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 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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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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