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Garrett M. Petersen
Economics Detective Radio
Economics Detective Radio is a podcast about markets, ideas, institutions, and all things related to the field of economics. Episodes consist of long-form interviews and are generally released on Fridays. Topics include economic theory, economic history, the history of thought, money, banking, finance, macroeconomics, public choice, business cycles, health care, education, international trade, and anything else of interest to economists, students, and serious amateurs interested in the science of human action. For additional content and links related to each episode, visit...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 83 ratings
Mixed bag
This can be very good with the right guest, but on occasion I really miss a robust discussion. An example of both sides: the interview with Robert Frank was terrific, with Frank expounding upon his ideas very concretely. The episode on Market Urbanism took half an hour to even start to get...Read full review »
TDHch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/20
Right wing apologists
In this time of extreme danger to democracy this podcast will lead you astray.
Idiolect43 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/19
This best source of economic science and information, not because I love the hosts voice but because it’s zero bias
Muderf7890 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/19
Recent Episodes
Today's guest is Michael McCullough of the University of California, San Diego. We are discussing his book The Kindness of Strangers: How a Selfish Ape Invented a New Moral Code. How did humans, a species of self-centered apes, come to care about others? Since Darwin, scientists have tried to...
Published 10/11/20
Today's guest is Nina Roussille of UC Berkeley and we discuss her working paper, The central role of the ask gap in gender pay inequality. The gender ask gap measures the extent to which women ask for lower salaries than comparable men. This paper studies the role of the ask gap in generating...
Published 09/24/20
Anton Howes returns to the podcast to discuss his new book, Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation. From its beginnings in a coffee house in the mid-eighteenth century, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce has tried to improve British...
Published 08/31/20
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