Wednesday, 4 November 2020

The antitrust case against Google

From the Cato Daly Podcast comes this interview in which Geoffrey Manne of the International Center for Law and Economics evaluates the claims in the antitrust case against Google.

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Grumpy Economist: the future of cities. a conversation with Harvard's Ed Glaeser

Does Zoom mean we all work from home? Will cities bounce back? Will San Francisco and New York fade and smaller cities grow? What problems are the policies causing and can cities reverse downward spirals? How to help unfortunate people who live in cities?

Thursday, 22 October 2020

The Black Death

At Mark Koyama is interviewed by Tim Phillips on the topic of The Black Death
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.

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Questions about Neanderthals answered

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, 19 September 2020

Recalibrating affirmative action

From The Glenn Show comes this video in which Professor Glenn Loury interviews Professor Peter Arcidiacono on affirmative action.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Wage and price controls in a pandemic

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.