Seven hundred years ago the worst pandemic in history killed almost half the population of Europe and the Middle East. Mark Koyama tells Tim Phillips about the centuries-long economic impact of the Black Death.
Thursday, 22 October 2020
At VoxEU.org Mark Koyama is interviewed by Tim Phillips on the topic of The Black Death
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
From the BBC's History Extra Podcast comes this discussion about Neanderthals.
In an episode produced in collaboration with our colleagues at BBC Science Focus Magazine, archaeologist Rebecca Wragg Sykes tackles some of the big questions about Neanderthals and their relations with modern humans.
Saturday, 26 September 2020
Saturday, 19 September 2020
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
If there is one thing we don't need in a pandemic it's wage and price controls. From the Cato Daily Podcast comes this discussion of the effects of wage and price controls in the US. Caleb O. Brown interviews Ryan Bourne and they discuss the role of prices in helping economic actors to adjust to new realities.
Saturday, 12 September 2020
From Macro Musings comes this video in which David Beckworth interviews George Selgin about the Fed’s new policy framework and Selgin's recent book titled, The Menace of Fiscal QE. Specifically, David and George discuss the Fed’s quantitative easing evolution, and how the move to a floor system helped pave the way for fiscal QE to become a more popular policy in the present.
Monday, 7 September 2020
From the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine comes this video in which Professor David Neumark talks about using minimum wages to fight inequality and poverty.