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Targeting poverty

December 10, 2018
The AEA interviews Rema Hanna and Benjamin Olken about whether universal basic income programs are the best way to provide aid in the developing world.

Building trust with buyers

November 21, 2018
How much do offers of "satisfaction guaranteed" improve efficiency in the marketplace?

Shadow business

November 12, 2018
How many cartels exist and how important is competition policy to reining them in?

The heroin balloon

November 7, 2018
A push to make prescription opioids more difficult to abuse touched off a surge of heroin deaths.

Fragile innovation

November 2, 2018
This video explains how financial innovation helped cause the 2008 financial crisis.

How Democrats lost the South

October 29, 2018
The AEA interviews Ilyana Kuziemko and Ebonya Washington about why Southern states turned Republican in the 1960s.