency International (TI) which is well known for producing the annual Corruption Perceptions Index which ranks 180 countries on a scale of 0 to 10 for…

Jakob Madsen on Models of Economic Growth

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/MadsenOnGrowth.mp3[/mp3] Jakob Madsen, Professor of Economics at Monash University has spent many years in Macro-economic research. He has a particular interest in long-run growth, the models that have been used to explain it, and the…

Michael Hanemann on Climate Change Policy

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/080815-MichaelHanemann-EN.mp3[/mp3] Michael Hanemann is Chancellor's Professor at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley. He's also the Director of the California Climate Change Center. He was in Australia towards the…

Tim Hatton on Height and Health in Britain…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/080813-TimHatton-EN.mp3[/mp3] Professor Tim Hatton of the Economics Program at the Research School of Social Sciences (ANU) spoke to us about his research on health and height (stature) in turn-of-the-century Britain. What is interesting about his…

Greg Clark on Social Darwinianism and the Industrial…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/080808-GregClark-EN.mp3[/mp3] Greg Clark, Professor of Economics at University of California, Davis and author of A Farewell to Alms was recently in Australia to present a seminar on his controversial theory of Social Darwinianism to explain…

Lessons from the GFC for the GEC

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/GFCandGEC.mp3[/mp3] I was recently prompted by James O'Loghlin (host of Sunday's with James O'Loghlin program on ABC Local radio, Sydney) to think about solutions to both the GFC (Global Financial Crisis) and the GEC (Global…

The other climate debate – Background Briefing –…

[mp3]http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2009/03/bbg_20090308.mp3[/mp3] A superb Background Briefing report investigating the forthcoming Renewable Energy Target (presently, 20% of energy production to be greenhouse gas free by 2020) for Australia. Other countries have a similar target, but will Australia…

Peter Singer on the Ethics of Giving to…

Listen to the podcast of this post here: [mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/PeterSingerEthicsOfGivingToTheVeryPoor.mp3[/mp3] Or download it here: download (.mp3) Peter Singer was recently interviewed by Kate O'Toole on Triple J's current affairs program, Hack. In the interview and ensuing…

Terrorism in Pakistan: is this a development issue?

Listen to the podcast of this post here: [mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/TerrorismAndPovertyInPakistan.mp3[/mp3] Or download it here: download (.mp3) The recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan against the Sri Lankan cricket team bring back awful memories of the Mumbai bombings,…