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 20: Rereading the The Road to Serfdom

January 20, 2021
Bruce Caldwell discusses Friedrich Hayek and the history of economic ideas.
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Episode 19: Social well-being and academic success

January 06, 2021
Northwestern’s Kirabo Jackson discusses how schools can help their students by fostering socioemotional development.
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Episode 18: The promise of conditional cash transfers

December 23, 2020
Rema Hanna discusses how giving families money affects child development in the long run.
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Episode 17: Gendered laws

December 09, 2020
Penny Goldberg discusses how legal gender discrimination affects women’s economic opportunities around the globe.
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Episode 16: The anatomy of inequality

November 25, 2020
Florian Hoffman discusses how income disparities have grown in the US and Europe over the last 40 years.
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Episode 15: How economists can help combat COVID-19

November 11, 2020
Boston University epidemiologist Eleanor Murray says the tools of economics can help her field better understand the impacts of the disease.
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Bonus episode: How Democrats lost the South

October 30, 2020
Ilyana Kuziemko and Ebonya Washington discuss why Southern states turned Republican in the 1960s.
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Episode 14: Importing polarization

October 28, 2020
Professor Gordon Hanson discusses how competition from China has pushed some communities to the edges of the political spectrum.
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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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