AEA Research Highlights Podcast

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The AEA conducts podcast interviews on a wide range of topics with economists whose research appears in our journals. Listen to episodes posted below or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts:

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Episode 13: Populism's rise

October 14, 2020
Political scientist Yotam Margalit discusses why economic anxiety alone doesn’t explain the appeal of populist politicians.
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Episode 12: Taxing hidden wealth

September 30, 2020
Professor Daniel Reck discusses how the US found offshore tax havens and what more it can do.
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Episode 11: Reviving distressed communities

September 16, 2020
Tim Bartik of the Upjohn Institute on how economic development policy is shortchanging poor regions.
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Episode 10: What hurts minorities’ progress in economics?

September 02, 2020
Professor Gary Hoover discusses how to make the economics profession more welcoming to underrepresented groups.
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Episode 9: A century of women’s enfranchisement

August 19, 2020
Elizabeth Cascio discusses how generational change has contributed to the expanding political gap between men and women in the US.
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Episode 8: Wielding charity for political influence

August 05, 2020
Marianne Bertrand and Matilde Bombardini discuss how much of corporate philanthropy is really lobbying.
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Episode 7: Building barriers

July 22, 2020
Benjamin Feigenberg discusses the effectiveness of border walls on deterring migration.
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Episode 6: Autocracies in the information age

July 08, 2020
UCLA professor Daniel Treisman discusses how today’s dictators retain their power and how to fight back.
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Bonus Episode: The gender gap in economics

July 01, 2020
In an interview with the AEA in 2017, Amanda Bayer discusses sexism in the profession and what to do about it.
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Episode 5: Rethinking racial discrimination

June 24, 2020
Harvard professor Mario Small discusses how sociology can help economics expand the way it studies the effects of racism.
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