Welcome to audioecon!   1 comment

This site is a curated library of economics-themed podcasts, primarily from Planet Money, but also from Freakonomics, EconTalk, This American Life and others. The site is designed for economics instructors with searchable categories created with the instructor in mind, as well as  suggestions for podcast-related assignments they might incorporate into course instruction.  Audioecon will also be of interest to anyone who enjoys  learning more about economics. Audioecon and related assignments is featured in the Journal of Economics Education article Podcasts as a Tool for Teaching Economics  Vol.45, Iss.3, 2014.

I hope you find this site useful and interesting, and welcome your feedback!

I wish you smart listening!

Posted June 27, 2012 by audioecon in Utility

Terry Anderson on the Environment and Property Rights   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/08/terry_anderson.html

Summary:Terry Anderson, distinguished Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute talks about free-market environmentalism and property rights that can protect natural resources. One of the main points of his book Free Market Environmentalism which is currently being revised for its third addition, revolves around the idea of what makes market successful and how can the success of the free market model be applied to the protection of the environment.

Original Air Date: August 18, 2014

Length: 63 min

High Prices Aren’t Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter   Leave a comment

porkLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/08/26/343403757/high-prices-arent-scaring-consumers-away-from-the-meat-counter 

Summary: A discussion of the factors impacting supply and demand of pork. Includes consideration of behavior of retailers and consumers in respond to changes in the market.  Considers influences and impacts of related goods.

Original Air Date: August 26, 2014

Length: 4 minutes 22 seconds

Posted September 21, 2014 by audioecon in Elasticity, Market structure, Shortage

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Daphne Koller on Education, Coursera, and MOOCs

moocLink: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/08/daphne_koller_o.html

Summary: Host Russ Roberts of Econtalk interviews Daphne Koller of Coursera about the rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) and the impact online learning will have on universities and learning in general.

Original Air Date: August 25, 2014

Length: 63 min

Posted September 10, 2014 by leonidhapulluqi in Creative economy, Econtalk, Technology

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Chris Blattman on Cash, Poverty, and Development   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/07/chris_blattman.html

Summary: Russ Roberts interviews Chris Blattman of Columbia University on the subject of radical poverty and how the infusion of cash affects growth, education and political behavior.

Original Air Date: July 21, 2014

Length: 71 min

How The Future Looked 50 Years Ago   Leave a comment

the futureLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/08/15/340669390/episode-561-how-the-future-looked-50-years-ago

Summary: Planet Money Podcast visits the year 1964 in order to see how people thought the future would turn out. It is amazing how difficult it is to predict the future and how technology changes throughout the years.

Original Air Date: August 15, 2014

Length: 22 min

Sam Altman on Start-ups, Venture Capital, and the Y Combinator   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/07/sam_altman_on_s.html

Summary: Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk talks with Sam Altman, president of accelerating firm Y Combinator about the nature of entrepreneurship, funding companies, the potentials of start-ups, and the innovation that spills from technological advancement.

Original Air Date: July 28, 2014

Length: 61 min

Posted August 28, 2014 by leonidhapulluqi in Creative economy, Econtalk, Technology

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Spending Big Money To Fight Big Money   Leave a comment

PACsLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/08/01/336910418/episode-558-spending-big-money-to-fight-big-money

Summary: What is the role of money in politics? What is campaign finance and what is the Super PAC? How is it that the 1% fraction of the US population have the ability to spend as much as they want in order to influence political power? Planet Money interviews Lawrence Lessing of Harvard University on his idea to create a super PAC in order to fight Super PACs.

Original Air Date: August 1, 2014

Length: 16 min

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