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 61: Market design and live events

March 20, 2023
Eric Budish discusses the introduction of auctions to the primary market for tickets.
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Episode 60: Graduate school and mental health

February 21, 2023
Valentin Bolotnyy discusses the state of student mental health in eight top-ranked economics programs.
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Episode 59: Mental health therapy in the developing world

January 23, 2023
Nathan Barker discusses the impact of cognitive behavioral therapy in rural Ghana.
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Episode 58: How good is popular financial advice?

December 13, 2022
James Choi discusses how advice from popular financial authors differs from the theories and models of academic economists.
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Episode 57: The costs of cultural traditions

November 15, 2022
Eduardo Montero and Dean Yang discuss the long-term economic consequences of religious festivals in Mexico that coincide with peak planting or harvest months.
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Episode 56: Fundraising Appeals and the Lift/Shift Question

October 20, 2022
Sarah Smith discusses the impact of major fundraising interventions on overall charitable donations.
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Episode 54: Protecting vulnerable kids

August 22, 2022
Joseph Doyle discusses the history and economics of foster care in the United States.
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Episode 53: Grade inflation and graduation

July 25, 2022
Jeffrey Denning discusses how lower grading standards have led to higher college completion rates.
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Episode 52: Just what the doctor ordered?

June 27, 2022
Bradley Shapiro discusses the costs and benefits of directly advertising prescription drugs to consumers.
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