What can the economic sciences tell us about ourselves – at least in 20-minute bite-sized discussions? Leading economists share their perspectives in this Social Science Bites special collection.
Claudia Goldin on the Gender Pay Gap
Harvard University economic historian Claudia Goldin studies the origins, causes and persistence of the gender pay gap in the United States, which she discusses in this Social Science Bites podcast.
Jonathan Haskel on Intangibles
The knowledge economy. Intellectual property. Software. Maybe even bitcoin. All pretty much intangible, and yet all clearly real and genuinely valuable. This is the realm where economist Jonathan Haskel of Imperial College London mints his own non-physical scholarship.
John List on Economic Field Experiments
Behavioral economist John List talks about his work on field experiments and how research done in the natural world can lead to insights that otherwise might be hard to tease out in a lab.
Joel Mokyr on Economic Lessons from the Past
In this podcast, Northwestern University’s Joel , Mokyr tells interviewer Dave Edmonds, “I use economics to understand history, and I use history to understand economics.”