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…

Keynes vs. Hayek: round 2 “Fight of the…

Another brilliant EconTv video from Keynes and Hayek. This time, the stage is as a Congress House Committee to analyse whether or not the US stimulus package was a good thing after all. Predictably, Keynes…

More BOOM and Bust!

Well, given recent events in global markets, it's about time that the coolest, hippest rappers of modern economics put their pens back to the page and fired up the beat-box! If you haven't seen the…

Putting the BOOM back into Economics

OK, I know, at times Economics and Economists get some bad press about their image, their character, their long explanations, their poor predictions .. their long sentences ... ahem... But one thing that is not…

Africa has to find its own road to…

(Thanks to Ben Hirons) With respect of Dambisa Moyo's thoughts on Dead Aid here is another President of an African nation, this time, Paul Kagame of Rwanda making a case for leading Africa out of…

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…

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…

The IMF says 1.4% Contraction for Australia in…

Listen online here: [mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/IMFGrowthPredictions.mp3[/mp3] Or download the podcast here: download (mp3) It seems to me that the recent discussion and alarm about the world economic recession has somehow got itself unhinged from the basic importance…