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…

ABC World Today: EU Climate Advisor ‘astounded’ by…

Via ABC's the World Today audio program ... [mp3]http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/news/audio/twt/201103/20110308-twt5-climateeurope.mp3[/mp3] Listen to an interview with Jill Duggan, presently working as a carbon pricing expert for the European Commission, emit surprise and awe at the state of…

Peter Neal (UNSW) on Carbon Capture and Storage

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/PeterNealOnCCS.mp3[/mp3] Dr Peter Neal is a research associate at the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (otherwise known as the CO2 CRC), and is located in the School of Petroleum Engineering at the University…

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…